50 Cent Not Sure Why He And The Game Started Beefing In The First Place
Three weeks after squashing his decade-long beef with The Game at a Los Angeles strip club, 50 Cent revealed that he's unsure why he and Game started beefing in the first place in an interview with Big Boy on LA's Real 92.3.
#TBT: The Best Kanye West Beats From 2001-2005
"I miss the sweet Kanye, chop up the beats Kanye" - Kanye *** Now a titanic figure in American music, Kanye West first made inroads into the music industry as a producer for Roc-a-Fella records. His talents on the MPC were so immense that he only got his record deal as a rapper so that they label could have access to his production. Click through the gallery to revisit Kanye West's best productions from 2001-2005, the first stage of his career in which he worked with Jay Z, Ludacris, Talib Kweli, Alicia Keys, The Game, and many others.
Top Tracks: August 15 - August 21
Last week was a funny one for album delays. On one hand, Frank Ocean delivered not only his first, but also his second album since 2012's Channel Orange, but on the other, we didn't get the projects that we'd been expecting from French Montana, Young Thug, and Travis Scott.
The Game Reveals "1992" Album Artwork
It's been a little under a year since The Game released The Documentary 2 and he's getting ready to release another album, 1992. Tuesday he revealed the album's cover art on Instagram. It's designed by Darryl “Joe Cool” Daniel, otherwise known as the man who designed Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle cover.
The Game Says He F*cked All 3 Kardashian Sisters On New Song "Sauce"
Yesterday, The Game shared a new song, "Sauce," which included an intro courtesy of DJ Khaled. It's a strong effort no doubt, though "Sauce" has come under added scrutiny for one particular line involving all three of the Kardashian sisters. In the final verse, he raps, "I used to fuck bitches that Usher Raymond passed off / Then I fucked three Kardashians, hold that thought."
The Game & 50 Cent Officially Squash Their Beef In Strip Club
Back in May, rumors started floating around of The Game and 50 Cent reuniting, rumors which The Game quickly shut down, but nonetheless it didn't seem like it was entirely in bad blood, as the rapper said of Fif, "he’s doing his thing man, I'm doing mine thang, Banks, Buck, Yayo, they all doing their thang.
Stream The Game's "Block Wars" Album
Even though The Game dropped off his Streets Of Compton album just last month, that’s not stopping him from releasing more new music for us. With the clock striking midnight, the Compton native decided to make the soundtrack to his Block Wars mobile game officially available on iTunes.
The Game Announces “1992: Block Wars Tour”
It appears The Game is about to take his talents on the road again. On Thursday afternoon, the Compton native took to his IG to announce his upcoming “1992: Block Wars Tour”, which is in support of his forthcoming 1992 album dropping this Fall. Kicking off August 26 in Oakland, California, the tour will trek through cities like Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, and ATL, before wrapping up in Portland, Oregon on October 6. The Game also announced that following his U.S. run will be a European tour, which is expected to go down this Winter.
Amber Rose Responds To Kanye's "Famous" Video, Discusses Fan Hookups With The Game
Amber Rose is leaving no topic off the table on her new VH1 talk show, delving deep into the Kanye West and Taylor Swift conflict in her new episode, despite not being "the biggest fan of Kanye.""I was next to him at the VMAs [in 2009]," she said, reminding the audience that she experience the original Taylor Swift interruption first hand. "I remember the repercussions ... He was so remorseful, I mean he really felt so bad, because it wasn't about Taylor. It was about Beyonce and her video. We all know that Beyonce should have won that. It's no shade."
The Game & Waka Flocka Exchange Shots On Instagram
It looks like The Game & Waka Flocka had some choice words for one another on Instagram Wednesday afternoon. It all started this morning, when Waka Flocka posted a clip on IG expressing his displeasure for how “rappers” have been acting following the death of Alton Sterling & Philando Castile. Waka went on to say he felt many of the rappers have been disingenuous with their actions, and called them out for acting like models, posting dick prints on IG, but yet trying to lead their community at the same time.
9 Ways Hip Hop Artists Have Reacted To Recent Violence
The fiber of the American people has been tested over the course of the last two weeks, in which four incidents of terrible violence have prompted wide-spread protests and rapidly deteriorating race relations. July 5: Alton Sterling is shot and killed at the hands of two police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana July 6: Philando Castile is shot and killed by a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota July 7: Five police officers are shot and killed at a protest in Dallas. July 17: Three police officers are shot and killed in Baton Rouge, LA.
The Game, Snoop Dogg & Minister Farrakhan Host Anti-Violence Gang Summit
Earlier this month, shortly after the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, The Game and Snoop Dogg helped kickstart a campaign called H.U.N.T., which stands for "Hate Us Not Today." Their first initiative was to lead a peaceful march to the LAPD Headquarters, where both rappers met with top-ranking officials from the department. Earlier today, H.U.N.T. teamed up with the Nation of Islam and Minister Farrakhan to host a citywide forum that specifically called for the presence of gang leaders in the greater Los Angeles area.
The Game's "Block Wars" OST Tracklist Revealed
Back in May, we first heard news of The Game's upcoming mobile game release, Block Wars. On top of what looks to be a Grand Theft Auto-esque game for iPhone and Android, the rapper will also be releasing an accompanying soundtrack through eOne Music. The 10-track project will be released July 29th and will feature new music from the Compton emcee.
10 Rappers Turned Social Activists
Materialism and humanitarianism are often at odds in hip hop. Actavis and activism do not always go hand-in-hand. But hip hop is a world unto itself, and countless rappers have used their platform to fight for the underprivileged.
The Game's Son Starts GoFundMe In Support Of Arkansas Police Officer Tommy Norman
Many rappers took part in protests following the tragic wave of violence that ensued last week, beginning with the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and continuing with an attack on a peaceful protest in Dallas on Thursday night that resulted in the murders of five police officers. The Game has stepped up to demand change, and he has done so in a peaceful manner, approaching police with the aim of reconciliation rather than contempt.
The Game & Snoop Dogg Host Peaceful All-Male March To LAPD Headquarters
After a harrowing couple of days for the black community, the hip-hop world, and the nation as a whole, two of the West Coast's elite emcees, The Game and Snoop Dogg, have decided to lead a peaceful protest in their hometown of LA. They are calling today's rally Operation H.U.N.T., which stands for "Hate Us Not Today." The two veteran rappers are currently leading a group of men in a march to the LAPD headquarters, where the department is currently hosting a graduation ceremony for its latest class of new officers.
Hip Hop Reacts To The Philando Castile Killing
Less than 24 hours after police officers shot and killed 37-year-old black man Alton Sterling on Baton Rouge, LA, a Minnesota cop fatally shot 32-year-old Phlando Castile, also a black man, at at traffic stop on Wednesday night.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of June 2016
ICYMI: HNHH recently launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now. The 40-track playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all supa-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify (e.g. those recent ScHoolboy Q releases). Still, the playlist is generally representative of the best new releases in hip hop.
Top Tracks: June 20 - June 26
Summer officially began this past week, and with it came a whole bevy of huge tracks, most of the biggest ones being collabs. There's something decidedly warm weather about the low-stakes posse cut, and that's mainly what our list consists of this week. All but two of these ten tracks didn't appear on last week's Top Ten, with a bunch of stuff falling off in the past week.
Meek Mill, The Game & More React To Murder Of Lor Scoota
Yet another inspiring young artist has been taken too soon. Yesterday (June 25) at around 7PM, 23-year-old Tyriece Watson, aka Lor Scoota, was fatally shot while driving in his hometown of Baltimore. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:30PM. Just minutes before the shooting, Scoota had been at Morgan State University, where he hosted a charity basketball event called "Touch the People: Pray for Peace In These Streets."