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What Is The Song In John Wick 4's Final Trailer?

The final trailer for "John Wick: Chapter 4" has arrived, and it takes the action further than we've ever seen before. The fourth installment of Chad Stahelski's triumphant "John Wick" series and a direct (and long-awaited) follow-up to 2019's "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum," "Chapter 4" returns to the saga of Keanu Reeves' troubled hitman as he attempts to save himself from another impossible bounty.

Due to his perceived crimes against the High Table (the ruthless governing body of "John Wick's" criminal underworld), John is now being hunted by the most dangerous and resourceful killers in the world — some of whom he once called friends. Returning with Reeves for the fourth film are Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, and Laurence Fishburne, while Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Clancy Brown, and recording artist Rina Sawayama will be joining the ensemble for the first time.

As the first trailer did so well, this most recent showcase features an excellent song choice, perfectly evocative of the film's energy and tone. In addition to being written and performed by one of the greatest musical artists of all time, it also features a sample that should ring a pleasant bell to HBO fans everywhere.

The song is Got Ur Self a Gun by Nas

The trailer for "John Wick: Chapter 4" uses a remix-cinematic edit of "Got Ur Self a Gun," written and performed by East Coast rap and hip-hop legend Nas. It was created for his 2001 album "Stillmatic." As was likely recognized immediately by fans of prestige television, the song also samples "Woke Up This Morning" by English band Alabama 3 — otherwise known as the theme song to the HBO series "The Sopranos."

Like "Chapter 4's" first trailer, the song is bolstered by pulse-pounding orchestrations likely crafted by either long-time "John Wick" composers Tyler Bates ("Pearl," "300") and Joel J. Richards ("Quantico") or the trailer house that produced this specific advertisement. In contrast to the first trailer's poetic use of Westlife's "Seasons in the Sun," "Got Ur Self A Gun" is decidedly more direct and connected to the film's relentlessly action-packed tone.

Lyrics like "I'm living in this time behind enemy lines" fit pretty perfect for a character as embattled as Keanu Reeves' master assassin. To see whether or not he can get his hands on enough guns to make it out alive, we'll just have to wait until "John Wick: Chapter 4" releases on March 24, 2023.