Westside Gunn “Razors”

Westside Gunn

Fresh off the heels of his joint LP with Conway, Westside Gunn liberates an absolute slapper of a loosie. Produced by Nicholas Craven, and he definitely did his thing with this one.

What’s up with the cover? That’s Razor Ramon, a professional wrestling character played by Scott Hall. The character was modeled after Tony Montana and Manny Ribera from the movie Scarface. Ramon’s nickname (The Bad Guy) and catchphrase (“Say hello to The Bad Guy”) derive from Montana’s quotes: “Say hello to my little friend” and “Say goodnight to the bad guy”. Later in his career, Hall claimed he pitched the idea of a Scarface-like character during a meeting with Vince McMahon and Pat Patterson, as a joke. Hall quoted lines from the film with a Cuban accent and gave ideas for vignettes that would recreate several of the film’s scenes, such as driving around South Florida in a convertible with a leopard-skin interior. Although taken right from the film, Hall claims McMahon and Patterson were nevertheless floored by the ideas and called him a “genius”. Hall later learned that neither McMahon nor Patterson had ever seen nor heard of the film, and believed that Hall was coming up with the ideas himself.

If you haven’t heard Gunn’s early nominee for album of the year, stream FLYGOD below and purchase it here.

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