The Game - "Born 2 Rap"
With Features From Ed Sheeran, Miguel, Travis Barker, Dom Kennedy, Nipsey Hussle, 21 Savage, Bryson Tiller, Anderson .Paak, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Masego, D Smoke!!!
Count the times that Game has gone RIAA Platinum and Gold and you’ll need two hands. Now the OG, Triple OG West Coast legend drops another dope album, dubbed Born 2 Rap. Whats in store for this project? Well some people were saying that this was going to be Mr. Jayceon Taylor’s last studio album, but this is a strong project that leaves those rumors to be questioned. With high quality production with an all-star roster, one has to wonder similar to how Nipsey says on the album... Is this really it for the Game?
Released just a few days ago on The Game’s 40th birthday, this album caps off 15 years since The Game’s classic debut album, The Documentary, that went 2X RIAA Platinum. Was this his plan to finish when he turned 40?
Available via Entertainment One/5th Amendment/Prolific Records, the 24-track project features an All-Star line-up including Ed Sheeran, Miguel, Travis Barker, Dom Kennedy, Nipsey Hussle, 21 Savage, Bryson Tiller, Anderson .Paak, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Masego, D Smoke and more so sit back and prepare for West-Coast ride.
In a statement to the press, Game said this project was a “CLASSIC” and that he made the project 24 tracks because Kobe is his “all-time favorite player and has been a friend and inspiration” to his career.
“I promised another classic and my day 1 fans know what it is. I will not disappoint!!!! I’ve had a great run and surpassed my rap goals a long time ago. It’s by God’s grace that I’m able to still be here to deliver full projects at this caliber in an industry where I’ve seen artists come and go. It will always be “QUALITY” over “QUANTITY” from where I stand. The REAL music will always prevail and this album will cap off an amazing run. 24 tracks because @kobebryant is my all-time favorite player and has been a friend and inspiration to my career, so I saw it just to pay homage to the GOAT. I’m grateful for all the producers and artists who’ve helped this album become what it is and I am more excited for my fans than I am for myself. This album will go #1….because it’s CLASSIC!!!”
The Game’s current single “Stainless” featuring Anderson .Paak became the #1 Most Added song on Rhythmic Radio debut week and the music video was a Top 20 Trending video in the U.S. on YouTube reaching 1 Million plays within 24 hours.
Born 2 Rap follows The Game’s 1992 album (2016) that debuted #1 on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, making it his 8th consecutive release to debut #1 on both charts.