Mass Appeal all-stars Nas and Dave East are picking up where Michael Corleone left off with the release of their “Godfather 4” single.
The cinematic track — produced by DJ Green Lantern — will appear on Dave East’s upcoming studio debut album, Survival, due out November 8th via Def Jam Recordings/Mass Appeal Records.
The layered instrumentation is backed by New Orleans brass band the Soul Rebels and famed jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold. Here’s everything you have to know.
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To commemorate the album’s release, East also dropped a new merch bundle available on his official website. Stream “Godfather 4” up above and check back in for the Dave East album on November 8.
Like a teacher, like a student
The introspective track finds the Harlem rapper and his mentor flowing over a soulful instrumental, produced by DJ Green Lantern, with contributions from New Orleans brass band the Soul Rebels and jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold.
God’s Son pays homage to MCs who rhymes “intelligent” over “orchestral tracks” before singling out Dave as a worthy successor. “No offense, but I was over with finding young spitters with names I remember Dave,” he raps as his protégé’s name echoes on the track.
What’s more to come
“Godfather 4” follows the Jacquees-assisted “Alone” from East’s upcoming debut Survival, which arrives on Nov. 8. Following the album’s release, he will kick off his “Survival Tour” on Nov. 22 in Atlanta before traveling overseas to the U.K., Europe, and Dubai.
Listen away starting now
Produced by DJ Green Lantern, the song also features New Orleans brass band the Soul Rebels and famous jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold. The latest track is from East’s forthcoming debut album Survival, which is set to release Nov. 8 via Def Jam Recordings/Mass Appeal Records.
“Godfather 4” follows East’s latest single “Alone” featuring Jacquees, which dropped earlier this month. East’s Survival Tour Part 1 launches on Nov. 22 in Atlanta. Listen to “Godfather 4” above via YouTube, below with Spotify, or on Apple Music.