We’re not saying Tyga’s “Rack City” is the best song on the radio right now. Wait, actually, we’re saying exactly that. Listen to this remix (via Dajaz1) while you read last week’s entry on our hip-hop blog, Tyga’s ‘Rack City’ Is the Best Song on the Radio Right Now: Here Are 10 Reasons Why.
A whole bunch of those 10 reasons are still intact, from the refreshingly minimalist production to the sheer, absurd joy of a rapper as personality-free as Tyga happening onto such an unforgettably ridiculous hook. Only now the one-time “Coconut Juice” slinger is joined by some lackadaisical strip-club rhymes from Wale, cannily cold-blooded wordplay from Fabolous, grunting sex boasts from Young Jeezy, money-counting yelps from Meek Mill, and, finally, if I’m counting right, a languidly swaggering T.I. living large.
Unfortunately, the guest verses aren’t all new, and they don’t really improve on the original — imagine Rick Ross or some of the Young Money A-listers on this beat! — but this “Rack City” remix’s biggest shortcoming? It’s a “clean” version, bitch.
Oh well: A video is on the way, and Tyga’s major-label debut Careless World: Rise of the Last King is due February 21.