The Griselda Records Origin Story

“Heard you just killed it at the rap show,” raps Westside Gunn on “French Toast,” the sleeper hit off his latest album—and best work yet—Pray For Paris. It’s a simple line delivered with a jeering candor. “French Toast” was produced by Camo Monk, 31, a Buffalo native who fondly remembers his entire music career forming in his mother’s attic. Through the transitive property, this means Griselda formed in Monk’s attic. Monk was there before the Shady Records deal, before universal acclaim, before everyone knew a series of Doot Doot Doots meant business…

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