Westside Gunn, DJ Premier, and Brady Watt Link Up for ‘The Narcissist’

    Musician and producer Brady Watt has shared a new collaboration with Westside Gunn and DJ Premier. Check out a music video for ‘The Narcissist’ below.

    “I cooked up this composition how I usually do, just jamming in the studio,” Watt explained in a statement. “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.”

    DJ Premier added, “This one was more of me listening to Brady’s direction and vision. I felt like it needed some drums for the DJ’s to blend into their mixes. In typical Westside Gunn fashion, the drums were kept out until the first verse, and hook were laid; so it could build up. I sprinkled in some outro scratches and it was sewn up.”

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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