Westside Gunn has officially announced his And Then You Pray For Me album, which is on the slate to arrive next month.
On Friday (September 22), the Griselda honcho revealed the project's cover art, which is designed by Virgil Abloh, and its release date of October 13 in an Instagram post.
"AND THEN YOU PRAY FOR ME FRIDAY THE 13th ARTWORK BY VIRGIL ABLOH @virgilabloh EXECUTIVE PROD BY : WESTSIDE GUNN @griseldarecords," he wrote.
Conway The Machine, Boldy James, Tay Keith and more hyped the record in Gunn's comment section. And Then You Pray For Me is slated to be a star-studded affair with contributions from the likes of RZA, Rick Ross, Jeezy, Conway The Machine, JID, DJ Drama, Giggs, Ty Dolla $ign, Denzel Curry, Stove God Cooks, Rome Streetz and more.
Back in July, the Buffalo native teased the upcoming collaboration with Giggs as he was posted up in the studio with the Landlord.
"When I'm London I'm with the Men$ that Run the End$!!!! Super Shoutout to the family GIGGS," Westside Gunn wrote to Instagram.
Furthermore, he even wrote out a song title and its placement on a supposed tracklisting, writing: "8. Disgusting ft GIGGS prod by @shanarason."
And Then You Pray For Me will serve as the follow-up to Who Made the Sunshine as Gunn also unleashed Pray For Paris months prior in 2020.
When the album arrives, don't expect to find the featured artists listed in the song titles on streaming services as Westside Gunn took credit for starting the trend we've seen the likes of J. Cole and Travis Scott follow suit. "Hiding the features for a few days like this is honestly a win-win-win for the album's hype, the fans, + the featured artists," Gunn tweeted over the summer. "J. Cole did it perfectly with The Off-Season and now Travis Scott's done it with Utopia. I hope we start to see more artists doing this with their albums."
He added that he's been strategically keeping his album features hidden for years and that he's "10 steps ahead" of the competition.
"I do this with every album lol," he wrote. "I keep telling y'all I'm 10 steps ahead, I can't wait to the day when MFs Wake up and see I've been doin everything y'all be claiming y'all loving yeeeears ahead."
He added: "Why u think I'm the [goat] and we'll respected it's bc I'm the 1, ask ya fav artist."