The posse cut has, by all accounts, faded in popularity. Every so often, we're treated to a gem, like Danny Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl's "Really Doe," or A$AP Rocky's stacked "1Train" lineup. Yet in an era where features are a mainstay, a posse cut has become a refreshing surprise. Now, Mike WiLL Made-It has assembled some of the game's formidable heavyweight, resulting in the primal fury of "F.I.G.H.T." Eearz, Gucci Mane, YG, Trouble, Quavo, and Juicy J band together under Mike WiLL's banner, delivering their variation of a "Fight Music" or a "Never Scared." For those who seek the nostalgia of a posse cut, "F.I.G.H.T." should cover cravings both old-school and new.
Taking to an aggressive instrumental, each rapper threatens unseen foes with vows of violence, emboldened by the chanting refrain. YG and Trouble come through with back-to-back standout verses, with the former bringing an unrestrained sense of fury, which likely earned him his moniker to begin with. Plus, the triumphant return of the "MAMA!" ad-lib should not be understated.
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Been fighting like all of my life
Know I'm real right and the streets call me Zilla
Leaning up there that what you like
Heard you been talkin' up under your pillows
I get it poppin' on sight
Not just with Mike, get you beat like I'm Mike Will
That drum hanging under the TEC, kill
Ear drummin' like Eearz I'm dead serious