West Coast rapper Game has paid mentor Dr. Dre the ultimate compliment by tattooing his body with the Doc’s first solo album, The Chronic.
The former Aftermath Records rapper publicly displayed his latest torso ink this week.
Let’s clarify that Game got the cover of the landmark album “The Chronic” inked on his torso. However, that’s still a photo of Dr. Dre. Game went to reality star/tattoo artist Kat Von D for the homage to his mentor. While he was there, Game also got a tattoo on his back. The final product known as the back tatt wasn’t shown, but it does look like it hurt. Besides allowing Kat Von d to tattoo him on the same day, Game went and saw his other favorite tattoo specialist Peter Koskela for a portrait of his debut “The Documentary” album cover. “3rd tattoo of the day….. This one by the homie @petertattooist might be my favorite thus far….. #TheDocumentary album with my oldest son @harlemcarontaylor on the cover… #CLASSIC !!!!!!!” Game posted on Twitter. (The Urban Daily)
The ink comes just weeks after he paid homage to late TLC member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.
Rapper The Game is showing his respects to a fallen R&B icon with some permanent ink. No, it’s not Aaliyah this time–well, not yet. Check out his new Dia’ De Los Muertos-inspired tattoo of the departed Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, which pays tribute to both the fallen TLC member & the mexican holiday in a pretty dope way. “Got a Dia’ De Los Muertos version of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes tatted on the left side of my ribs by @petertattooist … Gettin a Dia’ De Los Muertos version of Aaliyah on the right side of my ribs next…… 2 rib tats in one day…. #BitchImThuggin Pain…. Aint nobody got time for that ha ha ha……” (VIBE)
In December, Game credited his time on Aftermath Records for providing a blueprint for success.
“We compiled a bunch of things that was taught to both of us individually by Dr. Dre and our own separate experiences on Aftermath and we created Rolex Records. It’s a no tolerance, only dope music. We’re not putting out anything subpar and if we don’t get the greatest new artists or the best new artist that we feel can sell millions of records, then we’re not even going to do it, man. We got a few people that are in demo mode and hopefully somebody jumps out. It’s kind of like a hood ‘American Idol’ internally. Wait and hopefully somebody jumps out, we’ll have somebody soon.” (BET)
Despite departing Aftermath in the mid-2000’s, the West Coast rapper previously said they never knocked heads.
“Me and Dre never had a problem and our relationship has never changed,” Game said in an interview. “He just stepped when we were doing the whole beef thing, as he should have. I didn’t understand it at the time, because I was little bit younger, but in retrospect as I grew wiser in the game, I began to understand his position. He had already had a lot of beef in his career and he didn’t want to have any part of our melee, so he stepped to the side. When it was time to have a conversation about it, we did. When it was time to get back in the studio, we did as well.” (Baller Status)
Check out a recent Game interview: