Westside Gunn has largely shaped and brought hip-hop as a whole in Buffalo to the forefront of international music and culture.
Born Alvin Lamar Worthy, right here in Buffalo, New York, Westside Gunn has been the spearhead of an artistic revolution in WNY over the past decade. Meshing high fashion, gang life and eclectic, unique flows into a beautiful genre of it’s own.
Gunn and his record label, Griselda Records, have played a massive role in ushering in a new era of hip-hop with their style, bridging the gap between east coast rap and high fashion brands. Westside Gunn is known for his close relationships to the fashion scene, whether his appearance during Paris Fashion Week or his single “Julia Lang”.
Westside Gunn’s discography and rollouts that come along with them have become that of legend. From the rare “FLYGOD” hoodies and skateboard decks to the huge “Pray for Paris” clothing drop and international reach the album had accomplished.
For those curious about hip-hop and music as a whole in Buffalo, Westside Gunn is one of the places to start.