Game Vs. Rick Ross

The Game and Rick Ross have plenty of similarities. They both are heavily inked up with tats of famous dead people – Game has Michael Jackson, Ross has Richard Pryor – and they both survived well-documented beefs with 50 Cent. More than anything, though, they’re known for name-dropping. The Game has name-dropped everyone from Kurt Cobain to O.J. Simpson, Elvis Presley and Charles Bronson since entering the scene. He may have Ross beat, but Rozay is gunning for the name-dropping throne, having dropped names like 2pac, Malcolm X, Fran Tarkenton, MC Hammer, Big Meech and Bo Jackson. Here, XXL opens up each MC’s files and makes the comparison.

Name: Jayceon Taylor
Middle Name: Terrell
Nicknames: Chuck Taylor, Doctor’s Advocate, Hurricane Game
Age: 31
Hometown: Compton, CA.
Crew: Black Wall Street, Bloods.
Famous Dead People Tattoos: Tupac, Eazy-E, Jam Master Jay, Michael Jackson.
Face Tattoo: Interlocking LA.
Common Beef: 50 Cent.
Survived: Footage of being dumped on dating show Change of Heart, rumors that he used to be a stripper and Beef with 50 Cent.
Ideal Nation: Red Nation.
Collaborators: DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Raekwon.
Name-Drop Range: Everyone from Kurt Cobain to O.J. Simpson, Biggie Smalls, Beanie Sigel, Kanye West, Alpo, Dr. Dre, Meagan Good, Vida Guerra, Gloria Velez, Melyssa Ford, Pharrell Williams, Halle Berry, Lil’ Kim, Gabrielle Union, Nas, Big Pun, Eazy-E, Flavor Flav, Proof, 50 Cent, Michael Jackson, Spike Lee, John Madden, D-Bo, Master P, Eve, Busta Rhymes, Will Smith, Uncle Luke, Elvis, Charles Bronson, Dennis Rodman, Suge Knight, Jay-Z.
Most Controversial Name-Drop: Jay-Z, 50 Cent.
In his Pocket: The Documentary.
Shirt off: In videos for “Dope Boyz,” “One Blood,” “Game’s Pain.”
Next Album: The R.E.D. Album.

Name: William Roberts II
Middle Name: Leonard
Nicknames: Boss, Rozay, Teflon Don
Age: 35
Hometown: Carol City, Fla.
Crew: Carol City Cartel, Maybach Music Group.
Famous Dead People Tattoos: Biggie Smalls, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Richard Pryor, Benjamin Franklin.
Face Tattoo: Cazal in salute of his favorite eyewear manufacturer.
Common Beef: 50 Cent.
Survived: Past as corrections officer, naming himself after hardened gangster Freeway Ricky Ross and beef with 50 Cent.
Ideal Nation: One nation under God, real niggas getting money from the fucking start.
Collaborators: DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Raekwon.
Name-Drop Range: Everyone from 2pac, Malcolm X, John Lennon, JFK, Wayne Gretzky, Biggie Smalls, James Evans, Vacheron Constantine, Peter Piper, Afeni Shakur, Sade, Fran Tarkenton, MC Hammer, Larry Hoover, Jerry Jones, Herschel Walker, Bo Jackson, Ricky Waters, Harry Winston, Alex Rodriguez, 50 Cent, Big Meech, Puffy, Shakir Stewart, Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Most Controversial Name-Drop: Big Meech, 50 Cent.
In his pocket: 9 Piece.
Shirt Off: Everywhere.
Next Album: God Forgives, I Don’t.

  • realn

    Game best rapper alive. ross aint bad

    • Jay

      the game aint got shit on ross!! point blank period.

  • mm

    goss music all sound alike he about dead trash music

  • red

    game has sold 10 million records so obviously his better but ross is good as he is appearing in alot of videos

    • ggg

      true Game is lyrically insane and could copy any style he is the voice of west coast hip hop as his record sales prove it

  • F*ck Ross

    Ross is shit, cant rap at all, he is a pussy poser, the game is amazing but even calling Rick Ross a rapper is disrespectful to rap as a whole and makes me puke!

  • THA TRUTH

    game most underated rapper out their…he is top 5, on his way anyway

  • Tru Talk

    FUCKIN STOP SUPPORTING ROSS U FUCKING IDIOTS HES GOD DAMN FRAUD.. FUCK ALL FAKE MOTHER FUCKERS ON PLANET EARTH

  • jesterdxxl

    Game survived 5 shots & also got tear tatts an how the fuck you gonna firget his tattoo of Justo!

  • http://xxl.com biged

    game good as fuck, but the real king of the west is brotha lynch hung. listem to his last 2 albums then talk shit. his flow is retarded

  • hip hop head

    the most comparable thing about the two is they are both TERRIBLE lyricists.

  • pap-game

    Game Is Better !!!

  • Scott

    RICK ROSS WAS A COP! ‘Nuff said!

  • Dreadd

    Its ok to hate on Ross bc he was a C.O. for 18months. But to just say he has no skills and cant rap is just pure hate. I’ve heard Ross on songs with Jay-Z, Nas, Rae and Ghost and he held his own. I’ve seen him jump on remixes and make some unbearable songs listenable ex.(Waka Flaka remix) he wrote Puffs verse too. People just hate for all the wrong reasons…..an opinion is ok. But sorry he doent fall in the category of Garbage rapper(Waka, OJ da Juiceman, Gucci, and just about everything else coming out of ATL)

  • pimp c

    what GAME VS ROSS. Game is much more crazy than ross he spit fire all time. and i will say Game Eminem Lil wayne is the best rapper alive no jay z no 50 cent no Kayne west no rick ross.

  • Sean Izzle

    XXLMag seriously need to stop these fact/list articles. These facts are only necessary if u like the artists. I already checked both these cats Wikipedia pages. Im def not the only one. So this is just a fucking waste

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