SOHH Whatcha Think: Can Game Really Spit A Whole Album Without Name Drops And Guest Features? [Click Here & Speak]
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 12:00AM
Rapper Game is known for hard-hitting music, his infamous fued with G-Unit, a love/hate relationship with Jay-Z and ... oh yeah, consistentaly name-dropping artists, actors and models in song.
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Game drops The R.E.D. Album today, and in a recent interview, producer Mars said Game's next project would be void of not only name drops, but of any guest features.
"Me and Game was in the studio yesterday," Mars revealed. "We did two songs. That's coming along crazy. We're going to have no features: It's just him rapping. No name dropping, no little things people say is clichÃ© about Game. It's just putting on the boxing gloves and going for what we know." (MTV)
Sounds good -- Mars' claim leads to our question of the day ... can Game successfully go an entire album without a name drop or guest feature?
Let's look at a few of his most popular singles and see if he can made it through an entire track without name dropping or ally-ooping a verse to another artist.
Song: How We Do
Features: 50 Cent
Total name drops: 3
One of Game's early hits. On this joint, the name drops are kept pretty light, as Game opts to trade bars with Fiddy over dwelling on other artists.
Song: Hate It or Love It
Features: 50 Cent
Total name drops: 5
One of Game's best tracks finds him, beefing over Barkley's, telling Lloyd Banks he's a "rider" and waiting on Sha Money to land. Game also mentions how important 50 was in his life before they became enemies.
Song:Wouldn't Get Far
Features: Kanye West
Total name drops: 20
Yeah, Game sorta went in on this one here. "Wouldn't Get Far" was like a lyrical tell-all, throwing dirt on video vixens, models and rappers alike. None were safe on this track.
Seems like the longer Game remains in the game, the bigger the name drops become. From looking at a few tracks, it's very unlikely that he'll go an entire disc without the slander.
But who knows, maybe the Game done changed.
SOHH Watcha Think -- Can Game go an entire album without a name drop or guest feauture?
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]