Video Dope: Conway The Machine – Jesus Khrysis (Official Video)

Conway The Machine drops the official video for ‘Jesus Khrysis’ from, his ‘Audio Dope Award’ winning album, ‘From King To A GOD’!!!

The deluxe edition, with 5 new cuts, dropped today so, if you haven’t already, go grab a copy (BDL Album of the Year certified you know)!!!

Check the video here –

On The Line: Griselda/Shady – The Biggest Winners and Losers.

Back in March 2017 Westside Gunn and Conway The Machine made history as the first Hip-Hop act, from Buffalo, to sign with a major label by signing with Shady Records.

The deal was huge for the underground duo and had a lot of great opportunities linked to it with, the main one being, a co-sign from on the cultures biggest artists Eminem.

Over 3 and a half years later Westside Gunn announced, on Joe Budden’s podcast, that he had officially left the label and would be concentrating on making Griselda Records even bigger going forward.

This news came at no surprise to Griselda fans as Gunn had been quite vocal of his disappointment with Shady’s dealings and, even more so, with Eminem’s assistance with his, and the Griselda collectives, releases through the label.

What we’ll be looking at here is who the biggest winners, and losers, of the deal are (or were in some instances).

Em hasn’t been the best label executive with the ball dropped on artists such as Obie Trice, Ca$his, Bobby Creekwater, Stat Quo and Slaughterhouse over the years.

So let’s get started with the winners first.

Winner: Mach-Hommy – An odd place to start for some but when you consider that Mach was with Griselda, when they signed the Shady deal, things could have been a lot different. If Shady didn’t really know how to work Gunn and Conway what on earth might they have done with Mach if he’d become a part of the Griselda group package?

Hommy left not long after the release of his ‘H.B.O’ album and has had a successful underground run, with Your Old Droog and Tha God Fahim, which has been noticed by Jay-Z, and others, over the years.

Winner: Benny The Butcher – Benny signed with Griselda, after there deal with Shady, and eventually joined as 1/3 of the Griselda group however the one thing Benny didn’t do was sign a solo deal which, in the long run, was a smart move from the head of Black Soprano Family.

Signing, along with Gunn, a management deal with Roc Nation meant that he could remain completely independent while receiving assistance from the Roc.

This paid off well for the Butcher as his, Hit-Boy produced, album ,’Burden of Proof’, became Griselda’s highest chart entry on the Billboard 200.

Winner: Paul Rosenberg – Eminem’s long time manager, Paul Rosenberg, is really the one who gave Gunn, Conway and Griselda there first exposure by offering them a deal in the first place.

Paul’s always taken time to personally invest in them on his Twitter and has proven he has an ear for talent.

If a perfect world, during his time heading up Def Jam, he would have snapped them up there and things might have been different.

You have to remember that Paul is 50% owner of Shady with the other 50% being in the hands of someone who doesn’t know what to do with certain artists.

Now let’s look at the losers.

Loser: Westside Gunn – Gunn’s debut album ‘Who Made The Sunshine’ dropped with some promo from Shady however it was Eminem that really dropped the ball with this one.

He retweeted Alchemist’s ‘Food Villain’ album instead of an album that came out on his label? Doesn’t make any sense at all (despite some Shady fans trying to justify it with some pure stupidity).

Gunn also expressed his annoyance with the label not acknowledging the groups nomination for a BET Award, last year, which, again, makes sense as why would the label you’re signed too not highlight an accomplishment you’ve made?

Gunn’s dropped numerous albums, and mixtapes, since 2017 (independently we should mention) that have been well received and in which physical copies have sold out in mere minutes, through Daupe!, which leaves the question why Shady did’nt capatilise on this and drop CD’s, Vinyl and Tapes?

Gunn only loses because this leaves more questions than actual answers.

Loser: Conway The Machine – Probably the worst victim of the Griselda/Shady deal is The Machine.

As Gunn’s now off Shady that just leaves Conway who would have seen the treatment of Gunn’s solo album, and Griselda’s ‘WWCD’, go down the river with little promotion from the label or it’s head (Eminem in this case).

This leaves his debut with them, ‘God Doesn’t Make Mistakes’, a bit of a lost cause as everyone knows it’ll get the same treatment as Griselda’s last two projects which is a shame as it’s sounding like it could be a classic.

Cryptic tweets have also left people wondering if he’s having issues with Shady as well but they could also indicate that there could be problems in the Griselda household too which, let’s be honest, would be certainly down to Shady.

Conway is also a big fan of Eminem’s but recently, he’s expressed his distaste for ‘Stans’ and how they view him, and the rest of the camp, so that’s not going to help things either.

Loser: Eminem – I think it’s important to clarify that when we speak of ‘Shady’, and the treatment of Griselda, the aim is more at Eminem, and less at Paul, as honestly Paul has done a lot more for them then Em has.

As noted above, about Alchemist’s album, it seems like Em just supports guys he likes and has no real understanding of running a label.

If Em wasn’t that bothered about them in the first place he should have just said it to Paul at the time. By signing them (which both Em and Paul would have agreed upon) you’re co-signing them (which Em did by appearing on the intro of ‘Machine Gun Black’).

Fact is Shady is (or should be) Eminem’s baby, gifted to him from Interscope, after the success of ‘The Slim Shady LP, but his interest was more into ‘putting on’ his friends than actual artists outside of his circle.

With the exception of D-12 and 50 Cent (which was a 50/50 deal with Dr. Dre don’t forget) it’s clear to see Eminem has no clue how to run a label or really support the artists signed to it.

If he can’t even be bothered to drop a tweet saying ‘New Westside Gunn go support that’ then what’s the point in heading up you’re own label?

Other artists, that run there own labels, (e.g. – Rick Ross with Maybach Music) promote albums on both there label, and own personal platforms, as it makes financial sense to do so.

All in all the Griselda/Shady deal hasn’t been a good one but it did introduce people to Griselda, and there sound, which has changed the culture but feelings are they could have just done that on there own or with all three signing management deals with Roc Nation thus remaining independent while receiving assistance elsewhere.

Guess we’re just going to have to see how the roll out with Conway’s Shady debut works out and what happens afterwards.

Audio Dope: WCDJC’s ‘Audio Dope Show’ on Radio WIGWAM – Episode 8!!!!

The WCDJC continue to bring you the best Hip-Hop from around on the latest episode of the ‘Audio Dope Show’ on Radio WIGWAM!!!

Featuring a Griselda triple threat courtesy of Conway The Machine, Boldy James and Benny The Butcher’s Black Soprano Family alongside new Nas, Mach-Hommy and The LOX!!!

Also features 6 cuts from B-Eazy’s new album ‘Dedicated’ to get your teeth into!!!

The show debuts August 29th @ 11pm and you can stream it here –

AUDIO DOPE: WCDJC ‘Audio Dope Show’ on Radio WIGWAM Episode 2!!!

Episode 2 of the World Class DJ Club’s ‘Audio Dope Show’ airs this Saturday night, @ 11pm, on Radio WIGWAM!!!

Featuring new music from Boldy James & The Alchemist, Sean Price & Lil Fame, Conway The Machine, DayDreamer, More Vicious and Royce Da 5’9″!!!

Also features a special Griselda classics mix with tracks from Westside Gunn, Mach-Hommy, Tha God Fahim, Benny The Butcher + more!!!

Tune in @!!!


VIDEO DOPE: Griselda x Charlie Sloth – Fire in The Booth

We’re going to keep this one short and simple people!!!

Griselda x Charlie Sloth x Fire in the Booth…THAT’S IT!!!

If you need more info please dislike the R.A.W Media page and never visit this site again!!!



Audio Dope: Winter Heaterz – Griselda, The Game and Max B (Spotify Streams)

As 2019 comes to an end we thought we’d end with some recent album drops that have caught our attention big time!!!

Griselda Records (Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine & Benny The Butcher) FINALLY dropped their long awaited debut, on Shady Records, ‘WWCD (What Would Chinegun Do’ and it’s a classic!!!

Stream ‘WWCD’ here – Griselda – WWCD (Spotify Stream)

The Game has claimed that ‘Born 2 Rap’ will be his final album and, if it really is, what a way to go out!!! Some real West Coast bangers on this, 25-track, double album!!!

Stream ‘Born 2 Rap’ here – The Game – Born 2 Rap (Spotify Stream)

Jail can’t stop the wave!!! Max B drops a sweet, 7-track, EP ‘House Money’ to keep the streets heated until he comes home!!! His first solo project since, 2011’s, ‘Vigilante Season’!!! Welcome back to the game Max!!!

Stream ‘House Money’ here – Max B – House Money (Spotify Stream)

And so we say goodbye to 2019!!!

Merry Christmas, and a happy new year, to everyone and we’ll see you in 2020!!!

AUDIO DOPE: Westside Gunn ‘Hitler Wears Hermes 7’ and Earl Sweatshirt ‘Feet Of Clay’ (Stream)

In the week that Kanye West dropped his long awaited (and delayed) album ‘Jesus is King’ we’ve decided to highlight new projects from WSG and Earl Sweatshirt instead!!!

Why, I hear you ask, well because Yeezy’s attempt at making Christian Hip-Hop mainstream was awful and these releases represent the culture!!!

Ye’s heart might have been in the right place but the end result had Mr West releasing the worst album of his career (‘Ye’ your officially off the hook)!!!

Now back to more, pure, Hip-Hop related ish, Shady/Roc Nation signee, WSG’s ‘HWH7’ is stacked with top guests, and producers, including Fat Joe, Curren$y, DJ Drama, Boldy James, DJ Green Lantern, Alchemist and, of course, Conway and Benny!!!

As for Earl’s new EP it has a feature from Mach-Hommy on it and it’s the follow up to his, super dope, ‘Some Rap Songs’ album so we’re sold based on those points alone!!!

As for Ye better luck next time!!!

Stream both projects here –

Earl Sweatshirt – Feet of Clay (iTunes Stream)

Westside Gunn – Hitler Wears Hermes 7 (Spotify Stream)

AUDIO DOPE: Nas – Queensbridge Politics/Conway The Machine – Bang (feat. Eminem)

Another double up people!!!

Nas recently dropped the follow up to his, 2002, classic ‘The Lost Tapes’ compilation featuring a bunch of cuts that were intended for projects such as ‘Hip-Hop is Dead’, ‘Untitled’, ‘Life is Good’ and ‘NASIR’!!!

The end result is a mixed bunch. Not a bad project just not on par with the first ‘Lost Tapes’ (or even ‘NASIR’! Yeah we said it!). Even with production from Swizz Beatz, Kanye West, RZA, and others, it doesn’t quite hit the mark!!!

One track that does stand out is the Pete Rock produced, Prodigy tribute, ‘Queensbridge Politics’!!!

The simple, yet effective, track has Nas in reflective mode about QB’s history and his wish to have gotten things straight with Prodigy before he passed. Pete Rock again proves why he’s one of the greatest, on the boards, on this one!!!

Next up is Conway The Machine’s new single (and official debut on Interscope/Shady), ‘Bang’, featuring a guest verse from, Shady boss, Eminem!!!

Daringer and Beat Butcha share production duties on this one as Conway does what Conway does best…talk that grimy street shit! Eminem digs up Canibus and Ja Rule to murder them again (if they weren’t dead enough already) with a pretty dope verse that continues Marshall’s decent run of recent guest appearances!!!

Doesn’t seem like Shady are going to attempt to water down Griselda (Well too much! Em’s verse does switch the beat a bit to fit him a bit more!) which is good news for fans of the GxFR brand!!!

Overall it does get us excited for Griselda’s ‘W.W.C.D’ and Conway’s ‘God Don’t Make Mistakes’ projects!!!

AUDIO DOPE: WCDJC’s ‘Audio Dope Show’ S1:E4 (Mixcloud Stream)

In the words of DJ Khaled “Another one”!!!

Episode 4 of the ‘Audio Dope Show’ features an insane selection of last months best tracks including Logic, Preemo & GxFR, Max B, Craig Mack and DJ Khaled, John Legend and, the late, Nipsey Hussle!!!

Also features a special ‘All The Smoke’ mix featuring 5 tracks off the recent ‘Audio Dope’ mixtape!!!

Stream here – WCDJC ‘Audio Dope Show’ SE1:E4 (Mixcloud Stream)

VIDEO DOPE: DJ Premier – Headlines (feat. Conway, Westside Gunn & Benny) (Official Video)

After dropping his insanely dope ‘Headlines’ single, last month, Preemo drops off the gritty, and grimy, video for it!!!

Featuring Griselda’s finest this video just adds to the tracks, uncut, dopeness!!!

Also a nice taster into what the trios, Shady Records debut, ‘What Would Chinegun Do’, should sound like!!!