The season 5 premiere of Starz hit drama Power launched this song to the top of our weekly top TV music chart.
Closing out the episode, the song plays while Ghost gets an ominous warning as he’s grieving his daughter. The episode sets up another season of high stakes drama on Power. And we already know the show has been renewed for season 6, so plenty more to come.
The track is from the album Friday on Elm Street, a mixtape collaboration between rappers Fabolous and Jadakiss. As you might guess from the Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street references, a horror movie theme inspired the album. Originally slated to be called Freddy vs. Jason, the mixtape name was later changed for legal reasons.
In January 2017 (before the name change) Fabolous and Jadakiss were interviewed on HipHopDX and Fabolous shared the following: “We got the theme with Freddy vs. Jason, where Jason, you knew he was killer. You knew his work and you knew what he do. Freddy was a killer, and he might be a little more witty, cuz he talk more. The Jason character didn’t really say much, but you knew he was there. You can’t even escape it. Once you heard those footsteps, you knew he was in the area. There’s a lot of comparisons when you want to compare to things, but that was one of the ones we were looking at with Freddy vs. Jason. When it came to villains, they were always the two that were brought up.”
Released in November 2017 by Def Jam, the album debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200. Other tracks include guest appearances from Future, Swizz Beatz, Teyana Taylor, French Montana, Styles P, Yo Gotti and Jeezy.
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