Fivio Foreign is the reigning King Of New York for a reason, as his debut album B.I.B.L.E. reasserted his status as hip-hop’s premier drill specialist.
Executive produced by Kanye West — and mixed and mastered by the legendary Mike Dean — the rising superstar’s proper full-length project features the likes of Ye and Alicia Keys on its lead single “City Of Gods,” as well as Quavo, KayCyy, A$AP Rocky, Polo G, Chloe Bailey, Lil Yachty, Lil Tjay, Yung Bleu, Queen Naija and more.
Dropping the record’s fourth visual on Thursday (June 30), Foreign is keeping his B.I.B.L.E. era well in tact months after its release. “What’s My Name” interpolates a sample from the Destiny’s Child classic “Say My Name,” as Coi Leray and Queen Naija follow Fivio’s lead by standing triumphantly beside him.
The drill-infused trio perform smiling and turning up to the track. Naija and Leray each tout their own personally shot sections of the video, as Foreign is caught with a female inside an American whip for a change. The visual sporadically pans over the glossy exterior of a RAM pick-up truck with Fivi, Leray and Naija each bodying their respective pockets of “What’s My Name.”
Most recently reconnecting with YZY Sound’s KayCyy and Chlöe for the visual to “Hello” in May, the featured pair find themselves meshing verses around Fivi’s interest of finding someone “viral.” The track is an instant hit due to its superstar caliber talent, meshing ad-libs from KayCyy and a hypnotic buffer sung by Chlöe.
The crew all comes together sitting on the hood of a car just before Chlöe and KayCyy take off for their respective verses. This visual also comes off the back of KayCyy’s latest single “Borrow,” as the YZY Sound enigma and Foreign have been working closely since Ye’s Donda stadium sessions last summer.
Fivio Foreign’s debut album ‘B.I.B.L.E.’ is drill scripture
B.I.B.L.E. reads 17 pages (tracks) long and came in conjunction with a new visual for “For Nothin.” The album was originally slated to drop on March 25, however, it was delayed due to Foreign’s careful curation of the project. It debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 in April, selling 27,000 first-week units.
Following collaborations with Quavo (“Magic City”) and Nicki Minaj (“We Go Up”), Fivi also shared a cinematic 10-minute documentary detailing the album’s process and underlying motifs. However, Foreign’s standout feature with Ye and Playboi Carti on “Off The Grid” last summer has ultimately been a springboard for the emcee’s stratospheric rise to the top.
Also hopping on City Girls’ latest single “Top Notch” (April 1), “Magic City” is the only other cut from Fivio’s latest efforts that ended up on B.I.B.L.E. Its lead track “City Of Gods” sees Fivio shine just as bright as he did once before, opening with “Pop was the king of New York, but now I’m the N**** in charge,” as the track isn’t short of quotables from both Foreign and now close collaborator Ye.
With Fivio eyeing a reassurance of his throne, the drill sensation’s long-awaited debut triumphantly etches his name alongside New York legends.
Check out Fivio’s ‘B.I.B.L.E’ below!