Rich Brian is trying to make the next "1Train," inviting damn near half the rap game's new generation for the occasion.
As everyone knows, the posse cut is one of the great hip-hop track formats -- this isn't disputable, as the list of fantastic classics simply speaks for itself. Unfortunately, it feels as if this new generation has yet to fully embrace the posse cut as their predecessors once have. That's not to say it's gone altogether extinct, but is it fair to call it endangered? In any case, Rich Brian seems ready and willing to do his part in the preservation efforts, calling upon a variety of his compatriots on Instagram and Twitter.
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His premise is simple -- line up an extensive roster to take turns bodying an ever-changing instrumental, one that presumably morphs to suit the talents of each party. "Yo imagine a long ass song with ALL of us going OFF on every verse and it has hella production changes & tempo transitions????" He writes. "Lets do this man fuck."
The initial guestlist calls upon Tyler, The Creator, Joji, Childish Gambino, Chris Travis, Kevin Abstract, JPEGMAFIA, Denzel Curry, J.I.D., IDK, Jaden Smith, Pouya, Buddy, J. Cole, Danny Towers, Higher Brothers, and EarthGang. Declaring his aim to make the next "1Train," he also opens the floor for some heavyweights to slide through if so desired, inviting all the "1Train" veterans (except Yelawolf) for a reunion. Though his aim is likely ambitious beyond reality, you've gotta admire his vision.