Alright, so for the most part I’m all for collaborations and super groups and coming together to make a team project. Typically speaking, I usually get pretty excited because for the most part having more than one heads on a project is just better.
Now, let’s move on to Rich Gang, a group consisting of Cash Money affiliates Birdman, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Future & Mack Maine. This is the first I’ve heard of this Rich Gang and frankly, I’m not impressed. I find that the whole Young Money Cash Money movement has become extremely saturated with top 40, radio-friendly, or at least trying to be radio-friendly-tracks. The worst part is, that’s not even the problem. I love top 40 songs, I can bump those poppy-house tunes, but these tracks being led by bossman Birdman are just not cutting it. Tapout is the first track from Rich Gang and if there are anymore I just hope its nothing like this one.
Every single verse in the track is less than impressive and the video itself is straight cheesy. With cameos from Paris Hilton, Christina Milian, DJ Khaled, Kimora Lee Simmons and Bow Wow, it was pretty cool to see the whole YMCMB family out. Future‘s hook isn’t bad but it definitely isn’t his best. I’m still trying to figure out who was on the outro, cause I think Future definitely should have done that part instead.
But what do I know? You be the judge!