Westside Gunn and Virgil Abloh Talk About Their Shared History, Coming Back from Coronavirus, and Being the “Best in Class”

In 2012, a young Chicago-based designer named Virgil Abloh put together his first apparel collection. He called it Pyrex Vision. Across the country, Buffalo rapper Alvin Worthy—who records as Westside Gunn—re-ignited his passion for rapping after a spell in and out of prison, releasing the first entry in his Hitler Wears Hermes mixtape series. The timing was fortuitous. Over the next eight years, both profiles would rise substantially…


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