News: "I'm Not At All Impressed By The Music I've Been Hearing Lately"
Friday, Feb 18, 2011 5:55PM
Disturbed by the current state of the rap game, West Coast rapper Game has publicly expressed his frustrations on Twitter Friday (February 18) evening.
Although disturbed with the majority of today's hip-hop artists, Game did co-sign Roc Nation newcomer J. Cole.
"I feel like.......," Game tweeted. "I think..... The n*gga J. Cole is nice.#justmythoughts."
"& if I can speak freely..... I'm not at all impressed by the music I've been hearing lately!"
"I promise Quality soon. #thinkRED." (Game's Twitter)
This week, Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man shared his issues with today's hip-hop.
"There are genuine artists out there who love what they do and do it with a purpose, but then you have those dudes who are a bunch of fashonistas," Meth explained in an interview. "These kids are more concerned with the way they look than what's coming out of their mouths...Back when I first came out if you told a kid 'I'm an MC,' the first thing the kid would say to you is, 'Oh yeah, well say a rhyme for me.' ...Nowadays, you tell the kid you're an MC and he's like 'Oh yeah, where's your big chain at? Where's your watch? Where's your car? That's what it is now.' ...The majority of the people who listen to the music can't afford half that sh*t." (Wall Street Journal)
Last March, Game said handfuls of artists aspire to the image of real-life gangsters.
"All these people thinking they're gangsta. And after the Rick Ross song ["B.M.F."] everybody thinking they're Big Meech again, Larry Hoover," Game explained in an interview. Nobody really should wanna be that or aspire to be that 'cause you're gonna end up in a coffin. And trust me, man, most of these rappers, outside of me, 50 [Cent], and maybe Waka Flocka and some other muthaf*ckas, ain't never felt bullets man, ain't never had a brush with really actually having your life erased. So a lot of these rappers out here playing, man; that's just not the message I'm trying to send across no more." (Complex)
Game is currently working on a forthcoming fourth solo album.
"The R.E.D. Album is pretty much 95 percent done," Game explained in an interview. "Until I find a record that is just so amazing to me, and it's next level and doesn't sound like anything that's out, makes me feel comfortable with it being played on the radio... I won't give R.E.D. Album a date. At this point, it's pretty much in my hands. I had a meeting with [Interscope Records CEO] Jimmy Iovine and the label heads about a week ago, and they gave me the green light to pick a date when I want. The album is so classy, that I can't sell it short with any single man. I wanna come with the right song, and make sure it's a song that's classic and iconic, and then we'll know." (Complex)
Check out some recent Game footage down below: