West Coast rapper Game recently discussed his relationship with New York rap veteran Nas and the status of a rumored upcoming collaboration project.
Game said scheduling conflicts and Nas’ availability has offset plans to link up more frequently.
“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)
Despite the scheduling conflicts, Game said there are still plans to lock in studio time together.
“But I love him for sh*t like that man,” Game added. “Then he hit me back the next day, and said he was getting on a plane that’s why he ain’t respond. Then he hit me back the next day and said he’d be in LA in a week. He said he was going to come and listen to all my songs, give me his whole input on the album, then find a song right for us, and he’s going to do it. Hopefully that sees the light of day, because n**** this f***ing album [R.E.D. Album] is nothing short of a miracle man.” (Baller Status)
Last May, Game 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 said Nas 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 past Game footage down below: