Willie Winklesky may win the award for Most Frequent Collaborator among the area’s hip-hop artists, having appeared on tracks with most that come to mind. But while that award doesn’t actually exist, Winklesky’s own collection of work does. The West Ender’s production style is fluid and soulful with a lyrical outlook that’s forthright without being abrasive. Vocally, the rapper has a similar quality to the likes of the Beastie Boys, but with a more Midwestern flavor. Winklesky spits from the gut, but even after more than ten years is reluctant to be locked into one particular mold. “Willie Diction,” the artist says, “is a myth.”