Westside Gunn and DJ Premier first collaborated with each other. On WSG very critically-acclaimed, Pray for Paris, album. Last year in the Spring. While now the two reconnect on producer and musician, as well as Premier’s TTT label artist, Brady Watt’s newest single, The Narcissist. That they are featured on.
Though this is only the first collaboration between Watt and Westside. Watt has long been a fan. Having the following to say in a statement about the new single, as well as the very artsy creative accompanying video. “I cooked up this composition how I usually do, just jamming in the studio. I used three basses on this; my fretted, fretless, and upright. DJ Premier deemed it worthy enough to send to the one and only, Westside Gunn, who is and has been my favorite artist out for a minute now. Preem reached out to Gunn and he laced two verses, and the hook same night. I couldn’t even believe it. At first, I intended it to be a drumless joint (in Griselda fashion), but Preem insisted he put drums on it AND a classic scratch hook using vocals from none other than Benny The Butcher and Conway The Machine. This song really manifested itself, and I’m honored to have my name next to these titans. When the song was complete I then commissioned Jim Warren to hand draw an animated film based around the lyrics. It took him about five-months of STEADY work to complete it. I’m so glad we took the time to do it, because Westside Gunn is so heavy in the art world; it had to be next level to meet his standards.”