Conway The Machine goes independent, drops new mixtape ‘Greetings Earthlings’

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Conway the Machine has been hard at work gearing up for his highly-anticipated album God Don’t Make Mistakes, however, he’s also been making big moves behind the scenes.

While the album is set to drop this weekend (Feb. 25), the Griselda co-founder announced that his next record will be his last with both Eminem’s Shady Records and his own label at Griselda.

The critically-acclaimed lyricist announced his departure from both labels during an interview on the Bootleg Kev Podcast. For the first time in his career, the only label Conway will be connected to is his own imprint Drumwork. With that in mind, he detailed how he’s looking to get to the next level — still improving upon his already impressive muscial catalogue.

“Like sitting right here right now, I’m not on a contract with Griselda, Shady none of that s**t no more. It’s free agency right now you heard. I need that supermax man, I need that Giannis bag.”

Conway the Machine

He then went on to explain that even though he will no longer remain on the label, Griselda will always be his home. It’s the house that he and his brother Westside Gunn have built, and even though he’s leaving, there’s still potentail for him to rejoin them in the future. For now, he’s simply focused on himself and the upcoming relase of Gods Don’t Make Mistakes. As a treat for fans, he gifted them a surprise new project Greetings Earthlings that brings listners back to the days of Datpiff exclusives and freestyle mixtapes.

On the Datpiff LP, Conway gives listeners a true throwback experience. Like dozens of icons before him, The Machine hops on to some of the most popular beats of the last few years like Ye’s “Devil in a New Dress” and last year’s Jail, Drake’s “Wants and Needs,” Baby Keem‘s “Family Ties” and more.

He effortlessly blends his flows and bars to make the beat his own — similar to how Lil Wayne took over tracks during his iconic Dedication mixtape run. The project closes out with his previously released single “John Woo Flick” featuring Benny the Butcher and Westside Gunn. Greetings Earthlings also came off the heels of a new visual for “John Woo Flick” this past weekend.

While Conway may be off of Griselda for now, he still has his final album on the label to deliver. Happily feeding fans with an appetizer in Greetings Earthlings, he’s set to serve another hearty helping once God Don’t Make Mistakes drops this Friday.

Check out the video for “John Woo Flick” below!


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