The 5 Most Stacked Posse Cuts of All Time | Loud News Net
Posse cuts are some of the most exciting releases that have come from the decades of hip hop culture cultivating the community. There is a time and place for an artist to unload his entire self into a solo track or album, but that’s not what we’re looking for today. Here we round up the 5 most exciting group collaborations from the underground (and a little beyond)!
1. “The Anthem” by Sway & King Tech ft. RZA, Tech N9ne, Eminem, Xzibit, Pharoahe Monch, Kool G Rap, Chino XL, and KRS-One
It was the first day of 1999 when one of the greatest posse cuts of all time was released to the masses. A stark landmark on the road leading away from the golden age of hip hop, this gathering of iconic underground MC’s has stood the test of time. The seamless stitched-together fabric of old and (at the time) new faces on this aptly named anthem serves as a celebration of the allure and signature nostalgic sound of late 90’s rap. Some names you would expect to see side by side, like Tech N9ne and Eminem. The addition of legends such as Kool G and guys on the come-up like Pharoahe Monch culminate in a successful collaboration of the artists that championed the underground scene in their day.
2. “One Four Love, Pt. 1” on Hip Hop For Respect feat. Common, Kool G Rap, Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Posdnuos, Rah Digga, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Sporty Thievz, and Talib Kweli
Opening with a rapid-fire Kool G Rap verse, this star studded lineup was perhaps just too good to fall flat. Hip Hop For Respect was an EP of tracks released in 2000 under Rawkus Records in protest of police brutality and other difficulties facing the minority community. Mos Def and Talib Kweli organized the project, as well as adding their own voices to the record for the cause. Many posse cuts unsurprisingly turn into a flex-fest of rappers, but this message remains true throughout the track. The ending hook is a call to all people:
“My people unite and let’s all get down
We gotta have what? Love, peace, and understandin’
One god, One love, One light
One aim, One voice, One fight.”
3. “1 Train” by A$AP Rocky ft. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson and Big KRIT
It would be a crime to downplay the recent decade’s most elite posse cut. A$AP Rocky gathered some of the best of today’s game to lay down absolute fire verses one after another on his track “1 Train” off of Live, Love, A$AP. The NY rapper was able to recruit not only established rappers Kendrick Lamar and Big K.R.I.T., but the most exciting newer acts as well like Joey Bada$$ and Danny Brown. The beat gives each artists ample space to spit their bars, and the finished product is a gem of 2010’s hip hop.
4. “4,3,2,1” by LL Cool J ft. Method Man, Redman, Canibus, DMX, and Master P
1997 was a blessed year when these legendary names crafted this record together. Def Jam pulled the strings to bring together this unique megacollab of iconic 90’s rappers. Method Man and Redman hopped on as a duo to join LL Cool J, DMX, and the rest of this incredible lineup in a track that’s as fire as it sounds on paper. The stuttering keys and shakers provide a janky soundscape for the rappers to lay down skilled verse after skilled verse.
5. “1010 Wins” by The Alchemist feat. Meyhem Lauren, Action Bronson, Domo Genesis, Roc Marciano, and Despot
The Alchemist pulled out his wildest production chops for this twisting and bending group call. Elite lyricist Roc Marciano blessed the track with a verse, alongside Smart Crew associates Despot and Meyhem Lauren. In the end, the entire squad goes in together and emerges cohesive yet explosive. This is a lesser known song that rounds up some of the most enjoyable rappers to listen to. The bars are bouncy, the synths go crazy, and we get to feast on it.