In a genre where competition often prevails, it’s always refreshing to see crews come together as a united front. On “What Happens,” a standout from Cozy Tapes Vol.2, A$AP Mob, Pro Era, and Flatbush Zombies team up to deliver some quick-witted and seamless back and forth bars. To be specific, A$AP Twelvy, Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice, Playboi Carti, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, Kirk Knight & Nyck Caution grace this twenty-two verse banger.
With a spacey bassline, a minimalist sonic arrangement, and up-tempo production, the rappers use the recurring refrain of “what happens,” crafting elaborate scenarios and responding in turn. Each verse spans the length of four bars, which makes it difficult to stand out amidst such a vast sea of talent, but the call and response nature of the song more than makes up for any particular individual performance. It’s one of the most selfless hip-hop collaborations in recent memory, and by the end of the song, all you can really do is marvel at the studio session that brought “What Happens” to life.