Both 50 Cent and the Game have alluded to a strong possibility of the G-Unit coming together. The Game was first of the blocks having said that the possibility of a G-Unit reunion depends totally on how 50 Cent approaches the issue. Game, on his part, is open to work with not only Fif but also Jay-Z.
And now with the CES approaching, 50 Cent has been heard making similar noises.He’s at the venue to promote his SMS line of headphones; he is all set to unveil Street by 50, a new high-end line ranging in price from $180 to $300.
About the possibility of a reunion, he said - “People grow in different directions. [They] have different agendas about things they want to do and they’re sorting themselves out in that way and I’m focused on things that are important to me right now, but there’s a strong possibility there will be a G-Unit [collaboration] with the three of us. But right now, I’m focused on my solo project.”
The Game’s stepfather outs the artist as a former stripper. No one knew what to make of 50 Cent’s claims when he said the same thing way back in 2006 that his former G-Unit mate was once indeed a male stripper who performed under the name Doja.
Now, Game’s stepfather Hodari Sababu has come forward in an interview and among other things that he touches upon, he lets slip that the artist was indeed once what fif called him out to be. Check video below. And do check the image, looks like a close likeness of The Game on the cover of G-Unit Radio Part 21: Hate It or Love It mixtape, dressed in a G-string.
In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, artist Game has quite nicely articulated his views on his summer scrap with rapper 40 Glocc. Quite intelligent actually (or sly) maybe to bring up the point of losing street credo by going in for a lawsuit.
This is what Game said -
“As far as Los Angeles Hip Hop is concerned, I’m sort of at the top of the totem pole. Anything that’s a bad representation of me and my region, it’s not pretty cool at all,” ”You got this guy named 40 Glocc who I call Lawrence White. Let’s just take the Glocc and 40 out of his name because it doesn’t make sense. That’s like a real nerdy guy being called Bazooka. It doesn’t make sense. What happens is, he hears about rappers or artists coming to Los Angeles – whether here for awards or here to shoot a video – he rounds up whatever street guys, thugs or not, that he can, and he’ll come to your video shoot or wherever you’re at in the masses, 40 or 50 deep, and he’ll put you in a situation. If you’re not from California, not from Los Angeles and you don’t really know how it works, you’ll be taken by surprise. Of course, you’re out of the envelope meaning that if you’re from New York and you’re in L.A., you become victim to the area.”
About the lawsuit, he said -
“Number one, it was a battle that was being fought on the foundation that he talked about my kids. Number two, I don’t think that he was going to sue. That’s the thing with rappers. If you sue, your rap career is done because that disintegrates your street cred. So I thought, this is one of the most street guys ever in Hip Hop, right? Says his mouth and the Internet. So I didn’t think he would sue. Then one day, one of my boys called me and said somebody served papers at the house,” he said. “I get my lawyers and we’ll go and all he probably wants is a couple grand or something, and my money is like, Nia Long, if you can understand that. We’ll take care of that. We’ll address it accordingly and we’ll get out of there.”
I love Twitter, lets you peep into people’s minds and the kind of power celebs wield over their followers. I don’t want to go into the right and wrong of the issue, but Game surely felt that FOX News contributor conservative Michelle Malkin was very wrong in saying that he was exploiting the “Jesus” theme for his Jesus Piece LP. If you read the tweets, you can see that Ms Malkin is one feisty customer.
Maybe Malkin is entitled to her opinion, and Game asking his fans to boycott Fox over this does come across as extreme. Sigh, the beef spilleth over, from within the hip hop community to with journalists. BTW, how’s the LP doing?
Game takes what may seem like a mature and benevolent approach toward Chris Brown; he feels Chris is like his little brother. Chris Brown, as you may all recollect, collected a lot of bad publicity in 2009 for a domestic violence case in which he injured Rihanna. All that’s in the past now. And the two are a couple once more. One only hopes that public condones of the like that Game is giving for acts such as Chris Brown’s, don’t come back and haunt him. There’s got to be accountability.
Game spoke to radio jockey Howard Stern and said ”Yeah, that’s like a little brother of mine,” ”I did the best that I could to counsel him through that and I feel like he made it back okay. And they’re back together and what I thought of it? I just thought they were young and that was just one of those Hollywood mishaps. I don’t think it’ll happen again. … [If he was dating my daughter and smacked her up like that, would he be alive today?] Uh, eh, let’s not paint that picture. [He would not be alive.] Yeah, that’s Howard talking. Are you trying to get me to kill Chris Brown, man? That’s not gonna happen, Howard. That was pretty clever though.”
Yesterday, November 29th was The Game’s birthday and he rang it in style. The artist turned 33 yesterday and had a special treat in store for his fans. He released a single “Judas Closet” complete with cool cover art. It’s a one-off thing and won’t be on his forthcoming album “Jesus Piece”. What’s with the religion-themed songs, brotha? Makes one wonder if this piece was originally a part of the project and then got dropped.
The track features Nipsey Hussle and is produced by Timbaland. Game tweeted - My bday is YOUR bday !!!!! I gotta surprise bday gift for you guys since y’all been sending happy birthdays.
It’s kinda funny how young rappers not yet past thirty reminiscence about events; I mean how far back in time do you have to go, huh? Anyway, this thought apart, Game has revealed some interesting bit of information on a rap battle he once had with Kanye West.
The kind of information, you’d expect to surface when an artist has a release coming up and is doing the rounds of radio stations giving interviews and drumming up interest
This is how Game remembered it -
“Ye rapped first, and he spit and it was that old College Dropout Kanye, and he got off and he really did his thing.”
“I gave him probably about 40 bars, just rapping fire, and then he came and he spit like 40 bars. I took it up, and I ended up rapping for like three or four minutes…I felt like I won, and then Kanye, just out of nowhere, started going in about how I thought I was the ‘savior and watch my behavior’ – he just really started going in, and the chicks started being like, ‘Oooh, aah,’ and once the chicks start chiming in, it’s pretty much over.”
Game has revealed the artwork for his standard edition; it’s a new one. The old controversial one which featured an African-American Jesus Christ has been shifted to the deluxe edition. This new artwork is a simple one and carries the photograph of Game’s late elder brother Jevon Danell Taylor who lost his life in a gas-station shooting incident.
Game had spoken about his brother in an interview with MTV News, he had said “I remember going to the hospital, Martin Luther King right here in Compton,” “We went to the hospital to see my brother and I was crying. I was 13 years old, frightened, thought I was going to lose my brother. He was just so alive and so strong and he was like, ‘Yeah, when I get out of here we gonna spend so much time together and it’s gonna be me and you and Fase. We gonna do it right like real brothers supposed to do.”
1. Scared Now feat. Meek Mill
2. Ali Bomaye feat. 2 Chainz & Rick Ross
3. Jesus Piece feat. Kanye West & Common
4. Pray feat. J. Cole & JMSN
6. All That (Lady) feat. Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Fabolous, Jeremih
7. Heaven’s Arms
8. Name Me King – The Game, Pusha T
9. See No Evil – The Game, Kendrick Lamar, Tank
10. Can’t Get Right feat. K. Roosevelt
11. Hallelujah feat. Jamie Foxx
12. Freedom feat. Elijah Blake
13. Celebration feat. Chris Brown, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne
13. Dead People (Prod. By Dr. Dre)
14. I Remember feat. Future & Young Jeezy
15. Blood Diamonds
16. Dead People (Prod. By Dr. Dre)
In an interview with MTV RapFix Live, Game has come forward to clear the air on the talk that he paid New Yorkers to go out and vote; according to the rapper the news got “misconstrued” as it traveled through media; he was only trying to be a good Samaritan.
“The gas situation was crazy. I was in Jersey, and I didn’t understand until I got into [New York City] and saw 200 cabs lined up, with cars and people out there in a walk-up line with little gas cans. So what I did was, once they opened a couple of the trains again, I just was giving people $20 because I felt that would get you to and from a poll,”
Game has cleared the air on what exactly was on his mind when he compared his upcoming release “Jesus Piece” with Dr Dre’s superhit album “Chronic” that came out way back in 2001.
In an interview with Hot 97, he said “I said, ‘It got monumental features like that album. Everybody you want to hear in Hip Hop is on the Jesus Piece album, but in the right place.’ That was the comparison.” he said “Chronic 2001 is a dope album, not to be misconstrued with something that ain’t dope but Jesus Piece is nice.”
Nice of him to clarify; we understand. Everyone loves his own baby and if you have to compare then why not compare with the best.