Fivio Foreign joins forces with Kanye West and Alicia Keys on “City of Gods.”
The powerhouse track finds Ye in rare form, while Alicia delivers the haunting hook, which samples The Chainsmokers’ “New York City.”
“I feel like Sinatra in these streets / Me and Drizzy, we at peace / This the backpack with the polo and the first Jesus piece,” raps Ye, while also taking shots at “SNL,” home to Kim Kardashian’s new boyfriend Pete Davidson. “This afternoon, 100 goons pullin’ up to ‘SNL’ / When I pull up, it’s dead on arrival.”
Ye declares his verse the “feature of the year,” and Playboi Carti provides ad libs.
Fivio dedicated the song to his longtime friend, Brooklyn rapper T Dott, who was fatally shot earlier this month in his hometown.
“T Dot. That’s my baby boy. I never thought I’d be doing this without you here with me,” said Fivio. “You supposed to be here with me but you gon always be the Prince in the City of Gods. Your name will forever live through me. Long Live Prince T Dot.”
“City of Gods” is set to appear on Fivio’s debut album B.I.B.L.E, executive produced by Kanye, which drops March 25. Ye is gearing up to release his own album, DONDA 2, on Feb. 22.