Nas has joined Jeezy on the harrowing, intense remix of “God.” The refreshed version follows the release of Jeezy’s latest album, Church in the Streets. Listen to the pair’s first track together since “Mr. President” below.
The Nas remix doesn’t veer much from TM-88 and Southside’s chopped and screwed, industrial synth production. Instead, the New York rapper adds a powerful second verse to Jeezy’s song. “I’m for a mature audience, reppin’ the Empire State,” he raps towards the end. “I’m on my God flow, they call me God’s son/Vernon Boulevard, holy one.”
Right before dropping the single in September, Jeezy wrote on Instagram about the meaning of “God” and how the song relates to the savage string of police brutality acts in recent years. “When an individual would do anything for his or her community and the people in it, that is a Godly act,” he wrote. “Not in the biblical sense but in the sense of the word. We are all Gods in our own right. We have the ability to and the power to change the things around us.”
Jeezy announced his eighth album following an all-star concert in Atlanta celebrating the 10th anniversary of his debut solo LP, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101. Church in the Streets was released on November 13th and features guest appearances from Monica and Janelle Monae. Prior to its release, Jeezy built anticipation through his “#SundayService” campaign where he would share exclusives with fans.