Coming off his song “Game’s Pain,” it’s clear the Game’s mood isn’t getting any brighter. “My Life,” another track from his L.A.X. LP was leaked Wednesday night. It features Lil Wayne and showcases more of Game’s wordplay and his very vocal torment.
“All the pictures of me and Em, I burned them,” he raps, referencing Slim Shady. “So there ain’t no proof I walked through 8 Mile/ And so since it ain’t no Proof , I’ll never walk through 8 Mile/ Sometimes I think about my life with my face down/ Then I see my sons and put on my Kanye smile.”
Later, he references Notorious B.I.G. “Biggie, Brooklyn’s Jesus, shot for no f—in’ reason/ And you wonder why Kanye West wears his Jesus pieces.”
Game also talks about his own troubles, rhyming over the slow, melancholy track. “Hated on so much, ‘Passion of the Christ’ needs a sequel/ Yeah, like Roc-A-Fella needs a [Beanie] Sigel.”
“You ain’t grindin’ till you die,” Wayne sings on the hook, with some help from the Auto-Tune. “So I’m grindin’ with my eyes wide looking to find a way through the day/ … Dear Lord, you have taken so many of my people/ I’m just wondering why you haven’t taken my life.”
Game’s next video, however, is more upbeat. It’s called “Dope Boys” and features Travis Barker. The two recently shot the clip in California. You’ll see heavy performances as well as some explicit images of hustling. Game’s L.A.X. is slated for release later this summer.
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