Westside Gunn Announces “Pray For Paris” Sequel “& Then U Pray For Me”

Westside Gunn has announced a follow-up to 2020’s “Pray For Paris.”

BYCole Blake
Westside Gunn Announces “Pray For Paris” Sequel “& Then U Pray For Me”

Westside Gunn celebrated the anniversary of the release of his 2020 album, Pray For Paris, by announcing a follow-up to the project titled, & Then U Pray For Me. Gunn shared the news in a post on social media, Monday night. In the post, he thanked the late Virgil Abloh, who designed the cover for Pray For Paris using Caravaggio’s iconic, David with the Head of Goliath.

“HAPPY BDAY to a MASTERPIECE, this album changed my life forever!!!! I wanna thank the Late Great my brother @virgilabloh for everything he has done for me & continue to do for me,” Gunn tweeted. “’& THEN U PRAY FOR ME’ drops 6/23 and YES this is PRAY FOR PARIS 2 releasing Fri during FASHION WEEK.” He didn't provide any further details about what fans can expect from the project regarding the tracklist or cover art. Regardless, his supporters expressed ample excitement in the replies to his post.

Westside Gunn At Coachella

INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Rapper Westside Gunn performs on the Gobi stage during week 1, day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 15, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for Coachella)

Westside Gunn released Pray For Paris back in April 2020. In doing so, he tapped a number of high-profile artists to feature on the project. Among them were Benny the Butcher, Conway the Machine, Joey Badass, Tyler, the Creator, Boldy James, Freddie Gibbs, Roc Marciano, Wale, Joyce Wrice, Billie Essco, Keisha Plum, and Cartier Williams. On the production side, he worked with Daringer, Beat Butcha, the Alchemist, DJ Muggs, and DJ Premier. The album debuted and peaked at number 67 on the Billboard 200.

Later that year, Gunn released Who Made the Sunshine, but has yet to drop a studio album since. He has, however, released several mixtapes for the time being. In 2021, he dropped Hitler Wears Hermes 8, and then in 2022, he shared Peace "Fly" God as well as 10. In his announcement tweet for & Then U Pray For Me, he confirmed that the project will be dropping on June 23, during Fashion Week. Check out Westside Gunn's announcement on Twitter below.

The "& Then U Pray For Me" Announcement


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