Who Made the Sunshine

Westside Gunn - Who Made the Sunshine
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2020 Ratings: #518 / 819
User Score
Based on 319 ratings
2020 Ratings: #800
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
HipHopDX

Who Made the Sunshine is a solid offering, even if not Gunn’s most wholly compelling body of work. It doesn’t break any ground or expand his dynamics in the way that A King To A GOD did for Conway, but it is Gunn doing what he does best — at a very high level.

77
Beats Per Minute
For all his maximalist tendencies, as an artist Gunn knows just when to pull back, just how little can amount to a lot, and just how to move to keep us wanting more.
75
Consequence of Sound
Another brick in the empire with choice beats and a slew of well-placed features.
70
Clash
Drawing on the weight of his experience to carve out fresh opportunity, it’s a record that – only at moments, mind you – contains some of his best work.
67
Pitchfork
The Buffalo rapper’s new project is another serving of glamorous beat loops and gaudy raps delivered with the confidence of someone who believes that all of their thoughts belong in the MoMA.
knewnie
20
what the fuck happened here
DCCXX
35
Westside Gunn has had an amazingly prolific 2020. His third release this year, although delayed, was extremely hyped for me, as all signs pointed to Who Made the Sunshine being an instant classic. From the iconic album cover to a stacked feature list including Slick Rick, Busta Rhymes, Smoke DZA, Jadakiss and Elcamino, the stage was set for Gunn to ride out this year on a high. But when this album finally dropped, I can't help but ask where it all went wrong. This album is a trainwreck. With ... read more
kevtho
36
Listening to this album made me so pissed I stopped writing this review halfway through to lift weights. Overall, Westside Gunn ruined almost every track and the lack of variety in the beats did not help either.

Sunshine Intro has almost the same exact instrumental as George Bondo; we hear a different variation of this same goddamn piano on so many Westside tracks, including Goodnight on this album, Bautista, and I'm sure many more if I cared enough to look. It'd at least be a bit hard if the ... read more
Case
65
The Amazon Prime bar is my favorite lyric of the year holy fuck. I just wish the album was as memorable as that bar.

I haven’t heard much music from Griselda, but from what I’ve heard Westide is my least favorite. I did like Pray for Paris though, but his most recent album was basically “Filler: The Album”. I was hoping this would be different, and it started out well, but as it went on everything just started to blend together. I find myself loving the bare but ... read more
MickyT
50
Same shit, different name.

'Who Made the Sunshine' is the 3rd project that Griselda's very own Westside Gunn has released in 2020, 3 months after his 'Flygod is an Awesome God II' mixtape which to me was just a filler project to capitalise on the hype of his album 'Pray for Paris', which is a pretty good outing for Westside Gunn but when it comes to his latest output he once again shows no sign of any progression and just makes another album of what you expect from him.

Some of the criticisms ... read more
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Track List

  1. Sunshine Intro (feat. A.A. Rashid)
  2. The Butcher And The Blade (feat. Benny The Butcher & Conway The Machine)
  3. Ishkabibble's (feat. Black Thought)
  4. All Prasies (feat. Boldy James & Jadakiss)
  5. Big Basha's
  6. Liz Loves Luger (feat. Armani Caesar)
  7. Ocean Prime (feat. Slick Rick & Busta Rhymes)
  8. Lessie (feat. Keisha Plum)
  9. Frank Murphy (feat. Stove God Cooks, Flee Lord, Estee Nack, ElCamino & Smoke DZA)
  10. Goodnight (feat. Slick Rick)
  11. 98 Sabers (feat. Armani Caesar, Conway The Machine & Benny The Butcher)
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Added on: July 3, 2020