Rich Brian is back with a brand new name and a huge new collaborative track featuring Kris Wu, Joji, Trippie Redd, and none other than Baauer!
This comes just a couple weeks after the rap phenomenon decided to tone down his image, dropping “Chigga” for his real name “Brian.” There’s one thing he’s kept intact though — his deep vocals and delivery that’s impossible to not take notice to, and sets him apart as a one-of-a-kind.
The track, “18” runs through each artist down the line as they rap about coming into their own and claiming their rap game clout. Meanwhile, Baauer lays down a mean hip hop beat fit for Rich Brian, Trippie Redd and the others.
About 2:13 seconds in and there’s a surprising twist, as “18” transforms from a trendy rap song into more of an inspirational anthem feating uplifting piano, lyrics, and an overall optimistic vibe. At first guess we wouldn’t think it was Baauer on the beat, but he makes these guys sound really good.
They said that I won’t make it
They said that I won’t change
They say that I’m not flexing
Now they say wow, you’ve changed
18 – Rich Brian, Kris Wu, Joji (feat. Trippie Redd & Baauer)
Photo: Oh Dag Yo Photography