Conway The Machine Details How Therapy Improved His Music

Conway The Machine recently reflected on how going to therapy has had a positive impact on his music.

BYCole Blake
Conway The Machine Details How Therapy Improved His Music

Conway The Machine says that going to therapy has had a positive impact on his music. Speaking with Zane Lowe for Apple Music, he explained that his new album, Won't He Do It, is some of his best work yet and attributes that to working on his mental health with a professional.

“I feel like I just needed to show a different side of me, man. Man, my life has been really great, if I really look at it and just really count my blessings and just be thankful more and grateful of what I have accomplished and what I do have instead of tripping off negative dumb stuff,” he began, as noted by HipHopDX. “You know what I mean? So that’s how I ended up here with Won’t He Do It. It’s just like, man, I feel good, man. You know what I’m saying?”

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PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 27: Conway the Machine performs at Le Trabendo on March 27, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Wolff-Patrick/Redferns)

He elaborated: “I did some therapy. You know what I’m saying? I did some therapy. Like I said, I kind of just isolated myself and just shut it off for a minute. Yeah. You know what I’m saying? It’s like a computer. You know what I’m saying? Sometimes you got to turn it off and let it rest for a few minutes and turn it back on and reboot it. You know what I’m saying?”

From there, he explained that, in the community in which he grew up, there was a stigma around going to therapy. “Because growing up in a hood and stuff, and particularly with young men and just in the communities and stuff, we look at wanting to get therapy or stuff like that, it’s like a, I don’t know, a slight, I guess or, we look at it like it’s a weakness or something,” he continued. “But I realized quick that it really wasn’t. It was actually very helpful. You know what I’m saying? And got me to this point to where I’m back making music, I think some of my best music. You know what I mean?”

Conway The Machine Discusses Therapy

Conway dropped Won't He Do It earlier this month with features from Westside Gunn, Dave East, Fabolous, Benny The Butcher, and more. The album is his first album since last year’s God Don’t Make Mistakes, and his first post-Shady Records release.

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