Former G-Unit member Game recently discussed 50 Cent‘s current position in the industry.
Speaking with radio host Jenny Boom Boom, Game said each G-Unit member’s rap career began to suffer following his departure five years ago.
“I think in that situation, everybody lost,” Game said about his 2005 break-up with G-Unit. “I think when we were the mighty mighty G-Unit, we were strong and like the modern day N.W.A. and I think everybody suffered from the break. First and foremost, Yayo and Banks, and then Buck and then myself and 50. He’s not comfortable in hip-hop right now, I’m still here but it’s not what it was at its peak. Everybody is just maintaining what they have and even Dre and Em, the whole outfit. I think we would have been hundreds and millions of albums sold right now had we [stayed together.] But we didn’t and I don’t like to look back and regret, I just like to look and reflect, analyze the situation — and now it’s time to move on.” (“Jenny Boom Boom”)
G-Unit producer Sha Money XL recently spoke with SOHH about Game and Young Buck’s exits from 50’s camp.
“I tip my hat off to 50 because he helped a lot of real n*ggas get money and a lot of artists that came up, Banks is chilling, Yayo is chilling, Buck was chilling, I don’t know where he at right now but he was good. Even Game, that’s why he was called ‘Hurricane,’ because he was riding that G-Unit wave, where’s that sh*t at now? Those guys still make those records and obviously it’s not the same quality of music so had he still been on G-Unit, I think he would be on fire right now. That sound, ‘Hate It Or Love It,’ you can never make that record again. I just don’t do the turn love and then turn cold a n*gga and get crazy with him in public type of thing. That sh*t is for cowards and n*ggas that just want attention, I don’t do that.” (SOHH)
Last March, Lloyd Banks reflected on Young Buck and Game’s Unit exits.
“I don’t know what people don’t understand,” he said in an interview. “If this was all over today and we had to go back to the hood, we would be together. You feel me? We family. You stick with family through thick and thin. Its easier to jump ship when you ain’t part of the crew. These guys complain when ‘they’ f*ck up. But, when they were over here, they were driving $200,000 cars, [had] million dollar cribs and G-Unit pom-poms up. Once the parade go by, they want to complain.” (All Hip Hop)
In 2009, Game apologized for beefing with G-Unit after his departure.
“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 [Dr.] 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)
Check out Game’s interview with Jenny Boom Boom below: