With Yo Gotti's new album The Art of Hustle just a short week away, the Memphis rapper continues to drop tracks ahead of time, offering up the album's opener "My City" featuring K. Michelle. The song is a somber tale of the violence overtaking Memphis, with Gotti saying as the track opens, "My teacher asked me what I wanted to be. I stood in front of the whole class and told her I wanted to be a gangster."

The instrumental is bare, a single acoustic guitar with no percussion or backing. As K. Michelle wails, Gotti offers perspective on what Memphis has become. "Young niggas like ISIS / Killing like they got a license / Life used to be priceless, now it’s worthless / Niggas going on missions it aint even worth it / Lil homie chill," he raps. Considering the success of Gotti's "Down in the DM," "My City" proves that he is interested in far more than capitalizing on a certain sound or wave. It's a touching tribute that evokes Jay Z's "Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)" early on.

Gotti had previously dropped a "Down in the DM" remix with Nicki Minaj and a star-studded video for his ode to social media come ons. The Art of Hustle, which drops Feb. 19, features Future, Lil Wayne, Pusha T, 2 Chains and Timbaland and is available for preorder now through iTunes. Listen to "My City" below.

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