Westside Gunn is getting ready to hit the road for his first-ever international headline trek called the God Is Love Tour to promote his latest album, 10.
The Griselda Records leader took to his Instagram on Thursday (December 15) to announce the 12-city tour which kicks off in Amsterdam on January 13 before Gunn heads to Paris, Vienna, Milan, Athens, Dublin and more. The Buffalo native will then close out the first leg of the tour on February 10 in Libson, Portugal.
“WORLD WIDE WEST season is upon US!!!! GOD IS LOVE TOUR 1st Run 10yrs in the making,” Gunn cautioned his post. “It’s time for me to see my Supporters from All over the world, y’all supported me for so long it’s time I come give y’all FLYGOD LIVE!!!! @griseldarecords CULTURE will be in the building don’t miss it, we’ll all be family that night I promise u you don’t wanna miss this u never know wats going to happen…”
He continued: “If I’m coming to your country lmk if you’ll be there, and if your spot not on here maybe it’ll be on the 2nd run *Update on last Merch drops is on my story team working nonstop.”
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10 is the final installment of Westside Gunn’s beloved Hitler Wears Hermes mixtape series. The album dropped in October with features from A$AP Rocky, DJ Drama, Black Star, Run The Jewels, Busta Rhymes, Raekwon and more.
In a 3.5 review rating of 10, HipHopDX‘s Scott Glaysher wrote: “The beats, bars, and blitzkrieg of “boom boom boom booms” are ever present like they have been for the last ten years. For those who are already fans of Gunn and his no-nonsense rap prowess, this project will be music, or gun sounds, to their ears.”
“Science Class,” the fifth track on the album, is nominated for Best Hip Hop Collaboration at the 2022 HipHopDX Awards. It features Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Stove God Cooks and will go up against Drake and 21 Savage’s “Jimmy Cooks,” Jack Harlow and Drake’s “Churchill Downs,” Benny The Butcher and J. Cole’s “Johnny P’s Caddy” and GloRilla’s “Tomorrow 2” featuring Cardi B.
Westside Gunn’s biggest collaboration on 10 may be the album intro, on which he collaborated with Wu-Tang Clan legend RZA. In an interview with Fader, Westside Gunn spoke on locking in with RZA and how grateful he was to finally get a collab done.
“It’s been a dream of mine since day one to be on the RZA beat,” Gunn said. “And to have that sound — this is what I’m begging him for, like ‘Bro, I need this.’ I got it [and] I’m thankful. It’s not the end of me and RZA. We have more.”