Game unveiled the lead single from his upcoming album Blood Money La Familia last week, "Bigger Than Me," and as a result of its less-than-friendly attitude towards up-and-coming rappers, sent a shockwave through the rap blogosphere. But behind the boasts and contentious shots exists a tranquil instrumental that samples indie pop act Poliça's 2013 song "Warrior Lord." This use of an unorthodox sample source, though awesome, does raise questions about some of Game's lines in the song.
Going after rappers for being "fake ass Kanyes," Game doesn't seem to realize that he's sampling an artist whose success is largely due to a co-sign from Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, an artist Kanye with whom has collaborated many times. By sampling an artist who is like Bon Iver, but isn't as acclaimed, Game himself may be pulling a "fake ass Kanye" move on "Bigger Than Me." There's also the line in the outro, "The industry soft, I should let Miguel sing on this motherfucker," which ignores the fact that, in the hip-hop world, a female indie pop singer is most likely deemed "softer" than someone who's collaborated with Nas, Fat Joe and J. Cole.