Conway the Machine does not appear to be a man concerned with criticism. Particularly unwelcome are outside opinions on his soul-baring bars. They don’t bother him, per se, but they do motivate him. “I’ve been feeling slighted,” he says on the eve of the September 11 release of his latest album and third project of the year, From King to a GOD, his most versatile collection of songs to date. “I don’t be feeling like I reached my goal or the level of respect for my pen.” But he’s quick to add, “N- – – -s is not fucking with me when it comes to this album”…

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