Game Talks About Pharrell, Meeting Eazy-E
Hard Knock TV recently caught up with Comptaon rapper Game to discuss his recent smash LP The R.E.D. Album.
During the interview, Game responded to R.E.D.'s executive producer Pharrell's comment in a prior interview that he was the most underrated rapper. While he said that he appreciates the support, he feels he can only be considered underrated by the fact that he abstains from many of the typical rapper traits, such as wearing chains or attending award shows.
"Most underrated rapper? I'll take it if it came from Pharrell," he said. "The reason he probably said that is because he knows what I'm capable of. I don't think I'm 'underrated,' because you can't sell as many records as I've sold being underrated. I just I don't think I get as much notoriety because I don't do the things that other rappers do: I quit wearing chains and jewlery and shit. I don't go to award [shows], you don't see me on the red carpet. I'm not off in the clubs, I don't go to...Miami for Memorial Day and hang out with the sluts. I don't do that. I've got kids and people to take care of. I've got things that occupy my time other than the facets of the everyday 'rapper life'. That's just not me."
Game also spoke on meeting founding member of N.W.A. Eazy-E on the set of the video for "Compton City G's" in 1989. He said he'll always be grateful for not only what Eazy said to him as a child, but the kind of love he showed to the CPT up until his passing in 1995.
"Compton is real tight knit, so [Eazy] was shooting a video for...['Compton City G's']," he explained. "It's funny how that was a diss to [Dr.] Dre and grow up to be Game and signed to Aftermath. But I was there...and I said the line that every kid said when he meets one of his idols: 'Yo Eazy, I wanna grow up to be just like you!' And he was like, 'Nah, little man, you don't wanna be like me; you wanna be like President Regan. You wanna be President'...But after that, I would always see Eazy in the hood, giving out toys and on Thanksgiving, he would always have the truck giving out turkeys. Kinda like Nino and them did in New Jack City. Eazy was always the guy to do that...he did a lot for my city, and he definitely did a lot for Hip Hop."
Watch the full interview to see Game talk about getting shot five times and his latest album The R.E.D. Album.