We’ve heard of early leaks, but this is pretty ridiculous. Almost a whole month prior to its official release (January 15), A$AP Rocky‘s eagerly awaited debut album, Long.Live.A$AP, has suffered the fate of the leak, and surprise, surprise, the Internetz has already dug into on the most appetizing item on the menu: “1Train” featuring Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson & Big K.R.I.T.
Posse cuts have become more synonymous with major–and seriously monotonous–DJ Khaled-funded anthems (“Welcome to My Hood,” “All I Do Is Win,” “I’m So Hood”) in recent years, so not only is it refreshing to see a rap star usher some fresh new faces into the spotlight, but also help craft a true hip-hop posse cut that is fucking dope.
The seven MCs–a group in which the host doesn’t even take the gold ribbon for best verse–drop dimes over a boom-bap beat courtesy of Hit-Boy, who’s truly cementing his status as the most versatile producer in popular music right now.
Give “1Train” a spin below–come on, you know you ain’t waiting a whole month.