Rich Brian, the rapper and producer formerly known as Rich Chigga, is getting ready for his much anticipated debut album Amen. Just shortly after announcing his name change, Brian has just unleashed a massive collaboration "18" with production by Baauer and huge features from some of our favorite rising artists.
Brian is really making moves and put together an all-star cast of rising artists on this including the quickly exploding Trippie Redd, Chinese star Kris Wu and Joji, who started out as a viral internet comedian going by Filthy Frank and Pink Guy before putting those personalities to rest to focus on his serious music project. Interestingly, Baauer's "Harlem Shake" went viral starting with Joji's video, and now the two have come together on a track years later.
It's amazing to see how far Rich Brian has come from a viral sensation to being taken seriously for his impressive music. With all these artists on one track, they somehow maintain a high level of cohesiveness that will surely be on replay for us. It sounds like Baaur takes on production for the first part of the song while there's a beat switch taking a more chill direction sounding like Brian's production for Joji and Trippie Redd to close out the track on a melodic note. Stay tuned for the full album to drop Feb. 2. Enjoy!