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."
Stream The Game's "Streets Of Compton" Soundtrack
To coincide with the new A&E documentary series “Streets Of Compton,” the Game has released a new soundtrack in its support today on iTunes.
The Game: Tupac Biopic "Makes That Biggie Movie Look Like A Cartoon"
The Game was recently invited to attend a private screening of the upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic "All Eyez on Me" along with the film's director Bennie Boom and star Demetrius Shipp. While hanging out in the lobby after the film had ended, he channeled his inner Roger Ebert and shared an impromptu review. “Tupac movie is the real deal," he said. "Shit make that Biggie movie look like a cartoon.”
The Game Shares "Streets Of Compton" Tracklist & Release Date
Tonight at 9PM EST, The Game will premiere his new three-part documentary series, "Streets of Compton," on A&E. Ahead of the series' debut, he has also revealed the tracklist of the accompanying soundtrack, which is set for release on June 17.
The Game Announces New Mobile Game "Block Wars"
The Game has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, whether it be his line of cannabis-infused lemonade or his offer to invest $10 million in Kanye West. Monday night, he announced his latest venture: he has teamed up with Atari to produce a mobile game & app called "Block Wars."
The Game to Star in A&E Docu-Series "Streets of Compton", Release Companion Project
The Game will star in an upcoming A&E documentary series called "Streets of Compton." The 3-part series will feature interviews with several prominent Compton residents and delve into Compton's recent past and attempt to explain how drugs, gangs, and political strife helped give birth to one Compton's rich musical and cultural history.
The Game Commissioned A $65,000 Painting Of Prince
Last month, we learned that The Game came very close to working with Prince a few years back, and while he won't have a musical collaboration with the late entertainer to remember him with, he has commissioned a very special piece of art in his honor. According to TMZ, Game contacted street artist Madsteez to reimagine a still from Purple Rain the day the singer passed, and a few weeks later, the piece is now complete.
The Game Shuts Down Rumors Of 50 Cent Reunion
Last week, rumors were circulating across the internet that The Game & 50 Cent might be reuniting soon, after Blood Money affiliate Pharaoh Jackson alluded that the two were getting back together on IG. Well it turns out that reunion won’t be happening anytime soon unfortunately.
Are 50 Cent & The Game Reuniting?
Are 50 Cent and The Game finally putting the past behind them? Speculation arises on the internet today thanks to a few Instagram posts from one of The Game's affiliates/Blood Money signees. As recent as February of this year it appeared as though the former friends and collaborators were still beefing-- when The Game posed with Lloyd Banks for a photo, 50 was quick to respond, calling it confusing.
The Game Says His Prince Collaboration Fell Through Over A Curse Word
The music world was shaken with news of Prince's unexpected death last week, and the tributes to the legendary entertainer have continued to pour in. The Game was one of the artists to share a musical homage to the Purple One, and today, TMZ caught up with the rapper to talk about the one time he and Prince met up to work on music.“I wanted him to get on a song and he was down to do the song," said Game. "So we met at Doug Morris’ office at Universal a few years back."