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Brady Watt enlists Westside Gunn and the legendary DJ Premier for their new song, “The Narcissist.”
“The Narcissist” delivers exactly what you would expect from Westside Gunn on Preemo co-produced beats. The FlyGod does what he does best, spit hot fire as he effortlessly glides over the beat.
When talking about how the record came together, Watt explained how Preemo connected with Gunn to get him to join the song.
“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 drumless 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,” he revealed. “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.”
Preem added that he let Brady take the lead on the song's direction, and just filled in the missing pieces.
“This one was more of me listening to Brady’s direction and vision,” he said. “I felt like it needed some drums for the DJ’s to blend into their mixes. In typical Westside Gunn fashion, the drums were kept out until the first verse, and hook were laid; so it could build up. I sprinkled in some Outro scratches and it was sewn up. Visually, I was amazed at how accurately the video accurately depicts the lyrics.”
Stream Brady Watt’s new song “The Narcissist” with Westside Gunn and DJ Premier down below.