Westside Gunn is picking up the pace with the rollout for his upcoming album Hitler Wears Hermes 10, as he just revealed the cover art for the project.
The Griselda Records founder shared the cover art on his Instagram on Monday (October 24), showing local Buffalo native Eastside Flip posing with Gunn’s jewelry in the same store that the rapper used to hustle at back in the day.
“I’m a be honest with y’all CANT NOBODY FUCK WITH ME, this shit in me not on me, why I have to be the illest rapper when I’m the Illest N…., ya Fav rapper wish he was me, oh yea and my albums still better than everybody’s hahahahah #FLYGOD. TEN…. The GOD IS HERE,” Westside Gunn captioned his post.
Gunn spoke with Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg earlier this month, confirming the list of collaborations on the album, including Black Star, Run The Jewels, Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, DJ Drama, and Doe Boy. On the production side, Gunn linked with Swizz Beatz, RZA, and The Alchemist, among others.
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The album will also see Westside Gunn spread his wings sonically with two trap beats from his 20-year-old son, affectionally known as “Flygod Jr.” The Buffalo rapper also revealed Hitler Wears Hermes 10 would be the final installment in his beloved series.
“It was supposed to have been Michelle first, and you already know I have a notorious series called Hitler Wears Hermes, which I started 10 years ago in 2012,” he said. “Every year, at this time, I made Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, all the way up to now. So it’s only right if I end it on 10.”
He added: “The last one [Hitler Wears Hermes 8: Side B] was going to be the final one, but I felt weird doing nine and not 10 of them. And you know, like in anything, you always celebrate the 10th year.”
Westside Gunn also revealed he’s contemplating packaging the entire Hitler Wears Hermes series into a box set. “I’m looking at all of that, like a crazy art piece, do a real limited, special 10-box of it and go crazy,” he said.