A$AP Rocky Explains Thought Process Behind Posse Cut "1 Train"

A$AP Rocky explains why he put Action Bronson, Danny Brown, Joey Bada$$, Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar and Yelawolf on his posse cut.

A$AP Rocky corraled an impressive group of emcees for his Hit-Boy-produced cut "1 Train," included on his upcoming debut album LongLiveA$AP.

During an interview with Fuse, the Harlem, New York rapper explained why he enlisted Danny Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Yelawolf, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ and Big K.R.I.T. for the posse cut, stating that he came up with on his own.

"That was one of the things that I absolutely came up with by myself," he said. "No [A$AP] Yams this time, no nothing. I heard the beat from Hit-Boy and said yo, I need Danny Brown on here, I need Kendrick... I just wanted to mess with a lot of the underground cats and a lot of people that didn't really get the recognition that they deserve who I thought were talented emcees. I just basically made a posse cut featuring my favorite underground emcees of my day, the cats that I came up with. I came up in the era of Bronson and Danny and Kendrick and Yelawolf and K.R.I.T. [They] were right before me. But I can relate to it and I'm friends with all of those guys so it was cool to make that happen."

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45 Comments

  • Harilaos

    Yelawolf DEFINITELY had the best verse on this track

  • uno ocho gang

    So this is the CLOWN holding it down for NY!?

  • Anonymous

    Shyne, Ja Rule, and Soulja Boy should colab and take the game ova.. show these young cats what real rap is about

  • Anonymous

    bring bridges back hip hop stinks

  • T

    i want lyrics better than this They think they're crazy but they ain't crazy, let's face it Shit, basically they're just playing sick They ain't shit, they ain't saying shit, spray em 50 A to the K get in the way I'll bring Dre and them with me And turn this day into fucking mayhem, you staying with me? Don't let me lose you, I'm not trying to confuse you When I let loose with this Uzi and just shoot through your Isuzu You get the message? Am I getting through to you? You know what's coming, you motherfuckers don't even know, do you? Take some Big and some Pac and you mix em up in a pot Sprinkle a little Big L on top, what the fuck do you got? You got the realest and illest killers tied up in a knot The juggernauts of this rap shit, like it or not It's like a fight to the top just to see who'd die for the spot You put ya life in this, nothing like surviving a shot Y'all know what time it is, soon as 50 signs on this dot Shit what you know about death threats, cause I get a lot Shady Records was eighty seconds away from the towers Them cowards fucked with the wrong building, they meant to hit ours Better evacuate all children, it's nuclear showers There's nothing spookier You now about to witness the power of fucking 50

    • Yo

      Rite and all the emcees on the 1 train killed it.equally if not more raw than that Em verse. Don't hate on me for that either because Em would say that same n u kno it

    • Anonymous

      dude copy and pastes a verse acting like hes applying knowledge of the game fuck outta here with that shit..youre one of the reason the game cant evolve youre stuck in the past unwilling to accept any form of change or evolution even when its for the better.

    • Anonymous

      legendary verse by Em

    • Anonymous

      eminem is the greatest hands down

  • Lumba

    Of course, Rocky also seems to be aware of the fact that he's been deemed the "pretty boy" in hip-hop. The question is, has he accepted that title only to be doomed by it? Or is he ready to prove that he's more than just appearance and has some deep lyrical tricks up his sleeve? I guess we'll find out on the album. I've always loved the atmospheric production of ASAP, just to end on a positive note.

  • lumba

    I still don't understand ASAP's lyric, "I know one thang... Anything is better than that one train." It's delivered like it is a punch line, yet I fail to even see the meaning of it. Obviously it references the song title, which I understand that they (the rappers) are "running a train" on the beat. It seems like moments like this occur often within Rocky's lyrics. For me, this new album will reveal if ASAP Rocky is a "fast food" rapper or if he actually has substance. You feel me?

  • BLACK

    I HATE RAP...YET I'M ON HHDX.COM I HATE ASAP...YET I GO COMMENT ON ALL HIS ARTICLES I HATE THE WORLD...YET I'M STILL BREATHING I HATE TO HATE...YET I'M STILL HATING

  • Anonymous

    some rappers use there flowand beats as riddles and see if u can catchthe mistake ... or trap cause u cant get it dice game leaves beats out on purpose and people un like me dont see it i fuckin love lyrics

  • Anonymous

    built for this - method man , freddie gibbs , street life ( audible doctor remix ) theres some light lyrics for ya perfect hook do ur homework

  • Anonymous

    people get lost in lyrics they dont it listen to the patterns

  • Anonymous

    dont buy his album and lable will make better music why would they put a hundred percent if fans dont care

  • Anonymous

    why everry thing gotta be g

  • Anonymous

    rap is the worst genre of music ever... A$$WIPE does nothing to change that.

  • Anonymous

    cheif writes raps cyne writes tru lyrics and this posses cut is a bunch of half assed bars

  • Anonymous

    i hate the rap game

  • Anonymous

    cyne - first person OR cheif keef - i dont like

  • Anonymous

    fuck rap wanna bees learn lyrics

  • Anonymous

    some explain to me what makes rap so good cause i think your all wrong

  • Anonymous

    fuck swag none get rap ... friend tryed to tell me cheif keef was better cyne no one understands the techniqal side subject matter doesnt matter ONLY LYRIC STRUCTURE

  • A$apcockie

    Thought 1) Which dress to Wear Thought 2) Duhhhhh

  • Anonymous

    Some of the best posse cut songs. Band from TV. (Nature,Big Pun,Cam'ron,Lox and Nore) Niggas done started something(Lox, Mase and DMX) Resoviur Dogs(Beanie, Lox, Sauce Money, Jay-Z) Affirmative Action(AZ,Cormega,Nas, Foxy Brown) Made Niggas(2pac and The Outlaws) I like this song by my nigga Asap Rocky and the rest but this shit don't give me that band from Tv, Resoviur Dog feel to it. Its still aight tho.

    • SCHWARZ

      THIS FROM YESTERDAY & NO 1 CORRECTED THESE FLAWS? SMH BANNED FROM TV THE ATCQ SONG IS SCENARIO RESERVOIR DOGS 4,3,2,1 FLAVA IN YOUR EAR REMIX TOMMY'S THEME LOX FEAT MADE MEN HOW DA FCUK U 4GET TRIUMPH? BUNCH OF INTERNET GEEKS Y'ALL DON'T KNOW NO HIP HOP HEADBANGER EPMD FEAT K-SOLO & REDMAN

    • Anonymous

      none they all from whack

    • Anonymous

      I can't forget the Tribe called quest posse cut that feature Busta Rhymes and thos e othee dudes. Forgot the name to that song.

  • Anon

    The same fag commented twice in a row and his boyfriend followed suit. They should probably shut the fuck up and just buttfuck their anger problems away.

  • Anonymous

    A$$WIPE + "thought process" = ZERO

  • Anonymous

    you guys cant hear the broken bars

  • fake posse cut

    fake mcs thier fucking with the people that think they know there shit every bar was held back learn lyrics

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