Mach-Hommy & Westside Gunn Are Having Their Ric Aptitude-Bobby Heenan Championship Run
Pray For Haiti is the primary collaboration between Westside Gunn and Mach-Hommy since they first went their separate methods within the early 2010s. Followers got here up with all varieties of theories as to why there was friction, however on the finish of the day, as Westside Gunn says, “We picked up proper the place we left off.”
Time aside could not tarnish the impeccable synergy Mach-Hommy and Westside Gunn present on Pray For Haiti. Mach leads the best way together with his complicated array of bars, whereas Gunn’s capacity to curate a well-rounded tracklist brings the masked rapper’s imaginative and prescient to life. “Who the f–k I am speculated to name?” says Mach when requested why Gunn was your best option to government produce his album. “There’s someone else for me to name? He is bringing the message in a kind that they’ll obtain, and he will get me. That is uncommon.”
Aptitude did not want “The Mind” to have a profitable run within the WWE, and the identical may be mentioned about Mach and his music. The “Stellar Ray Idea” rapper constructed a revered physique of labor with none actual promotion or rollouts, and he made a reputation for himself together with his mysterious but intriguing persona.
Pray For Haiti is one thing of a coming-out occasion for Mach, who says he is having a special kind of enjoyable this go round. Each album launched up till Pray For Haiti was Mach having enjoyable for himself, and now he is able to share that enjoyable with followers. “I stored everyone in thoughts after I was having enjoyable with Pray For Haiti,” Mach says. “What I have been doing for the previous couple of years was be in my zone on my own, doing what I f–king like. However now I am pondering when it comes to us and we and stuff like that.”
Mach-Hommy can be making himself barely extra out there to followers with this new chapter in his profession. Interviews aren’t his factor, and there is barely any data on him in addition to the music he is put out. You will not discover Mach on social media both, however he realizes by Gunn the usefulness behind placing himself on the market.
“I do not like this press s–t, however that is the entire level in having mates — since you get entry by a special lens. And social media, I take advantage of it, but it surely’s simply getting used in another way,” Mach admits to Billboard. “I can not give all the sport away, however I discovered a method to be there with out having a burner account. Actual speak, we’d like one social media per ten n—as, for actual. We have to begin carpooling to work and cease polluting the air.”
For Gunn, the reunion together with his longtime pal is an opportunity for him to show what he calls “the highest two ears for manufacturing of all time.” It is a daring assertion to make, however one which’s price listening to, particularly when that individual was instrumental in resurrecting a dormant sound.
“Some folks aren’t even assured to even let a Westside Gunn take the lead as a result of they need to be those doing what I am doing,” Gunn says confidently. “When you have got somebody that understands what I truly do, and so they notice what they do, it is plain. That is why I actually don’t love doing options, as a result of I gotta rap on a beat that they picked. I do what I can, however I do not do options — as a result of different folks do not have the ear, they simply have the cash, and it is by no means in regards to the cash. So my problem was to provide him the craziest beats I can hear him rap on.”
Westside Gunn helps Mach obtain a monumental purpose with Pray For Haiti, identical to “The Mind” led Aptitude to a WWE championship. Pray For Haiti is just not solely an album, however a bit of Haitian tradition that Mach is injecting into hip-hop. “I am on the level in my life that I do not want an excuse to do the inevitable,” Mach tells Billboard. “I used to be at all times headed in direction of this simply off the best way they nurtured and introduced me up. I’ve the Pray For Haiti belief fund, and we’re placing cash in that to provide again to the nation. Any nation that is having the kind of difficulties Ayiti has had as a nation for thus lengthy, that is actual generational poverty and societal ills.”
Westside Gunn added, “I am an honorary Haitian now. It feels good to do one thing for the nation. Mach has the inspiration that individuals can donate to and get issues going. I need to help him for that. We’re bringing one thing stunning to the tradition whereas we’re doing one thing stunning for the nation. I am comfortable to be concerned. And I’ve to start out speaking Kreyòl classes.”