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Fivio Foreign

Fivio Foreign, a rap music artist from New York, shared the music video for his latest single, “City of Gods.” The black and white music video also features Kanye West and Alicia Keys. The black and white visuals contain a montage of the three artists performing their song.

More About the Music Video

The hit single is a part of the upcoming debut album of Fivio Foreign. The album is titled B.I.B.L.E., in which Kanye West plays the role of an executive producer. “City of Gods” is not the first collaboration between Kanye West and Fivio Foreign. In West’s album “Donda,” Fivio contributed a verse to the song “Off the Grid.”

The hint of the music video in the making was dropped by both Fivio and Alicia Keys on their respective Instagram accounts. They shared different pictures of the trio in all-black outfits. Alicia Keys used the hashtag “BlackFutureMonth” with her post.

The track is opened in full braggadocio mode by the confident Fivio. He pays homage to Pop Smoke, a drill hitmaker who is quite close to Fivio. Keys is seen interpolating the chorus of The Chainsmokers’ “New York City.”

Fivio does not fail to flaunt his influence through the track. Even though he is the ultimate star of the track, Kanye West’s verse can’t be ignored. The standout verse addresses the social media meltdowns and public feuds of the rapper.

Final Thoughts

The music video pays tribute to late rap artist Tahjay Dobson aka T Dott. Dobson, an affiliate of Fivio and Pop Smoke, was shot dead in front of his Brooklyn home. According to music updates, the 22-year old artist signed a deal with Million Dollar Music only a day prior to his death.

“Petite Fleur” will be the second recording of New Orleans with Adonis Rose directing it. The new album will feature a collaboration with Cyrille Aimee. She is an acclaimed Jazz vocalist born and raised in France. The album will be released digitally on September 24, while physically available in melody shops from October 10. Adonis Rose mentions that the album is a narrative describing the musical relationship of France and New Orleans.

More About The Collaboration

It was Cyrille Aimee who approached Rose, asking him to collaborate. The singer asked Rose to share ideas. And Rose recalled that he chose to tell this story after thinking about the related history of the two regions. The title tune epitomizes this concept. The album contains a total of 10 songs. Nine of the melodies are associated with musicians in France and New Orleans. The tenth song is an original tune by Aimee.

Aimee is undoubtedly the spotlight vocalist of the album. But she is also the featured soloist using her razor-sharp scat singing in some of the songs. Her scat singing can be heard in “Undecided”, “On a Clear Day”, and “In the Land of Beginning Again”. Some excellent music improvisations accompany her. Soprano saxophonist Ricardo Pascal gave her excellent company in the title track. Tenor saxophonist Ed Paterson was involved with “Get the Bucket”.

A fierce trumpet duel between John Michael Bradford and Ashlin Parker is evident in “Down”. But it is the orchestra that is the main highlight of the album. The parallel leads from both New Orleans and France have been outstanding. They have also earned big alongside Cyrille Aimee. Aimee’s label debut happened with “It’s a Good Day”. 

Rose’s Appreciation For Aimee

Rose shared only kind words of appreciation for Aimee while the music promotion. Adonis Rose called Cyrille Aimee a phenomenal performer. He said that working with Aimee was effortless. Aimee has great chemistry with the orchestra. Rose stated that the professionalism of Aimee struck him. Moreover, Aimee has excellent ears. She can hear everything. She nailed the recording within a couple of attempts. Rose declared that he was thrilled to work with her.

 Conclusion

Fans are eagerly waiting for the album to release. Adonis Rose founded the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) in 2002. Cyrille Aimee played an integral role in the album that got delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  

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