Compton rapper The Game shares his post-apocalyptic music video “West Side” from his forthcoming album Born 2 Rap to be released via Entertainment One/Prolific/5th Amendment Entertainment. The Aaron Green and PhillyFlyBoy directed visual is set in a dystopian West Side wasteland with Mad Max inspired vehicles and rapper Dave East playing The Game’s arch nemesis. The video also features a cameo from actor Jackie Long. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
“West Side” produced by Wallis Lane, Big Duke and Prince is the street single from The Game’s 9th official studio album Born To Rap. The upcoming album will follow previous full-length 1992 that debuted #1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album, Rap Album and Independent Album Charts. With 1992 The Game is tied with Drake for the most #1 albums debuts on the Top Rap Album chart according to Billboard.
ABOUT THE GAME:
Born Jayceon Terrell Taylor, two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum Compton rapper, songwriter, producer, actor, and entrepreneur The Game locked down a place in the pantheon alongside greats of both coasts by a combination of bar-for-bar bravado, provocative observation, hard-hitting hooks, and sharp introspection. Now, he delivers possibly his “final album” in the form of the aptly titled, Born 2 Rap.
The Game’s previous and eighth album release 1992 is tied with Drake to hold the record for most #1 album debuts on Billboard’s “Top Rap Albums” chart and tied with 2Pac and Lil Wayne for the 3rd most #1 debuts on Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” chart. He started this impressive legacy with double-platinum 2005 full-length debut, The Documentary. It not only bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and garnered GRAMMY® nods in the categories of “Best Rap Song” and “Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group,” but it also emerged as a classic avowed by Pitchfork among the “Top 50 Albums of 2005” and chosen on Complex’s “Classic Albums of the Last Decade.” The 2006 follow-up Doctor’s Advocate retained his spot at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and went platinum. Maintaining positions at #1, he ignited a prolific string of blockbuster releases—L.A.X. , The R.E.D. Album , Jesus Piece , Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf , The Documentary 2 , The Documentary 2.5. , and 1992.
2018 saw a trio of recent singles achieve RIAA certifications with “100” [feat. Drake] platinum and “El Chapo” with Skrillex and “All Eyez” [feat. Jeremih] both gold as his total stream tally exceeded 3 billion across platforms. Television and film credits span everything from Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! and Larry King to Hell’s Kitchen and the upcoming All-Star Weekend directed by Academy®Award winner Jamie Foxx and co-starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Benicio del Toro. Not to mention, he sparked successful ventures in the world of legal cannabis with The Reserve dispensary and his partnership with GFarmaBrands, among other launches. Who else can boast starring in Street Kingsalongside everyone’s favorite action hero Keanu Reeves and lending his voice to Dr. Dre’s final chart-dominating opus Compton?
The 2019 powerhouse lives up to the promise of its name especially on the first single from Born 2 Rap, “West Side” where his rapping remains as on point as ever.
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