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You can’t have a conversation about west coast hip hop without talking about The Game! The rapper sat down for an interview with Nick Cannon to speak on the stories behind his latest album and about the respect that has grown out conflict with Suge Knight.
Nick Cannon, and Game fans alike, were dying to know the inspiration behind the pregnant women on his cover.
He says, “With the pregnant women on the cover, number one, it was ‘Born 2 Rap’. The ‘2’ in rap signifies the first number in my actual birthdate, the 9 women in there is the nine; so I was born on the 29th so that’s that. Nine plus 9 is obviously 18, that’s 9 women plus 9 babies, that’s the time when my best friend got murdered. So it’s just all just mathematically, artistically, put in there. A lot people seen it and they’re like, ‘Oh, you got women smokin’ and drinkin’ on the cover like, no stupid, no one on the cover is smokin’ and drinkin.’… ‘Well, it’s not okay for pregnant women to be holding beer and smokin’ weed.’ Is it okay for a non-pregnant woman to be… people goin’ to say what they goin’ to say man….It’s never been done and I like being the first person to do somethin’.”
Nick believes, in 100 years from now, The Game is likely to go down in history as a boss in west coast hip hop. From the amount of time he has put into the game, to the stories he shares, the rapper has definitely gone through QUITE A LOT.
The Game says, “Yeah, I’ve been face-to-face with Suge with guns drawn, on both sides. Suge rode up on me one time at the Vibe Awards after-party with like 60 gangsters and he wanted to press for somethin’ I said in a song about him, which I said it because I’m from Compton, I’m really from Compton, and I feel like Death Row and Suge and that whole era, took so many lives that didn’t get mentioned…and a couple of those was friends and homies. So I said a few things about Suge that he didn’t like and they rode up on me, but at that time I was 25, bald head, with like 7x khakis on and I wasn’t havin’ no type of back down… I drew my gun on all of ‘em…I held my own. From that day on it was nothing but respect with Suge.”
The Game is definitely spitting GAME! Catch more of him on Nick Cannon Mornings below!