Ice Cube Meets Dre, Snoop & Game for Detox
In light of recent hullabaloo over Ice Cube and his "Drink the Kool-Aid" joint, the west coast legend himself gave a statement explaining the intentions behind the controversial song. As well he spoke on reuniting in the studio with Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and The Game and playing his part in the mythical Detox album.
From Ice Cube:
"What up fam,
I met Dr. Dre in the studio last night. When I got there Snoop was in the booth laying the finishing touches on another classic from the dynamic duo. He played me some tracks set for the up and coming Detox record and we talked about me jumping on board the project. Of course I talked about him doing shit on my record and he said he’d bless the album. The Game came through ready to spit but Dre just wanted every to vibe. It felt like old times when me and Dre would work on shit in Eazy’s cold ass garage.
He asked me did I diss him during the Paid Dues Show last Saturday. I did one of my new songs called “Drink The Kool-Aid” which got everybody thinking I’m dissing the whole industry…lol “You internet roaches…” I told Dre that I’d never diss the man that got me started.
No disses. Just style and grace. On another note, I rocked the fuck outta Paid Dues. I had my son Doughboy get down wit me while WC and Crazy Toones rocked France. I think people enjoyed the show. 20 years of West Coast hip-hop presented in 60mins. It was amazing. I can’t wait to put the new show together with all my new songs. I also dropped the single “I REP THAT WEST” on’em. They loved the new shit. The single and the video will premiere and be available right here on IceCube.com May 26th.
My nigga Sir Jinx laced my wit a dope ass track. I’mma do it wit Jayo Felony and WC. This record is coming together like sweaty ass cheeks…
No Q & A this time ya’ll. I’m in a hurry. I’ll answer all questions next time.
Keep It Gangsta - Cube"
Dr. Dre Hints at Kraftwerk Inspiration on Detox
Speaking of Detox, in a related interview the good Doctor hints at possible major influences he has adopted in the creative process to this massive release due out later this year. To read the interview [CLICK HERE]
411: The Game's R.E.D. Album Delayed
Taken from AHH
By Ace Cannon
The Game’s highly anticipated release The R.E.D. Album has been delayed, according to the Compton MC himself. The rapper took to his Twitter page announce that his legal obligations to the state of California for a gun possession charge will prevent him from traveling to promote the album, until March. “Bad news: this just in. The R.E.D. Album just got pushed back again to March 23rd. The judge told my lawyer & my P.O. I can’t travel or do any out of state promo until I finish my community service. Ain't that a bitch?” According to The Game, he has about 200 more hours left of community service before he is free to travel. “I wonder if spending 10 hours a day on Twitter counts towards my ‘community service’?? Then I’d be finished by Jan. 29th, ha ha,” the rapper wrote. “I was ‘INNOCENT’ anyway! I ain't pull no gun out on nobody. Stop snitchin!”
Game's New Album Release Date
The Game's new album now has an official release date, December One.
The Compton MC will release his fourth LP The R.E.D. Album on December 1, Rap-Up.com has learned. A deluxe edition of the set will also be available that day. The holiday release season heats up as Game goes head-to-head with Alicia Keys' The Element of Freedom and R. Kelly's Untitled.
"R.E.D. album soon, wrappin this mothaf#$%@ up in 30 days ! Jimmy Iovine told me to tell ya when this sh!t drop, Merry X-Mas ! BWS/Aftermath," he tweeted on Monday, while hinting that his new labelmate Diddy may make a guest appearance.
The Game had considered retiring from rap after 2008's L.A.X., which spawned the hit single "My Life" with Lil Wayne. The R.E.D. Album signifies his RE-Dedication to hip-hop.
Audio: "Gangsta Ride" by Jaz-O & The Game
"Gangsta Ride" by Jaz-O featuring The Game
Video: Game // Exclusive Interview // Dubcnn
The Game // Exclusive Video Interview // Dubcnn by: Lil Jay
Dubcnn caught up with The Game for an exclusive video interview. We sat down with "the kid with no home" at two different stops during his world tour for a 2-part feature.
He is already heavy into promoting his upcoming record "The R.E.D. Album" in new songs, recent interviews and video blogs, but for part 1 of the feature we take some time out to talk about his life on the road and travelling through Africa and Europe. We also cover a couple random topics and find out which song he relates to the most from his whole catalogue and why he never featured any of his Black Wall Street artists on his albums. Last but not least, Game expresses his opinion about fans getting involved in his beefs.
You can watch the video or read the transcript of this exclusive interview and we urge you to leave feedback on our forums or email them to [email protected]
Stay tuned for part 2 of the interview coming soon!
Transcribed interview below:
Dubcnn: Dubcnn has linked back up with The Game! What's up Game?
The Game: You know what the fuck it is man, it's Game time, Starface, the kid with no home. That's what it is, West Side, California, West Side Bompton, Cedar Block Piru, still on probation and everything. Straight up, Dubcnn.com. Get loaded motherfucker, the number 1 Hip-Hop site in the world, Dubcnn. All the fakers and imitators eat a dick!
Dubcnn: So, if you're looking back at all your three albums and you had to pick out one specific song from your whole catalogue, which is the one that you can relate to the most?
The Game: "I Don't Need Your Love" off The Documentary, because it's been 7 years since I've started and today I'm still here. For all the motherfuckers that don't got love for Game, I don't need it. I still get by, I still make my money, I'm still rich. I'm still the father of two kids, they're happy, they're good. I'm financially stable, all my homies is good, they're shining. That's just what it is. I don't need shit, I don't want shit. Get it how I live. I reached all my goals on the first album. I never ever thought that I'd be anything other than a dead gangbanger. So here I am, half way across the world. I go to Switzerland to perform in front of 2000 people. It just feels good to be a hood nigga that made something. My whole career has been a memorable moment. Everything that I've done, everything that I will do, every place that I been, all the people that received me and appreciated me. It's all been a memorable moment, just my career as a whole.
Dubcnn: You always separate your Black Wall Street business from your solo projects, since there werent any BWS artists on any of your albums. Do you keep that balance on purpose or what's the thought behind that move?
The Game: When one of my Black Wall Street artists gets big enough, then I will feature them on my album. But until then they gotta grind the mixtapes like I did. You know, get in where you fit in. But I got some shit planned for them, it's gonna get real big. But I got Goon, a cat from Inglewood. He reminds me of myself as far as his hardcore flow. You know, Clyde Carson from the Bay is doing his thing. X.O. from Pasadena is doing his thing, Juice is still in Arizona holding it down. We got a young kid named Elijah. So we got some things on the way. It's just me and my brand, but I give people that I meet and have ambitions and dreams like I did opportunities to make a name for themselves. And if they can use my parent company to branch off and do their thing, then more power do them. I don't want nothing from them, I just want them to get money and have a good time man.
Dubcnn: You made some tour stops in Africa too. Talk about that experience, since most people will never get the chance to see that continent.
The Game: Africa is the real hood. Everybody think they from the hood, but you don't know how real life is and how fucked up people got it until you go to some of the 3rd world countries in Africa. Specifically speaking about Kinshasa in Kongo and stuff like that. The people are great and beautiful, you know, they look like me and they represent what I represent, which is the struggle. I appreciate them and I can't wait to go back man. Africa is a wonderful place. You know, I leave gaps in my music and then my fans fill it in. When you get the crowd participation when you're rapping and they're feeding the music back to you, and you look in the crowd and you can see everybody saying every word, that's how I appreciate my fans, and I know they appreciate me.
Dubcnn: You also have a pretty strong fanbase in Europe. What are some of your favorite places when you go overseas?
The Game: [I love Dublin, Ireland and Zurich, Switzerland]. I love Switzerland to death man. The shit's crazy, always when we're in Switzerland, I ask Tony 'How many days we're in Switzerland?' and he's like '1 Day', then I'm like 'Fuck!', cause we'll go to some other town where I don't wanna be for fuckin' 4 days! I got nothing but love for Switzerland and the people. I stay in different hotels, this time I was at the Marriott and my view is always over the river and the city, and in the daytime it's just beautiful man.
Dubcnn: Speaking of fans, what's your opinion when your fans take sides in your beefs?
The Game: I don't give a fuck about that man. Any beef that's gonna be a beef of the time that people gonna talk about, those are the beefs I get involved in. I don't got time for the petty shit, cause when I see those rappers, we just knock them the fuck out and then we make sure it's on camera so everybody can see how bitch made they is! I ain't gotta say no names. They try to challenge me, but I'm one of the only rappers in the world that's never been tested like that, I never had a chain snatched. So anybody that steps to anybody in the Black Wall Street finna lie straight on they motherfuckin ass, that's all they can have.
Game Bitchin' On Jay-Z
Game Says Jay-Z Is Afraid To Get Old
by JUSTIN STEWART
To have longevity you have to change with Hip-Hop, it's not going to change with you.”-The Game
With a short and simple response from Jay-Z, the Brooklyn rapper has put the Game in overdrive as it relates to his ongoing beef with Jigga. In a recent interview on Tim Westwood, in relation to Game, Jay simply called the West Coast rapper a “groupie” and that he just needed to get over it in reference to the reported intro to The Blueprint III.
It seemed that's all Game needed was an inch from Jay as he went into Go mode with his response on Virginia's radio station 103Jamz with the Buddha Brothers Morning Show. In reference to his rising campaign of shouting out “Fuck Jay-Z” at shows, he stated that he was surprised that people were so quick to join with him in proclaiming it as if they had been waiting to say it for some time.
“As soon as I came out with the whole “Fuck Jay-Z” thing, everybody jumped on. It even surprised me because I'm thinking that everybody's gonna be like “Fuck Game” and “Game's just hating” but it was a pretty cool split with half being Roc-A-Fella this and that and the other half saying that Jay is old and washed.”
Game stated that the underlying problem with Hov is his inability to accept that his age is only getting higher and he must accept the fact that he is ageing.
“Some people just don't want to get old. He got a problem like my dad got that problem. My dad is still trying to be young, still rocking fitted caps and I'm like ‘pops you 60 man, you gotta chill'. Jay has that problem and he doesn't want to get old.”
As Jay has previously called himself the Michael Jordan of recording, the Game has compared him to the basketball legend, but has added that as time progressed even Jordan fell far from where he once was when he was at the pinnacle of his game. Even for a player of his calibre, times have changed and age has worn the legend down.
“To put it in shorter words, this whole Jay-Z debacle between me and him is basically Michael Jordan stepping on the court today with Kobe. Don't get me wrong, Michael Jordan is the best basketball player ever. We watched him put the tongue out and smash on everybody and take six championships, but that was then. The he tries to come back and do it again for the Wizards, but he's old, he's got a couple of grey hairs, he ain't moving as fast as he used to and the points are down. He kind of tarnished his legacy and that's what Jay is doing right now and trying to play for the Wizards. He's trying to show people he can still go when he really needs to just sit his old ass somewhere and just let the new niggas make their money.”
Game proceeded to touch on Jay not having children and stated that he could end Jay-Z as he has in other lyrical beefs. To hear the complete interview on Buddha Brothers' Morning Show on 103Jamz. [CLICK HERE]
Jay-Z Addresses the Bullshit Over Breezy & Game
Sick of the bullshit bickers and dramas, blogsites and media alike are moulding for jay-Z and his suspected opponents? Jigga went on radio to address the bullshit and set it down straight on C. Breezy's incident and apology and The Game's European tour disses on Camel.
On whether he had Chris Brown shut out of the BET awards:
“First let me categorically…… deny that, that’s not even my style. If I have a problem with Chris Brown, I have a problem with Chris Brown. I haven’t said anything…live or behind the scenes. I don’t agree with what he did and that’s it…
But as far as not letting him perform on BET, that’s ridiculous, that’s stupid and that’s a sucker move. I wouldn’t do it. And people commenting on rumors, that’s a sucker move.”
On Chris Brown’s apology
“We are all flawed human beings. All a person can do is apologize. Everyone should be allowed to make mistakes. It happens.”
On The Game’s diss track:
“Tell me exactly what I said….(reporter: you mentioned his name, Jim Jones’ name, Dame Dash’s name…) I said I’m not talking about, this, this. I’m not…Is that a diss? ‘Oh, you hurt my feelings.’ Tell groupie to get over it…If that’s a diss, then wear that. Tell groupie to get over it.”
Video: Game Live in Apollo, London
"Fuck Jay-Z" chants live in London's Hammersmith Apollo. Peep The Game's show on play.
Interview: Game Apologises to 50 Cent
Game apologises to 50 Cent, Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre and the entire G Unit / Aftermath/Interscope-Geffen family for the whole bullshit drama and beef. he has only now just landed from that plane-wrecked beef he had with 50 and G Unit Records/Aftermath.