So Watcha Sayin’
Whether you like it or not he’s back—it’s The Game! Late last night, we finally got our first offering from one of hip-hop’s most anticipated albums of all-time. A record that still remains in a cloud of controversy: Has Dr. Dre or will he participate in the making of The Game’s Doctor’s Advocate? Are 50 Cent’s claims in the new XXL that Game has been moved to Geffen Records true? Will this record live up to hype with or without the good doctor and/or 50 Cent?
Time will tell. In the meantime we got “One Blood” to dissect and scrutinize. And that’s what your boy YN spent Tuesday afternoon doing. You rap nerds could never ever, never ever, get on my level. I was a rap geek when you fuckers where in kindergarden—I beg your pardon. Here’s all you need to know about Chuck Taylor’s newest from the rap journalism game’s truest. Follow me now.
Junior Reid “One Blood” (1990)
Last used on Wu-Tang Clan’s “One Blood Under The W,”
Masta Killa’s solo showcase from The W album.
Dr Dre (4)
50 Cent (2)
Snoop Dogg (1)
Young Jeezy (1)
Lil Jon (1)
Notorious B.I.G. (1)
Ice Cube (1)
[Game whispers] Dre, I see dead people
Yo Dre, thought I was dead
I’m the Doctor’s Advocate
Nigga Dre shot ya
Brought me back from the dead
That’s why they call him the doctor
The Math’s gonna drop him
And 50 ain’t rockin’ with him
No more, It’s Okay, I get it poppin’
Whole club rockin’ like a 6-4 Impala
Drink Cris throw it up call the shit Hydraulic
Then piss in the cup call the shit Hypnotic
I bleed Compton, stick crack and shit Chronic
And you new niggas ain’t shit but new niggas
Bathing Ape shoe niggas I’m talking to you nigga
Bouncin the 6-4 throwin up Westside, man
Sell another 5 million albums, yes I am
Fresh like damn this nigga did it again
A hundred thousand on his neck, LA above the brim
Inside the Lambo shotgun with Snoop
What would the muthafuckin’ West Coast be without
One Crip and…
One Blood (repeat 4x)
Blood (repeat 21x)
One Blood (repeat 5x)
I’m from the Westside of the 64 Impala
Where niggas say Where you From?
We don’t never say Holla
Bandana on the right side
Gun on the left side
Niggas in New York know how to throw up the Westside
Word to Eazy I’m so ill, believe me
I made room for Jeezy but the rest of you niggas better be
Glad you breathin’
All I need is one reason
I’m the King and Dre said it the West Coast need me
I don’t know why you niggas keep trying me
Everybody know that I’m the heir to the Aftermath dynasty
And I ain’t gotta make shit for the club
What DJ gonna turn down a .38 snub?
You 38 and you still rappin? Ugh
I’m 26 nigga so is the dubs
On the ’07 Hummer hop out
No bodyguards when the Chronic smokes clears
All you gonna see is
I ain’t got beef with 50
No beef with Jay
What’s beef? When you getting head in the six tre
And the double Game chains I keep ‘em on display
Black T shirt so all you see is the A
Turn on the TV and all you see is the A
You niggas better make up a dance to try to get radio play
Keep on snappin’ your fingers I ain’t goin’ away
I don’t regret what I spit ’cause I know what I say
And niggas talk about me they don’t know when to stop
I got the Louis Vuitton belt buckle holding the glock
No beam, no silencer, I know when to pop
Wait til Lil Jon come on and let off a shot
I had the #1 Billboard spot
Niggas stepped on my fingers and I climbed right back to the top
I’m Big, I’m Cube, I’m Nas, I’m Pac
This ain’t shit but a warning til my album drop
*“I see dead people”—Memorable quote from the movie The Sixth Sense
*Doctor’s Advocate—Apparently still the title of Game’s upcoming second album
*6-4 Impala—A lowrider automobile that can often be found in the West Coast
*Drink Cris—Cristal Champagne; Guess Game ain’t followin’ Jay’s boycott
*Hydraulics—A modification intended to raise and lower the body of a car using electric pumps.
*Hypnotiq—A blue-colored liquor that is a mix of cognac, vodka, and natural Tropical Fruit Juices.
*Compton—A city found in the southern Los Angeles County of California. Popularized by Dr Dre’s former group N.W.A
*Chronic—A formidable form of weed; Also the title of Dr. Dre’s classic 1992 album.
*Bathing Ape—Japanese cult clothing line led by a man named Niko. Satisfied clients include Pharrell, Clipse and Lil Wayne.
*“Throwin up Westside”—Seperating and twisting the fingers in one hand to form the letter W. Promotes West Coast solidarity.
*“LA above the brim”—Los Angeles Dodgers New Era baseball hat
*“Lambo shotgun”—Riding in passenger seat of a Lamborghini car
*“One Crip”—Snoop Dogg is a member of a notorious gang that is identified by the color blue.
*“One Blood”—The Game is a member of a notorious gang that is identified by the color red.
*Holla—East Coast-bred slang that was often used by New York rappers like Ja Rule and Jay-Z.
*Bandana—A kerchief; from the Hindi bandhana “meaning to tie”
*“Heir to the Aftermath Dynasty”—Guess Game is still disputing 50’s claim in the new XXL that he’s now a Geffen artist.
*.38 snub—A .38 special revolver gun
*“You 38 and you still rappin?”—Is this a diss to Jay-Z or Tony Yayo?
*“I’m 26 nigga so is the Dubs”—26-inch rims on a car
*’07 Hummer—A Sports Utility vehicle
*“I ain’t got beef with 50”—That DVD Stop Snitchin’, Stop Lyin’ would beg to differ, my nigga
*“No beef with Jay”—Of course, after possibly dissing Jay with the 38 line, Game makes nice
*“What’s beef?”—Notorious B.I.G. song found on Life After Death
*“Six Tre”—Game must also own a 1963 Chevy Impala
*“Turn on TV all you see is the A”—A here refers to Atlanta
*“You niggas better make up a dance to try to get radio play”—A jab at some of hip-hop’s biggest records this year: Yung Joc’s “It’s Goin’ Down”; D4L’s “Laffy Taffy” and Dem Franchize Boyz’ “Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It”
*“Keep on snappin’ your fingers I ain’t goin’ away”—A reference to another ATLien Lil Jon’s hit song “Snap Yo Fingers” or just a clever line?
*Louis Vuitton—Paris originated fashion brand with immense celebrity following
*“Wait til Lil Jon come on and let off a shot”—Is Game biggin’ up Jon here to make up for the previous possible diss, or is he referencing this incident?
*“I had the #1 Billboard spot”—The Game’s Documentary sold 586,935 copies the first week.