The last time AllHipHop.com caught up with The Game, "300 Bars" was just days away from dropping. Id say at least 200 of those bars gave the streets something to talk about, and a lot of follow-up questions. It turns out that our man Semtex over in London just caught Chuck Taylor swinging through, and had a banger of an interview. For those that dont know, Semtex is one of the premier party rockin hosts over there in the rainy city check him out at www.DJSemtex.com and on Friday nights on 1Xtra Radio. It is with his gracious donation, that you wont believe your eyes.
Game holds it down for his European fans, as well addresses the G-Unit opposition, his pokes at the boys of the Roc, a hypothetical answer from Jay-Z, and even his new Black Wall Street signees, one of which, you wont believe. We wont name any names, and neither does Game but if you don't get it, you need a dummy smack.
AllHipHop.com: How has it been over here, touring in Europe?
Game: Its been good, man. Europe is always a fun place for me to come. Im one of the biggest artists, or thee biggest as far as Hip-Hop is concerned. I just be havin a ball. The fans over here really appreciate me and my music. Its been a beautiful thing.
AllHipHop.com: Whats been the best show yet?
Game: Probably Ireland. They love me like Im straight outta Dublin. Irish cats is wild; Dublin is crazy.
AllHipHop.com: Certainly, we never thought the issues with 50 Cent wouldve gone down the way they day
Game: Nobody could have. 50 Cent is a very jealous, selfish individual. He only cares about himself. When my sales escalated, and I surpassed Young Buck and Lloyd Banks, everybody got a bit jealous. I think 50 thought he shouldve been my mentor. As I see it, youve got Dr. Dre on this level, 50 Cent on [a slightly lower] level, Eminem on [a slightly lower], and then Lloyd Banks and Stat Quo and Young Buck down there. He wanted to keep me down here with them. But Im definitely a superstar. None of those guys in G-Unit can lyrically f**k with me.
AllHipHop.com: The States might be one thing. But G-Units success in Europe has been in question. Tony Yayos recent show in London had a lot of empty seats
Game: [laughs] Its garbage, man. I think G-Unit, by this time next year 50 may still be lingering around. But there will be no Young Buck, no Lloyd Banks, and no Yayo. Im still a fan of Hip-Hop Im critical of the stuff I be doing, as Hip-Hoppers are. But I think that theyre slowly gravitating towards hell on earth.
AllHipHop.com: When the problem with 50 started, did it hurt your business?
Game: Yeah, I lost a lot of money. I lost the shoe deal with Reebok. 50 hated me out of that. He told them that Black Wall Street was a notorious street gang in California, and that we keep assault rifles in my house. They took my deal away. So, I got my own shoe deal The Hurricanes. I lost our tour insurance. 50 f**ked off a lot of things for me. Theres not nobody that can stop me though. Im Raps MVP, you cant change that. Im the peoples champ.
AllHipHop.com: On 300 Bars why did you come back and address Memphis Bleek after what seemed to be peace?
Game: Like I said, Im Raps MVP. So sometimes, I just like to f**k with people, man. You know how bullies walk by and slap people on the back of the head just cause they cant do nothing? I like to pick and poke at the artists I think are wack in Hip-Hop, like Memphis Bleek. I like to smack around these weak MCs. I think [The Young Gunz] are a joke. They sold even less than Memphis Bleek their first week. You cant take those guys seriously not when were talking Hip-Hop and the Nas, the Big Daddy Kanes, the Jay-Zs, the Pacs, the Bigs, N.W.A.s, and Run-DMCs and you got the f**kin Young Gunz dressin up like Jam Master Jay and Reverend Run on the album cover. Thats disrespectful. Then I listen to the music, and the s**t sounds like f**kin Sponge Bob [Squarepants] mixtape.
AllHipHop.com: Youre on Kanyes Late Registration on Crack Music, and of course Dreams. Has it been a conflict since youve attacked his brethren?
Game: No. If you think about it, Kanye West didnt grow up with the Young Gunz or Memphis Bleek. Kanye is from Chicago. Its not like they grew up and shared peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches together. Its not like theyre foster brothers. Were all grown men in the business. Thats the keyword: business. But anybody that feels that they wanna jump behind Bleek and help him out, I accept the challenge. I know that lyrically, I can entertain it and in the streets, I can entertain it.
AllHipHop.com: Lets be blunt: Would you go at Jay if he came at you?
Game: Uhhh. If anybody came at me, I would accept the challenge. Its Hip-Hop. Rap beefs go far back. It goes as far back as Busy Bee and KRS-One and guys like that. I got a lot of respect for Jay as an MC, and being a legend, and one of the greatest that ever did it. But its Hip-Hop; its a blood-sport. Whoever, whenever, whatever.
AllHipHop.com: To quote Rodney King, Cant we all just get along, though?
Game: Beef is Hip-Hop is healthy until it gets violent. Ive been involved in the violence at some of the early stages of my career, and I stray away from that. If it stays on wax, its healthy. Thats where most artists wanna keep it anyway.
AllHipHop.com: Whats going on with the Black Wall Street and the return of the West?
Game: The West Coast is back. I got a group, M.O.B. Money Over B*tches. Its a rapper from South Central, and a rapper from Long Beach. Techniec and Eastwood. I got an R&B singer, Dior. Shes from Los Angeles too. We been recording in London the last few days. Im most excited about her. Thats an R&B princess right there.
AllHipHop.com: Tell us about M.O.B
Game: People that have heard them they been thinkin of em as sorta a modern day Dogg Pound. They from the street. Techniec is a lil more lyrical, and Eastwood is of your old-school West Coast style, the Dr. Dres and the MC Rens and the Ice Cubes. Techneic is a more modern Nas/Jay-Z/Ice Cube. They on the mixtape [from DJ Skee] that featured 300 Bars, I got an artist from Philly, Rockstar. Hes just a phenomenal underground artist, and I scooped him up. In Philly on the How the West Was Won Tour, he snuck backstage and freestyled for like 15 minutes. Everybody in the building took off their Black Wall Street chains and put them around his next. I told him to take a walk and keep going and put $2,000 in his pocket and told him Id call him later. One more thing, theres an artist out there whos a free agent, I wont name him, Im about to sign him. Its gonna f**k the game up. Once I get him on my team, its over.
AllHipHop.com: Wheres he from?
Game: New York.
AllHipHop.com: Is he known?
Game: Hes real known. He aint signed. You can guess just think about it later.
AllHipHop.com: Give us a clue.
Game: A clue? [laughs] Okay he knows bars first-hand. Thats a good clue. Us two, its too gangsta. Its gonna be a big move. Im even tryin to sign Lil Kim when she get outta jail, f**k it. [laughs]
AllHipHop.com: Whats the biggest lesson 2005 taught you?
Game: Stay loyal, man. Stay loyal. All I need is Dr. Dre, and I dont need nobody.
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