News: Game Still Hearts Nas, "Now He's Like My Brother In This Sh*t"
Thursday, Mar 8, 2012 9:29AM
West Coast rapper Game recently spoke about his love for Queens, New York rap veteran Nas and just how close of a bond they hold in the ever-changing rap game.
During a recent interview discussing his upcoming F.I.V.E. (Fear Is Victory's Evolution) album, Game gives props to rapper Nas for inspiring him to add concepts to his projects.
"I'm gonna always come with a dope concept," Game said in an interview. "That's word to my n*gga Nas. I'm a huge fan of Nas, now he's like my brother in this sh*t. I'ma always try to keep my albums consistently tied into some kind of concept." (XXL Mag)
Last year, Game said scheduling conflicts and Nas' limited availability kept them from collaborating on a regular basis.
"You know Nas went through the whole Kelis thing, and he been going through some sh*t," Game explained in an interview. "He was staying low. Then he put the album out that he had with Damian Marley. He had to tour that. But, when I dropped the [Purp & Patron] tape, I got a f*cking text from a 917 number. I was like, 'Who the f*ck is this?' I open the text up, and all it says is 'N*gga. It's Esco. The tape is crazy son. 'The Kill' -- crazy son.' Then I replied to the n*gga like 'Yo yo yo yo.' Then the n*gga disappeared on me (laughs). He's like phantom my n*gga (laughs). He just came in to say that 'The Kill' and the tape was crazy, then that n*gga went on and away." (Baller Status)
In May 2010, the rapper said he wanted to do a collaboration album with Nas.
"N*gga, I'm ready. Like Nas is my n*gga," Game said in an interview. "If he's ready, then I'm ready. If we stayed in the studios for 7 days, didn't go home, and it had like a shower, and a kitchen in that motherf*cker, seven days we would have an album. And that might see the light of day, because I talked to Nas about it before. I mean maybe. Maybe that will happen." (Hip Hop Game)
Outside of joint records, the Black Wall Street leader previously expressed God's Son was the most well-known political emcee.
"I think Nas just took a break and it sort of disappears for a minute," Game said in an interview. "Nas is the most political A-List artist and I think that whenever he takes breaks we're gonna lose that aspect for a little while...[Politics on my new album?] I'm pretty sure there's always something. A line or two. Or half a song or a verse that you can describe or say it's political. But I don't get too much into politics. I just like making my music." (All Hip Hop)
Check out some recent Game footage below: