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Westside Gunn – Flygod Is An Awesome God 2 (Album Review)

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Flygod is an Awesome God 2 is Westside Gunn’s second album in three months.


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TOP 3

 

3. MICHAEL IRVIN

The beat featured on “Michael Irvin” calms my soul, but the lyrics featured on the song makes my heart beat fast.

The instrumental to “Michael Irvin” is one of the calmest things I’ve ever listened to in my life. As for Westside Gunn, on the song, he ferociously raps about dodging snitches, shooting up blocks, calling out crooked cops, and selling drugs. If I were to guess, the gritty Buffalo rapper recorded the song in the prettiest flower garden on earth.

Just like Michael Irvin, “Michael Irvin” is very disturbing to listen to.

 

 

2. BUFFS VS. WIRES

Despite “Buffs Vs. Wires” featuring an instrumental that is softer than Charmin toilet paper, the song contains nothing but the toughest bars on this planet.

On “Buffs Vs. Wires,” you can tell that Westside Gunn, Benny The Butcher, and Boldy James made it a mission to show the world how gangsta they are. Whatever the case may be, I thought Gunn did a good job of combating the silky smooth vibes attached to the song with untamed energy on his verse, I thought Benny did a good job of sounding focused, woke, and hood-certified on his verse, and I thought Boldy did a good job of sounding like a drug dealer that only started rapping because he has a lot of downtime on the weekend on his verse.

One of these three dudes are the one that stole your bike.

 

 

1. LIL CEASE

“Lil Cease” will make you want to dust-off your old G-Unit albums.

Something about hearing Griselda hit us with cold-ass street bars over cold-ass street beats will never get old, to me. Though Westside Gunn raps with a cocky tone on “Lil Cease,” I still believe every cold-ass sentiment that comes out of his mouth.

The best thing about “Lil Cease” is Armani Caesar’s verse on the song. Throughout it, she f**ks around with old-school flows, she talks about running her city, and she displays tons of swag. On the real, I got Foxy Brown vibes listening to Armani rap.

The punchlines on “Lil Cease” are top-notch!


SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN

1. PRAISE GOD INTRO (N/A)

2. MICHAEL IRVIN (4/5)

3. JOSE CANSECO (3/5)

4. ONE MORE HIT (3/5)

5. SADHU INTERLUDE (N/A)

6. LIL CEASE (4.5/5)

7. FCK THE POLICE SKIT (N/A)

8. BUFFS VS. WIRES (4/5)

9. MINISTER MAINO SKIT (N/A)

10. BUBBA CHUCK (3.5/5)

11. SADHU INTERLUDE 2 (N/A)

12. DRIVE BY LOVE (4/5)

13. REBIRTH (4/5)

14. STEVE BEHR (4/5)


OVERALL RATING

(C+)

On nearly every song on Flygod Is an Awesome God 2, Westside Gunn spits bars over instrumentals that our grandparents probably listened to while they were in the process of making our parents (Eww). Unfortunately, he doesn’t rap about some romantic s**t on the album; instead, he raps about shootouts, drug-dealing, illegal sex acts, and many more heinous things. Though oil and water, orange juice and toothpaste, and Twitter and Trump are things that don’t mix, for some strange reason, smooth beats and Gunn’s wacky raps mix really well.

What more do you want me to say about Flygod Is an Awesome God 2? Do you want me to tell you that the beats on the album allowed me to have one of the best bowel movements I’ve had in years? Do you want me to tell you that I think Westside Gunn sounds like a deranged gangsta that probably grew up torturing ants and rolling with OGs that were much older than him on the album? Do you want me to tell you that the interludes on the album are random as s**t? WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT ME TO TELL YOU!!? The album is as straightforward as Tetris; just press play on it and you’ll know where to place your stupid blocks.

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  1. Definitely the weirdest album I’ve heard this year lmao. I was thinking the same thing when you said the beats sounded like something our grandparents would listen to (minus the baby-making part😂.) Anyway I actually liked this album because of how weird it was, if that makes sense. My top 3 is the exact same as yours, except I have Michael Irvin ahead of Buffs vs. Wires. This is the first time I’ve ever listened to Westside Gunn and I must say his songs are very sinister, wacky, and entertaining all at the same time. Definitely plan on listening to his future projects.

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