News: The Game Re-Thinks Leaving G-Unit, "Me & 50's Chemistry Was How Method Man Was To Redman" [Video]
Thursday, Jul 2, 2009 9:45AM
The Game recently spoke on his departure from G-Unit and how, if he had stayed, they could have all remained successful and sold "millions" of albums together.
After selling the most albums of his career under 50 Cent's watch, Game explained the impact Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck and Dr. Dre could have all retained.
"Jimmy [Iovine] always says, 'Man, I told you guys not to break up the Beatles,'" Game said in an interview. "He says he told John Lennon the same thing a long time ago. But I was young, man. I was dumb. I did a lot of dumb things. I felt me and 50 clashed. I'm not gonna diss 50. I'm not gonna go back on the plane. He had his side, I had my side. I did what I felt was necessary for me and my career to have longevity and survive in hip-hop and music to be around when I'm Quincy Jones' age -- not just be Quincy Jones' age, but be a Quincy Jones. Now, four albums in, I can honestly say from Banks to Buck to Dre to Yayo to whoever, if it would have kept going, endless paper. Millions of albums sold --- because we were great together. Me and 50's chemistry was like how Method Man was to Redman when they get in. You know when Method Man gets with Redman, it's going down." (MTV)
Despite Game's reflections, Black Wall Street associate Nu Jerzey Devil said a rumored G-Unit reunion would never include the rapper.
"Never," Devil said in a phone interview. "Never. I mean, I don't know, I can't speak on them but I know Game won't be a part of it but if they want to do their little G-Unit [reunion] without Game maybe that's something possible. But as far as Game being in it? Never. You know what I mean?" (Champ Magazine)
Game's run with the Unit ended around February 2005.
A 24 year-old man who police have identified as Kevin Reed of Compton, California, was hospitalized after a shooting outside the offices of New York radio station Hot 97. Although police have not confirmed many details, a source close to the investigation said the incident occurred at around the time 50 Cent was making an appearance at the radio station to announce the Game had been booted from G-Unit. (SOHH)
Following his departure, Game launched the G-Unot campaign which aimed to end 50's career.
The Game had released images depicting the rap group in many parodies on some of his previous mixtapes, including Ghost Unit, which pictures them as parapsychologists, The Ghostbusters. The Game launched a boycott of G-Unit called "G-Unot". (All Hip Hop)
Check out The Game's interview below: