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Westside Gunn

The Almighty

Another limited edition slab of vinyl in various colours and again with only about 500 being made, this is an essential slice of genius from one of the most exciting MCs in the game right now. 'Hitler Wears Hermes 4' will have been tickling your naughty bits since November last year so you'll know what a gnarly, gritty, lush yet lurid thrill 'The Almighty' is. Westside is a king at rapping over beatless tracks — here the whole is held together with some pulsing widescreen jazz hints and whispers, John Barry-esque strings and reverbed soul peals adding to the sense of claustraphobic desperation. Startling hardcore, keeping it unreal like all the best hardcore does. Essential.