From King To A GOD

Conway the Machine - From King To A GOD
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2020 Ratings: #140 / 798
User Score
Based on 514 ratings
2020 Ratings: #78
Liked by 23 people
September 11, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Griselda / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The Young Folks

What makes this endeavor stand out from past mixtapes is his ability to pinpoint the monumental nature of what he’s doing, and who he’s doing it for.

86
HipHopDX

From King To A GOD is a brilliant amalgamation of all the promise he has shown over the years.

83
Consequence of Sound

From King to a GOD is arguably one of the best Griselda projects thus far and a viable contender for year-end lists.

80
Exclaim!

Listening to Conway's latest is hearing the sound of an underground king ascend to the status of the esteemed guest artists he attracts.

80
Clash

Forceful and atmopsheric, ‘From A King To A God’ punches through the glass ceiling, its purposeful swagger leering out of the speakers.

80
The Needle Drop

Conway distills the power of Griselda Records on his new album.

70
Slant Magazine

What the rapper lacks in flow experimentation and dexterous rhyme-craft, he makes up for with his knack for sincere storytelling.

69
Pitchfork

From King to a God would be considered a solid effort from most MCs, but it's clear Conway has his aim set higher.

Rater
63
Conway the Machine’s “From King To A GOD” happened to be a fan favorite amongst hip hop heads, yet, for me, it was one of the most confusing listens of last year, I was really torn on it at first and it just turned into a record which was rather difficult to form an opinion on, only a handful of months later am I able to conclude that this was just an extremely forgettable boom bap album.

Conway the Machine is kind of an anomaly within Griselda Records, especially this work ... read more
Phillip
94
My favourite album this year so far.

This was the first album I've heard from Conway the machine and what an introduction it was.

The main thing about this album that stands out for me is the amazing production. It does have a similar vibe to alfredo by Freddie Gibbs but I prefer this as there is a bit more variety. The production is reminiscent to 90s rap but with a modern day twist and it sounds great. The intro track, from king, especially has such an atmospheric feel to it and I love ... read more
MasterCrackfox
83
My introduction to Conway the Machine was on the recent Westside Gunn project Pray for Paris, and at that time I really didn't have any concept of everything underneath that collaboration. The two, along with BENNY the BUTCHER, make up the blueprint of Griselda; a hip hop collective and independent label. Conway and Westside are half-brothers and BENNY is their cousin, and the three have incredible chemistry built out of their past few years of collaboration and clearly strong relationships. ... read more
knewnie
65
probably my favorite Griselda release this year so far. the beats are consistently exciting and unique, never really dragging or suffering from no-drum-itis. Conway, while far from the most charismatic or interesting rapper alive rn, displays a lot of versatility on these tracks that honestly took me by surprise. there's a lot of different sounds and styles on display here, it's not just your typical coke-rap Griselda joint. the trap-influenced Anza (with a fantastic Armani Caesar feature ... read more
TheTourist90
85
Damn, this was slick as hell. Seriously, I was impress from this thing from front to back, besides the exception of Anza, these beats are fantastic, they're just so beautiful crafted and smooth AF. The features are also pretty great on this one, especially Method Man. The overall, it really shows how much potential has as a rapper, he's a great lyricist, his rapping is incredibly smooth, he has great production, and overall, I think he might be the best rapper of Griselda, though I haven't ... read more
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Track List

  1. From King
  2. Fear Of God (feat. DeJ Loaf)
  3. Lemon (feat. Method Man)
  4. Dough & Damani
  5. Juvenile Hell (feat. Flee Lord, Havoc & Lloyd Banks)
  6. Words From Shay (Interlude)
  7. Front Lines
  8. Anza (feat. Armani Caesar)
  9. Seen Everything But Jesus (feat. Freddie Gibbs)
  10. Words From Shay (Interlude 2)
  11. Spurs 3 (feat. Benny the Butcher & Westside Gunn)
  12. Forever Droppin Tears (feat. El Camino)
  13. Jesus Khrysis
  14. Nothin Less
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