Alexander Lendrum

Editorial curator, born and raised in Hong Kong.

Dr. Dre is Back Again With a new West Coast Heavy Single Dubbed “Gunfiyah”

It’s been two years since we were graced with the third studio album Compton by West Coast’s hip hop legend Dr. Dre. Leading up to that release, the hip hop world had begrudgingly moved on from any prospect of new material from the godfather, assuming that his legacy will only continue on in the form of audiophile equipment. But boy were we wrong when news of Compton came, filled with an impressive list of features, all of which appeased any West Coast hip hop or Dre fan. That was two years ago, and little did we know that we’d be receiving yet another Dre offering, this time a solo record which he’s dubbed “Gunfiyah.”

The release, which serves up a Caribbean-infused hook, comes alongside Dre’s promotion of his new HBO documentary The Defiant Ones (you may have seen the Kendrick Lamar-endorsed billboards around town), and seeing how savvy Dre is as a business man, we wouldn’t be surprised if there was a link there, especially given that the track brings on a biographical style akin to the doc itself; Dre spits bars on bars that pretty much chronicles his career. “Who got a hit just like this? / And got heart and rich like this? / Never failed, 20 years and he still got grip like this.” Listen to “Gunfiyah” in the jump above, that was originally debuted on Dr. Dre’s Beats 1 program The Pharmacy, and look out for more potential Dr. Dre material to come.

Alexander Lendrum

Editorial curator, born and raised in Hong Kong.