In case you hadn’t heard, basically the biggest posse cut ever hit the internet this weekend. It was huge and awesome and overpowering. “Swagger Like Us Pt. 2 feat. Young Jeezy, Kanye, Jay-Z, Lil’ Wayne, T.I., Eminem, The Entire Wu-Tang Clan including ODB, and Biggie?” Nope. Close, though. “Onslaught” by the supergroup Slaughterhouse. Yeah, a track from heavyweights like Joe Budden, Royce da 5’9″, Crooked I, and Joell Ortiz. Big news, right?

I think it’s funny how this track got a pretty big reception on NahRight, etc. despite the fact that it has nobody who’s actually famous on it. These are all guys who owe their popularity to, in addition to the fact that they’re all very good rappers, the internet in 2008 (I feel like Crooked I and Royce da 5’9″ are probably more famous now than they were when they were vaguely associated other famous rappers’ crews). It’s interesting how the big rappers in 2008 are the ones who manage to stay on the front page of the major hip hop blogs day in and day out. No wonder we’re reaching a point of music saturation where everybody and their grandma is releasing tracks daily, or, at the very least, weekly. It is literally impossible to keep up with hip hop releases. Does anyone else realize how ridiculous it is that Charles Hamilton is dropping a mixtape every two weeks? Even Lil’ Wayne’s enormous mixtape blitz before Tha Carter III was only like five mixtapes in two years.

On the subject of “Onslaught,” though, despite the hype, I really like this song because it has the feel of such an epic posse cut. These guys roll onto this like they are on top of the world, and they all deliver solid verses over a huge beat. Maybe these rappers are only internet famous, but they make it an event to all be on this song, and it’s pretty fun. Y’all should all grab this track.

Slaughterhouse – “Onslaught”

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