The O.D.: A Mixtape Daily Exclusive
For the most part, you will never get an MC to admit that he did a song with another spitter, and that spitter's rhymes were so ferocious he had to go back to the drawing board to pen another verse. But Game doesn't care. His pedigree as a lyricist is well-documented, so when he spoke to
"Me, Rick Ross and Beanie Sigel on a track called 'Heavy Artillery,' " Compton's lyrical barbarian revealed. "I'm definitely a fan of Beans. I did my verse first, sent it to them. Ross came back, and I was still comfortable with my verse. Beans came back — rewrite! [I had to] rewrite [my verse]. Sent [the track] back to Ross. Ross heard Beans: rewrite. Now we got what we need. Now everybody is on the same playing field. Beans, he sounds like he's hungry, like he ain't have his hair braided in six years and he ain't ate in 10."
Last week, Game invited another of his peers — another MC known to be formidable in the booth — to appear on his LP. None other than Drake turns up on a Cool & Dre-produced record called "Good Girl, Bad Girl." Queen Latifah also dropped by the lab to show love. Game also gives the 23-year-old Canadian an abstract elsewhere on the album.
"'While you mutha----as waiting on Toronto/ I'm in the hood with Poncho/ Stackin' Rajon Rondo," Game said, reciting a line from a yet-untitled song off R.E.D.
Game insisted it wasn't a jab at Drake ("Ain't no disses on the album"), but also said it's not his fault if people take it as one.
"You could [interpret any way]. But it's your music. You buy it," he rationalized. "You take what you want from it. I can't be there to sanction and tell everybody, 'You shouldn't take it that way.' You take it how you want to."