The Game: Huge in Japan

Is the Game one of these artists who are really big in foreign countries, like Michael Jackson, or Night Ranger, the group who did “Sister Christian,” which is huge in Japan (just like my cock)? I keep seeing these videos of him leading a crowd in a spirited chant of “Fuck Jay-Z!” and I notice he’s some of everywhere other than the US.

The Game being huge in Japan would help explain how he’s managed to remain on the Forbes list despite the fact that his career has gone downhill ever since he got kicked out of G-Unit. (Though, for what it’s worth, Fiddy’s own career has gone downhill since about the same time.) The Documentary supposedly sold 4 million, but its superior followup, Doctor’s Advocate, didn’t sell nearly as well, and L.A.X didn’t sell nearly as well as that. His career has followed more or less the same trajectory as Tony Yayo, and yet, you don’t see Tony Yayo on the Forbes list, despite all of the important work he does for Fiddy.

It could be that the Game is purposely trying out his Fuck Jay-Z movement overseas, because he’s not sure how well it’s gonna go over here in the States. Crowds over in foreign countries aren’t gonna understand what the fuck you’re saying anyway. They’ll chant “Fuck Jay-Z!” at a Game concert, then turn right around and attend a Jay-Z concert. They’re just fascinated with huge black guys. I’ve heard chicks in Japan will fuck any ol’ black guy, if you tell them you’re a rapper. I might have to go over there and tell them I’m Biggie Smalls. And you guys know I don’t even dine on Chinese.

But I digress.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens when he brings his movement back stateside. I consulted the world’s most accurate encyclopedia, to make sure his album sales have been in decline (I see he does indeed have a lot of plaques from foreign countries, but I’m not sure if it’s an inordinate amount), and I see he’s planning on releasing an album called the Red Album later this year, even though he said he was retiring after L.A.X. (Shocker!) I’m assuming the title is meant to bait Jay-Z. And who knows, the entire album might be full of songs speculating on which ball players Beyonce has been with and what have you. You know the Game tends to be heavy on the name dropping anyway.

He might want to see about pushing his release date up to compete with Jay-Z’s. I saw where Fiddy Cent, for a minute there, was gonna drop Before I Self Destruct on 9/11, the same day as the Blueprint 3. Then he decided to push it back, for whatever reason. Is it because he already got humiliated once in a sales battle? He must not have read my post(s) about how Curtis probably sold more copies than it would have, from being released the same day as the Kanye album. The huge drop-off from the sales of the Massacre was because people had a couple of years interim to realize they don’t really like 50 Cent’s music.

Even if he can’t make it back to the US in time to spoil Jay-Z’s release date, the Game could have more of a movement on his hands than you’d think. It would probably take having spent the past few years covering these issues (i.e. throwing salt) to sense it, but there’s been a sea change in terms of Jay-Z stannery on the Internets. It used to be I couldn’t do a post critical of Jay-Z without a swarm of butthurt Jay stans taking to the comments section. These days, there’s only like one guy left. Maybe they’ve all just moved over to Nah Right (their ancestral home), but still. Then there was Jay’s ill-advised crusade against autotune, as if he’s been some great defender of real hip-hop. That doesn’t seem to have gone over very well, now has it?

If the Game can seize on this momentum, he could be as big again in the US as he is elsewhere. Yeah, there’s always the rest of the world, to keep him on the Forbes list, but there’s nothing like a blowski in your own backyard.

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    • Curtis75Black

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    • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

      What up y’all…Yeah Game is way more popular overseas than in the U.S. My guess is that they love him because they see him as a link to the NWA days and since they were late on that, they’re trying to make up for lost time…

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        • Worley

          Nobody asked you.

          Game is wack. This n*gga on TV crying talking about he don’t want to be a part of hip-hop “no more,” he got a butterfly on his face and covered it with an LA, tattooed Eazy-E and NWA on his body, has everybody’s cock in his mouth everytime he records. His own brother called him out as a fraud. He’s retired then unretired. Man just go away.

          Jay ain’t no better. He went from button ups to suits to sandals and cargo pants. Now he’s wearing clothes and a hat too small for him. Whatever my dude. 40 year old n*ggas looking 12 = FAIL.

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  • NAWLEDGE

    Bol you are an idiot. Jay Z is G.O.A.T. and there is nobody that can question that unless you are some kind of inbred southern rap lovin fag

    • DetroitDraper

      Jay-Z is far from G.O.A.T…not lyrical or true to his music enough. Jay just makes whatever he think is hot at the time. Nas is timeless. True or No.

    • AVENGER XL

      Is there a punch line to that joke?

    • X

      Rakim is the greatest of all time.

  • Curtis75Black

    Alot of our emcee’s are more popular overseas because it’s all about the music !! All that BS we talk about over here it’s whatever- the way it should be. If he’s more popular over in Japan, more power to him. Fed and Pierzy, what’s up with this fraud on this site ? XXL isn’t handling this fool?

    • Curtis75Black

      Thats probably what happens when you use XXL.COM’s name to plug shit you don’t have permission to.

      Commission=FAIL

    • $ykotic

      “Alot of our emcee’s are more popular overseas because it’s all about the music !!”

      That’s the moral of this story.

      LOL @ The Commission hatred lately. Must have been a good idea.

      • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

        Seriously…they only hate if they care

  • Phillmatic

    Yep, Game’s just one of those rappers who’s successful overseas. In the same way way that no one outside the US knows who the fuck Young Jeezy is. I only know because of his fake beef shit with Nas before HHID was released.

  • General

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Holy internet fuckery Batman!!!!!

    These comment sections are like walking through a psych ward.

    Its not a suprise that the Game is big overseas, because as Curtis pointed out, all they care about is the music and getting to see their favorite artists…

    Thats why so many rappers want to get to the point in their career of a Wu, 50, Jay, or Game where they can tour all over the world and sell out shows, because thats where all the money is…

    As far as Game’s campaign against Jay. I have no doubt he will bring it back to the US, but something tells me he will try it out on the West first, LOL…

  • DopeMan

    maybe niggas have gotten accustomed to ur nonsensical rants esp regarding Jayz, same as with Game he made a diss song and you were the only nigga that actually gave shit.

  • Bobo D

    If your big outside the US you can probably retire from the money you make on tours. The fans barely get to see hip-hop shows come through there country, so hell yeah the gonna go nuts when one their favourite rappers come through.

    Oh yeah, anyone from the US can go platinum in some foreign countries, because the soundscan system differs in units. i.e Jim Jones can go platinum in these countries:
    Argetina: 40 000 units.
    Belgium: 30 000 units.
    Japan: 250 000 units.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_music_recording_sales_certifications

  • Bobo D

    If your big outside the US you can probably retire from the money you make on tours. The fans barely get to see hip-hop shows come through there country, so hell yeah the gonna go nuts when one their favourite rappers come through.

    Oh yeah, anyone from the US can go platinum in some foreign countries, because the soundscan system differs in units. i.e Jim Jones can go platinum in these countries:
    Argetina: 40 000 units.
    Belgium: 30 000 units.
    Japan: 250 000 units.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_music_recording_sales_certifications

  • p

    Bol you dont know what you talking about man. Do your research prior to making such ludicrous statements. Game big oversees? While im not sure of the capacity of the venue he played or is to play in Japan, I do know Europe and the especially UK. The Hammersmith in London that he performed was not even full. Hammersmith capacity does not even represent 1/5 of the capacity of the venues that you will see Jay. Hell 50 and kanye have done the O2. Lets not even go to what Jay has done. The only people that are gonna say fuck Game in a Jay concert are the same people that were in Hammersmith and they would represent only 10-15% of the people at the venue. THe reason: they would be the only ones who know Games name!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Paris2010

    Bol you dont know what you talking about man. Do your research prior to making such ludicrous statements. Game big oversees? While im not sure of the capacity of the venue he played or is to play in Japan, I do know Europe and the especially UK. The Hammersmith in London that he performed was not even full. Hammersmith capacity does not even represent 1/5 of the capacity of the venues that you will see Jay. Hell 50 and kanye have done the O2. Lets not even go to what Jay has done. The only people that are gonna say f-ck Game in a Jay concert are the same people that were in Hammersmith and they would represent only 10-15% of the people at the venue. THe reason: they would be the only ones who know Games name!

  • OG Matt Herbz

    My thoughts on the overseas market:

    “Ay, you! Dirty Muthafucka! Yeah, you…quit standing around listening to Game and keep the oil flowing cheap and quick. Bitch ass…”

    –OG Matt Herbz–

    • Grimey g

      That wasn’t funny, kill yourself

      • orange jews

        finally sum 1 calls this herbivore out, corny ass

  • vhingrhamesonyo’momma

    #4. Pete Rock Is Not A Snitch (Prior, #5)

    Back around 1993, Pete Rock was a producer God in the greater New York City area. Shit, dude was God worldwide! He also happened to be in one of the hottest rap groups (Pete Rock & CL Smooth (although I never understood what the eff CL was saying). His remixes for legends like RUN-DMC and Public Enemy further cemented his status as a legend in this Hip Hop game.

    Around that time, a lot of of music industry players hailed from the Northern town of Mount Vernon (Puffy, Heavy D and the Boyz, Pete and CL). Anyways, Pete, being the good hardworking and industrious dude that he is, was trying to put a local rap group called the the YG’z (short for “Young Gunz”) on. He provided these dudes with a lil’ cash, supplied them with ample beats and even got them a record deal with I think either Uptown or MCA. Problem was these cats were really turrible. Kinda like Big Shug and Group Home status when they got hooked up by the homie Premier. In addition, word on the street was that these cats were all like ex-cons, stick-up men or professional crooks or some other shit like that and everyone who knew them knew damn well that they had no effin business being in the music industry other than the fact that they knew Pete. They even had a single or something called that come out and it stank like cabbage and chitlins stew. Cutting losses, the label dropped them. Back on the street, slanging, purse snatching and what not, they started leaning on Pete. Hard too. I guess they figured Pete was gonna continue funding them, “riding” with them or whatever the fuck real thugs think they man’s an ‘em is supposed to do. Pete, however, realized that these cats were a bad investment of time and energy and tried his damned best to cut these bad news bears off.

    That summer, I attended a Mt. Vernon “family day” kinda picnic. It was one of those picturesque days, like in a Dr. Dre or Fresh Prince music video, and everyone was there enjoying Heavy D’s special barbeque chicken and ribs. Pete, with chicken in hand, was posted up in the piece, rapping to some dime pieces on a huge ass picnic blanket when the YG’z show up. Once dudes got there, shit kinda got tense, music turned down low, you know how dramatic thug life be. So one of the YG fellows request Pete’s attention. As Pete promptly got up to talk, the YG sneak swings and knocks Pete Rock in the jaw with an uppercut, catapult launching dude clean over the huge ass picnic blanket spread. The chicks is screaming, cats are scrambling to get out of there, kids is crying, Pete is convulsing on the ground with barbeque sauce all over his bright yellow Cross Colours jersey on account of how his brain got shut down cause he was knocked the fuck out and the YG’z are steady and dilligently rifling through his pockets Debo style. Heav and the rest of the “Mt. Vernon” crew don’t really say shit, looking in each and every direction except Pete’s (I guesss because the YG’z were really that gully). Eventually, Pete gets up, makes it to his feet, dusts hisself off, recovers, immediately realizes what just took place and automatically jumps into a sprint OJ-style Hertz car rental commercial style, across the picnic grounds with the YG’z hot on his tail. [||].

    From what I understand, this extortion shit went on for quite some time. A few months later, like around winter time, I was on my way to attend some music industry black tie event in Manhattan. When I get to the venue, I see Pete running the fuck my way in a tuxedo, knees to chest. Doing my best not to get bowled over, I move out of his way. A few seconds later, I see the YG’z (not in tuxedo) running after him, also kness to chest style. Where I’m going with this is that during the entire time that dudes are hazing Pete (let’s say a period of like 9 months), Pete never ever contacted the authorities. He took his multiple beatdowns and terrorizings like a man. Pete might even be on some additional legendary shit as he might have actually been the pioneer of this whole current “stop snitching” movement that’s become the ghetto code from hood to hood. I really respect that. He may be a lot of things, but one thing no one can ever say about the man is that the Soul Brother #1 ain’t nevah
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    • valdez

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    • valdez

      *DIES*

      • Big Gools

        “Knees to Chest” had me roooollinng!!!

  • Gloveson

    I’m a fan of both Jay and Game so only good can come of this ‘beef’, i think rappers are better when they diss the fuck ouuta each other!!!

    sayin that………..Game cancelled in Ireland without an excuse, jus plain didn’t show up, luckily it was at the Oxegen festival so people jus went to see someone else, but that shit pissed me off……..think he did the same in England too

  • Knowledgeable

    Bol is an idiot. Jay-Z is way more popular in the United States AND overseas. Jay-Z can still go platinum with his sells in the U.S. alone and is the one performing in major international events like Glastonbury.

    Bol is an overweight nerd creating conspiracy theories and has a career-long closet cruch on Jay-Z. He’ll ride anyone’s dick who’s against Jay-Z because he can’t stand that he’ll never be with the GOAT.

  • Avenger XL

    Bol got one thing right after L.A.X. the game is in young buck land. So now he is dissing Jay-Z because if he can been seen as holding his own against a real icon and not just being one of 50 many beef partners(Yeah it probably is just how it sounds MAD HOMO!). This might give him the credibility to hold on to a career. Fools wanting to retire often do so because they are not true artists anyway they are solely entertainers and if dumbass didn’t tat his face up he would probably make a good actor since he is playing blood, knowing he is a celebrity gangsta at most.

    Jay-Z is out of step bet still has more weight than game so he could really heart him on some end chris brown career shit. I mean 50 is close to the TI’s but Jigga is an honorary TI mascot for Lyor Cohen.

  • I RUN THIS..

    Game is huge overseas..Last i went on an African tour with him through MTV, sold out in 4 countries…and at the same he stil busy on his European tour…..rite now as we speak, in the past 2 weeks, dude was busy with his the second leg of his African tour..3 countries sold out aswel…and Bol just told us he saw him in Japan..so what does that tell you?

    For some1 like myself who’s worked at different countries for MTV, people dont know and care about people like, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy…Luda is slowly gettin there, TI & Lil Wayne just cracked the overseas markets with their recent albums. To tell you the truth, a DMX, Toni Braxton and Boyz to Men concert can pack up more than Jeezy, Rick Ross, Clipse, Keri Hilson and Souljah Boy concert in many countries.

    However the R&B dudes like Ne-yo, Rihanna, Chris Brown can kill it provided they do a tour TOGETHER because, rite now , like Jigga would put it, them niggas got a LIL HISTORY..

    Top 10 rappers overseas in no particular order:

    Kanye
    Jay-z
    Game
    Snoop Dogg
    50cent & G-Unit
    Eminem
    Dr Dre
    Lil Wayne
    TI
    Nas+Luda & Wu Tang

    • Gloveson

      I RUN THIS, i totally agree with what you say man………the reason they’re the top rappers is because we don’t hav mainstream radio stations totally dedicated to RnB & Hip Hop (well not in ireland anyway) like Hot97, Power 106 or Kiiss, so if a new artist comes out, we don’t hear them on the radio’s til they make a big record, i get my info from the net and look out for new artists that i think are good, but most of them won’t even make it onto the radio’s here cos they not big enough

      bitches over here don’t know who Drake is!!……but give it 3months and they’ll be goin crazy!!

      I still can’t understand why Luda, Wayne & T.I haven’t toured yet (obliviously Tip can’t), but they been round years and Tip always on the radio, same for wayne

  • tudor

    Eminem is the biggest rapper in the world. He sold more overseas than in USA.

  • BIGNAT

    . “I might have to go over there and tell them I’m Biggie Smalls. And you guys know I don’t even dine on Chinese.” that comment is kinda fucked up bol

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  • MidWest Grindin

    YOU NIGGAS ARE MISSING THE BIG PICTURE…what exactly does Jay-Z have to gain for getting in a battle with a lame ass nigga like Game?? You internet niggas KILL me…i rarely comment cuz most of you niggas MUST be young-minded, with the exception of a few (Commission, Herbz, BIGNAT, etc) Why should he engage with this nigga…just to make a song that YOU wanna hear? He never dissed Game he said his name. Game says at least one niggas name in every 4 bars of every song he ever recorded! So should all the people he mentions in a song beef with him too? Jigga is not a battle rapper and never has been…he threw his hat in that ring with the Nas situation and got scorched. On top of that, here’s this…WHETHER JIGGA RESPONDS OR NOT, GAME WILL NEVER BE BETTER THAN JAY-Z. Even if they do battle and Game throws 3000 bars at him, he will never see Jay-Z. And bol i’m surprised you still around after dude pulled a ‘smoking gun’ on you and exxposed you as a…LAAAAAAME!

  • BORN IN THE NORTH, RAISED IN THE SOUTH

    “Nothing like a blowski in your own backyard.” — *LMAO*

  • BORN IN THE NORTH, RAISED IN THE SOUTH

    Speaking of the Commission, anyone remember that Charli B-More song that Premo produced from her [aborted] debut album? Damn that shit was hot….

  • Rx

    The Game big in Japan? I think L.A. music in general is big in Japan like Snoop, Dre, and 2Pac get way more love in Japan than Biggie, Jay-Z, or Nas. And in Tokyo, they love Pharrell, the pussiest nigga in hip hop entertainment. Why? Because Japs are pussy in general. They like pussies like themselves and not real men. They listen to pussified pop music and watch pussy ass films made by Angelina Jolie, they love that bitch even though she is a fucking asshat.

    There are a handful of Japs, however, who are not pussy but that is only a very limited few and mostly the young people or the Korean mafia types. What you gotta understand is that Japanese people collectively lost all honor and self respect when they lost the war. Then they lost it again when their economic miracle bubble burst. The whole fucking country either has huge confidence bursts or huge depressing losses because most Japs really are fucking racist uber nationalist idiots like that.

    So saying the Game is big in Japan is the biggest diss ever. Being big in the land of pussies is a joke, a funny one though. And coming out to Japan for bitches is not the thing to do. These hos don’t got no titties, no ass, and they all about the funds or a green card. You might as well go to Thailand because it’s the same shit but cheaper with much nicer people who know their role.

    • General

      “So saying the Game is big in Japan is the biggest diss ever.”

      Don’t be mad cuz you can’t pull down cash or ass overseas and probably not in this country either.

  • Rx

    But don’t get me wrong, the pussifiedness is spreading to the states as well. Britain is already pussy. “Overseas” is pussy as fuck especially bitch ass Europe where only maybe Amsterdam and Berlin were cool. L.A. is home to the city of the devils, the temple of set look it up. Chi town is extra pussy look at Kanye and Common. NYC is pussy too man, Jay-Z is pussy as fuck and so is Nas. Everyone in my opinion, is a fucking pussy but America maybe has less pussies and males acting like vaginas but I’m not too sure about that.

  • TH

    Dude, it’s not that hard to get a club show of what? 300 people to chant “fuck Jay-z” they are of the 200,000 people to buy Game’s record.
    Problem is you won’t see Jay have people chant “fuck Game” at a stadium or Madison Square Garden show of 25,000 people cuz 24,700 won’t know who he is!

  • king equality

    This is corney ass hell you couldnt think of nonthing else to write about somebody even said jays not a battle rapper everybody that emcees is a battle rapper ita always been mental warfare and as far as the jay & nas fake beef back in the day i was riding with nas but he really didnt win it was easy to choose nas cause he was the under dog none of them really showed skills shit was juvenile as hell it was basically niggas cracking on each other over beats lets get back to just making good music grown ass men talking and gossiping about each other is really some straight up bullshit I could tell most of these bloggers is under 24 what yall like your hiphop right after a bowl of tricks and an episode of sponge bob grow up people its all entertainment to keep us distracted from whats really going thats like niggas saying pac wasnt a lyricist that sound stupid ass hell somebody talking bout the struggles and trying to uplift his people and let them know whats really going on . most heads praise niggas that aint saying shit or cause they had a cool gun line in a rhyme hiphop aint dead just the listeners

    • Avenger XL

      Isn’t battle rap just cats playing the lyrical dozens anyway? The whole mental chess warfare is a later phenom that came along due to the subrban backpacker set. What is a better insult “I will reduce your atoms with one word of my lyrical ether” or “You may call me sucka but you girl loved to lick”. The OOO AAAAHHHH factor is in the personal barbs.

      • Gloveson

        Give me some punchlines over talkin bout money, cars and hoes anyday……….you remember the punchlines, you be like Oh Shit, did you hear what he said on this track……..i think the build up to and then the execution of a punchline is some of the best shit a rapper can do

      • chillin mayne

        “i will reduce your atoms with one word of my lyrical ether” jajajajajaaaaaaa…best sentence on this whole site, bar none!

    • $ykotic

      Peace God!

      Mind detect mind. Remember you’re dealing with slow gasses so sometimes your current has to resemble hail or a light, fluffy form which is called snow.

  • MTKilla The King

    LMFAO!!! @”I might have to go over there and tell them I’m Biggie Smalls. And you guys know I don’t even dine on Chinese.”

    Real, talk though, this is a waste of time, especially attacking that nigga games album sells, it didn’t matter both of the albums was lyrically correct in my opinion, game has to much talent to be wasting his time making 1000′s of diss tracks towards a nigga! it’s uselss and won’t get you anywhere but a couple miles back!..smdh! my nigga game is still lyrically correct! either way though!…beefing with Jay is a waste of fucking breath!..lol

  • http://www.yahoo.com Dra$t-iQ Alkoholik

    y’all niggas dont know what the fuck u saying , the nigga Game is the shit here in Africa, Jigga aight but the nigga can’t sell out venues, he gotta come thru with Snoop and Pharell jut to get shit 3/4 full, Game did ann African tour by his damn self and had shit full packed, niggas didnt even cop Jigg’as shit post-”black album”, but niggas got mad luv for Game, Midrand stand up