The well-known Buffalo, New York rapper Conway “The Machine” has been upfront about how therapy has significantly influenced his life and artistic practice.
Conway admits to getting professional assistance was difficult since it compelled him to face and deal with deeply established emotional problems.
“Won’t He Do It” is Conway's third studio album consisting of 14-track featuring Dave East, Juicy J, his former Griselda label members, his paternal half-brother Alvin Lamar Worthy known professionally as Westside Gunn, and cousin Jeremie Damon Pennick known as Benny the Butcher.
The album was released on May 5, 2023,
Griselda Records is an American hip-hop record label based in Buffalo, New York. The label was founded by Conway and Westside Gunn in 2012.
In 2017, Griselda signed a distribution deal with Shady Records for their artists which is Westside Gunn and Conway.
In 2019, Westside Gunn and Benny signed a management deal with Roc Nation.
Conway discusses how therapy has affected his creative process in a HipHopDX interview. He said that he could access feelings and memories he had held back for a long time by attending therapy.
The rapper realized that counseling offers a secure and compassionate setting where he could examine his emotions, traumas, and insecurities.
Conway calls therapy a "tool" that has let him express himself more honestly and openly through his songs.
Conway highlights that counseling has improved his identity, concerns, and motives. He has been able to confront his inner demons and channel his suffering into art through self-examination and reflection.
He has enhanced his personal life and produced some of his best songs
by facing his emotions, examining his weaknesses, and prioritizing his mental health.
Conway's choice to open up about his experience is commendable since therapy has a negative stigma on hip-hop.
Conway inspires others to get assistance and give their mental health the attention it deserves by expressing therapy's beneficial effects on his life and music.