The track is set to feature on on Fivio’s debut album ‘B.I.B.L.E’, which is slated to arrive on March 25, and will be executive produced by West. An ode to Fivio’s hometown of New York City, Keys interpolates The Chainsmokers‘ 2015 track of the same name on its chorus.
In his verses, Fivio shouts out the late Pop Smoke and reflects triumphantly: “When I’m on TV, I gotta look good, / ’cause I know the whole block watchin.‘”
“We went off the grid / We ain’t watch the throne, we took it,” Kanye raps in his opening bars, a nod to both his ‘Donda’ track (which itself featured Fivio) along with his 2011 Jay-Z collaboration.
Elsewhere, West references his recent reconciliation with Drake (“I feel like Sinatra in these streets / Me and Drizzy, we at peace“) and shouts out both his birthplace and NYC: “I’m from the Chi’ but I’m always New York / The city that treat me like Jesus is walkin.‘”
Listen to ‘City of Gods’ below:
The likes of Drake, Travis Scott and Yung Lean were also said to have been in attendance on the night, with West sharing an image taken by Samuel Alemayhu which showed him with the three aforementioned artists and Baby Keem.
Yesterday (February 10), West threatened to withdraw from his forthcoming headline set at the Coachella festival unless Billie Eilish apologised for comments she made during a performance that West perceived to be a dig at Travis Scott.
During a performance in Atlanta, Georgia, Eilish stopped her set to pass an audience member an inhaler. “I wait for people to be OK until I keep going,” Eilish said. She has since responded to West’s request, clarifying that she made no mention of Scott.
The rapper and producer’s live LP was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London in September 2005, and featured live renditions of tracks from West’s first two studio albums, ‘The College Dropout’ and ‘Late Registration’.
Elsewhere, the forthcoming Netflix documentary about West, titled Jeen-Yuhs, is set to premiere its first act on February 16. West said earlier this week that he wants Drake to narrate the film.