The Game Criticizes the State of Hip-Hop, Compares Himself to Eminem in New Track
The Game put out a new track on Monday, “Bigger Than Me,” that goes after the current state of hip-hop.
For one, lyrics indicate that the rapper considers many newcomers – those he doesn’t name – as being weak, compared to those who came up around his time in the ‘90s and ‘00s, such as Jay-Z, Kanye West, and 50 Cent. Early on, he says: “N—as talkin’ that sh– ’bout a new generation/ Man, f–k these n—as, I’ll slash ya f–kin’ face in/ You n—as ain’t sold sh–, not an album or a rock.”
Perhaps the last line is more commentary on the state of the music industry these days – that, specifically, artists are more single driven and albums don’t sell as well.
Later, he compares himself to Eminem, saying: “I’m the black Marshall Mathers.”
Past the first minute and a half, he goes after new rappers for being too emotional: “I don’t wanna hear it/ Weak ass lyrics/ Cryin’ on the hook, thinkin’ we gon’ feel it.”
Hear the whole track on his Soundcloud page. Keep in mind that the track is NSFW.
“Bigger Than Me” is part of upcoming album Blood Money La Familia, a compilation scheduled for September 16.
Although a new solo album doesn’t appear in the works yet, The Game announced a collaborative release with Ed Sheeran earlier this year. This album is slated for sometime in 2015.
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