D Smoke Remembers Meeting Alicia Keys Prior To Going On Tour With Her

D Smoke Remembers Meeting Alicia Keys Prior To Going On Tour With Her

D Smoke Remembers Meeting Alicia Keys Prior To Going On Tour With Her

D Smoke recently reflected on how he came to collaborate with Alicia Keys and eventually accompany her on tour. After the release of his debut album Black Habits, Smoke, who won Netflix’s Rhythm + Flow in 2019, got nominated for Best Rap Album and Best New Artist at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.

Smoke claims that she invited Keys to a video shoot after contacting him. Swizz Beatz and Snoop Dogg were also on scene.

“I think I reached out to her as a fan and I thought she would be great to work with,” In a story published on Saturday, HipHopDX quoted him as saying. “I reached out and she invited me to her video shoot. Swizz Beatz was there, Snoop and his wife were there, everybody was there. She had this big, grand piano on his platform in the middle of the room. They were setting up another shot and I asked her if I could get up and play. She was like, ‘Please. Do you.’ So I was going ham into this classical piece, ‘Fantasie Impromptu’ and she’s over there, like, ‘What the f**k?’ She said, ‘N***a, I didn’t know.’ That’s when the wheels started turning and we knew we had to do something.”

Then, throughout the summer, Keys persuaded Smoke to accompany him on THE ALICIA + KEYS WORLD TOUR.

“She invited me to a show as her guest,” he says. “It was like a release party and afterward, I started off playing some classical music piano. Then she started playing some jazz stuff. Then she would play and I would play and it was just a dope musical exchange. So that moment was just a milestone for me because she is one of those people that influenced my artistry. And to be invited to perform with her on the Alicia and the Keys World Tour is just a blessing.”

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Kanye West, Fivio Foreign, and Alicia Keys

Kanye West, Fivio Foreign, Alicia Keys Collab For New Single “City Of Gods”

Kanye West, Fivio Foreign, and Alicia Keys
came together to produce the song titled “City Of Gods.” The song is an tribute to New York City, and the three artists collaborated for a drill banger that still has resilience in the hip-hop world. It is a track that many flow with easily  and with Fivio turning into a whiz by his own doing, it just seems OK that he would need to reveal a portion of the intriguing stories from the making of the track.


In fact, Fivio was a visitor on Complex Brackets with Brian “B. Dot” Miller, where he talked around one of Kanye’s desires for the track. As Fivio clarified, the arrangement was to have Jay-Z on the melody, notwithstanding, Kanye got excessively restless, and concluded that it would simply be smarter to deliver the tune with just himself, Fivio, and Keys.


I had the skeleton of it, I had the beat and Ye was like, ‘Yo, this shit is so fire. We going to get Hov on it and we going to go crazy.’ He’s like, ‘Yo, I’m going to get Alicia Keys to sing it,’” Fivio said. “But he wanted it out so fast. He’s like, ‘Yo, I’ma just do a verse.’ So he did the verse, got Alicia Keys on it, she ate that shit up, easy. She different.”


Kanye West, Fivio Foreign, and Alicia Keys have a collab. What do you think about it?


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