The saga in question comes as Hitler Wears Hermes 8: Side B, where sunshine and intense droughts are in the same palm. A feast or a famine of reflection begins musically with “Hell On Earth, PT.2” where the Griselda Records destroyers combine as a hydra that grows stronger and stronger by each lyric.
Benny The Butcher and Conway The Machine are partners in crime with Westside Gunn, orchestrating a flawless heist for the audience’s chains and jewels through sonic stickups.
Westside Gunn begins, “Stuck with a dealer’s mentality, bricks on top of squares on the bed, we worth a God figure salary. Got the dope stench stuck in the walls, Dior goggles…” As the kick snap percussion and ethereal sampling lays underneath Westside Gunn as a foundation; his verse becomes more aggressive through cracked mirrors of pale hearts.
He pushes on, “I’m not a role model, bullets in the air, I’ll make your soul follow. I win the lotto in Tulum, caught him in the shower. Beat him with a mop and a broom, his chopper’s in the locker.” When Griselda’s heavyweights hit the track together, it’s a crime scene from the production
Tracks like the single “Julia Lang” make an appearance that is reworked to feature a spoken narration from Julia Lang. Authentically, Hitler Wears Hermes 8: Side B can shine through the production and manipulation from Westside Gunn.
Especially on “Julia Lang,” the throwback of Trap-A-Holics Mixtapes signals and samples hit like a boost of serotonin to the memory bank. Where mixtapes were the only thing that felt new on the ears, Westside Gunn does a high-low call to society like no other.
Another following track that begs to be mentioned for its production is “Forest Lawn” which features both 2 Chainz and Armani Caesar. The production from Camoflauge Monk is both exquisite and demented in the same fist.
Like a murderer who takes joy in his work, Camoflauge Monk uses high-tuned orchestral strings to drape over the foundation while a strong kick and snare combination creates head bouncing from the start. The chorus where Westside Gunn illustrates “I take these words to my grave, can’t nobody fuck with me. I take these words to my grave, I take these words to my grave.”
The true star of “Forest Lawn” is Armani Caesar who delivers one of the strongest verses on Hitler Wears Hermes 8: Part B. She Illustrates, “Boss bitch, queen of my lane; been running it up like I’m getting in shape. Fuck it, I just gave my own self a raise, which one I’mma cop, Bentley or Wraith?”
The confidence that surrounds the artists on Hitler Wears Hermes 8: Side B is astounding. The force rolls at an all-time high and is able to split a wig, not by violence, but instead by a vice grip on the ears through sonic capability.