“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 drum-less 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” – Brady Watt
Certified rap legend Westside Gunn linked up with all-time-great producer DJ Premier and esteemed musician + producer Brady Watt for arguably the song of the year titled “The Narcissist.” Nothing less than artistic excellence fits the description of this iconic collab, as Gunn drops Basquiat level bars over the gloriously fused Premier and Watt production. Moreover, Watt’s tri-assortment of incorporated, fretted, fretless and upright basses gives the record an organic touch for a sonically flawless sound. As if I couldn’t be anymore impressed by the track, an accompanied animated music video by Jim Warren & Alexandra Derderian allows for the listener to visualize WSG’s vivid rap commentary. Peep “The Narcissist” below!