5 Things We Want From The Game's "Documentary 2"
In the past few weeks, we've been stoking our curiosity about rappers' new albums by coming up with wish lists of the various things we'd think would ensure dopeness. We've already dreamed up idealized versions of Childish Gambino's upcoming project and Lil Wayne's quickly approaching Free Weezy Album, and now it's time to tackle a long in-the-works sequel to one of Cali's most celebrated albums of the 2000s.
Wrath Of The Based God: A History Of Lil B's Disses & Curses
Never before has a rapper been as inextricably linked to the NBA playoffs as Lil B has been in 2015. Dishing out warnings, curses and pardons like he's a 14th century pope, the Based God's been central to the conversation around the games, interacting with rappers on Twitter, attending games to strengthen his magic and even popping up on ESPN to clarify just who's on his shit list.
Drake & The Game Shoot New Music Video For "100" In Compton
Drake has been a busy man these past few days. The OVO crooner not only held a massive celebrity-filled party at his L.A. mansion over the weekend, which featured guests Kanye West, Amber Rose, Travis Scott, the Game, French Montana, and more, but he also apparently shot a new music video with the Game for an upcoming song called “100”.
Off-Duty Cop Is Suing The Game For $12 Million
Although The Game turned himself in over the punch he threw at an off-duty cop during a March basketball game, it looks like things are far from over. The West Coast rapper was booked earlier this week and already posted his bail of $50,000-- but the cop he punched wants him to shell out a lot more.
The Game Turns Himself In For Basketball Fight Charges
Last week, we reported that The Game had been charged with a felony for "making criminal threats" to an off-duty cop during an incident at a Pro-Am basketball game in March. Yesterday, he was arrested.
Skeme Announces New Album "Ingleworld 2," Shares Tracklist
We've got exciting news for all of you Skeme fans out there today: the L.A. rapper's announced his new album, Ingleworld 2, and shared the star-studded tracklist. Check out the front and back artwork in the gallery above, and take a peek at the tracklist below.
The Game Charged With Felony For Basketball Fight
Back in March, we reported that The Game was involved in a brawl during a Pro-Am basketball game in L.A., allegedly punching an off-duty LAPD officer in the face and threatening to kill him. Now, he's being charged with a felony offense for the incident.
The Game Makes Fun Of Plies On Instagram
We're not sure what started this, but The Game decided to go in on Plies' forehead with an Instagram post late last night. Plies is known for his hilarious Instagram videos, where he takes 15 seconds to rant on random topics (most recently was girls not wearing underwear in the club), and Game assured us he's a fan of those too, but he still couldn't resist making a slew of jokes about Plies' (apparently massive) forehead. Is this why Plies always wears a fitted?
Young Thug Apologizes To The Game, He Responds
While we heard that The Game and Young Thug had put their beef to rest yesterday, most of the news actually came from a third party. Global Gangsters' JoJo Capone played mediator in the official squashing, and supplied most of the information on the negotiations. Meanwhile, Game name-checked Capone, seemingly confirming the end of the feud, but Thugger was strangely silent.
The Game & Young Thug Beef Appears To Be Squashed
With every great rap beef, a mediator is generally needed to cool things down. Usually, T.I. is the man for the job, but either he wasn't available, or there's a new peacemaker in the rap business -- by the name of JoJo Capone. Capone, who is a member of Global Gangsters (and appears to be affiliated with Rich Gang), was able to get both Game and Young Thug on the phone, and apparently defused the heated situation. He's now done an interview with Forbez DVD detailing how exactly he convinced the two rappers to step down from the feud.
A Brief History Of The Game's Beefs
Today, The Game became the first major rapper to chime in on the controversy between Lil Wayne and Young Thug. He had to choose Blood over Blood, and, unsurprisingly, chose Carter over Barter, and warned Thugga not to step foot anywhere in the Golden State.
Nail Emojis Are Now Flooding Young Thug's Instagram
Earlier today The Game and Young Thug entangled themselves in beef when video footage surfaced of The Game backing up Lil Wayne by threatening Thugger.
Young Thug Responds To The Game's Threat, Game Replies
Earlier today, we got a couple of clips of The Game sending shots Young Thug's way during a show in New Orleans. Ever the troll, Thugger opts to respond to anger with glee (as he did when Lil Wayne urged people not to buy Barter 6). Read his response below, and watch the Instagram video below that.
The Game Threatens Young Thug
Thus far, we haven't seen too many other rappers jumping in the ring to defend one side or the other in the Young Thug/Lil Wayne beef, but leave it to The Game to be one of the first. At a recent concert, he had some harsh words for Thugger, all of which basically amounted to a dare to come to L.A. and face the same fate as 40 Glocc.
Stream Joe Moses' New Album "Brackin"
Last July, L.A. rapper Joe Moses saw pretty big success with his free "street album" All Out, and now, he's ready to release a more official full-length. Brackin is out now, and you can stream it and check out the tracklist below, via Spotify.
Rap Industry Recap: April
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
The Game Pens Editorial On Freddie Gray & Baltimore
The last time a protest movement arose around the murder of a young black man by police, The Game was quick to respond with "Don't Shoot," a song that recruited an all-star cast of rappers to speak out against police violence. In the wake of Freddie Gray's murder, he's got another form of response: an editorial.
The Game Has Been Repeating The Same "Freestyle" For Four Years
The art of freestyling isn't as honored as it once was. Many artists have been guilty of pulling out the BlackBerry or spitting "off the dome" rhymes that just happen to end up on a future single. However, most rappers are, at least, careful about repeating on-camera freestyles.
DUBB Speaks On His New "Perfect Timing" Mixtape & His Relationship With The Game
Around this time last year, we caught up with South Central L.A. emcee DUBB for an extensive interview. If you missed it, or are unfamiliar with the man, you can and should read it here.
10 Rapper-Hosted Reality Shows We'd Like To See
Over the 20 or so years they've coexisted, rappers and reality TV have had a pretty great relationship. "Flavor of Love" is still one of the most popular reality programs of all-time, more people know Xzibit for "Pimp My Ride" than his appearances on Dr. Dre's 2001 (and even less for his solo music), and even short-lived flops like Three 6 Mafia's "Adventures In Hollyhood" still attracted cult followings.