Written By Cyrus Langhorne
Compton rapper The Game got emotional during a recent interview, explaining why he's a misfit in today's hip-hop climate and revealing his frustrations with other rappers who he says refused to jump on his Sean Bell tribute song, “Cop Killer.”
During the Music Choice interview, Game discussed the difficulty of trying to get artists to perform on his controversial Bell dedication - which he hoped would pay homage to the unarmed Queens resident shot over 50 times by police in 2006.
“I reached out to a lot of artists and I told ’em what I was gonna do for Sean Bell and a lot of them just…I got a gang of excuses,” he explained. “Nobody wanna stand up and be a man. We don’t have a problem putting out a mixtape dissing each other but the people that you say or claim to hate so much, which is, or the situation that render us helpless like police brutality, excessive force, people using the shield to really deal the wrong way with human beings, you know, like nobody wanna stand-up for that except me.”
Immediately following his statement, Game displayed emotion as he continued his argument in tears.
“Sh*t is f*cked up, man it’s just, people just don’t understand man,” he said. “And that’s why I don’t wanna be a part of hip-hop anymore. Every--, it just ain’t right, man. And hip-hop just didn’t used to be like this, you know. Like, it’s not why I do it. It’s not why I’m here.”
Relating hip-hop to it’s golden age throughout the 80’s, the former G-Unit member separated himself from this new generation.
“I don’t belong in this hip-hop,” he decalred. “I belong in like, the old hip-hop. People that really didn’t care about being vocal you know. N.W.A. [and] Public Enemy, people that really stood. Queen Latifah, MC Lyte."
Game concluded the interview saying he shouldn’t co-exist with the current rappers in hip-hop.
Game’s L.A.X. is scheduled to hit stores August 26th.