Westside Gunn has shared Ten, the surprise final installment of his long-running Hitler Wears Hermes mixtape series. (The series’ name has been dropped from the new album’s title, perhaps due to a recent controversy involving another high-profile rapper.) “It’s only right that we end here,” Gunn reflects in a press release. “All special things get a memorial release.
“The last double-album was going to be the final one, but it felt weird leaving off at nine and not Ten,” he continues. “I had to celebrate this series which has meant so much to fans. Everything I do sounds nothing like the last thing I did. That’s the creative in me, and I’m always going to push the culture forward. I’m ending this on a really special note with Ten.”
The new record, which follows last years’ HWH8: Sincerely Adolf and HWH8: Side B — the latter of which, apparently, counts as HWH9 — includes a stacked guest collaborations from from A$AP Rocky, Run The Jewels, Black Star, Ghostface, Raekwon, Busta Rhymes, DJ Drama, Benny The Butcher, Conway The Machine, Stove God Cooks, Armani Caesar, Rome Streetz, Jay Worthy, Robby Takac (of the Goo Goo Dolls), RZA, The Alchemist, Swizz Beatz, Pete Rock, Conductor Williams, and Gunn’s son Flygod JR, across just 12 tracks. Listen below.