Kendrick Lamar and The Game
5.3.2017

The Game Praises Kendrick Lamar: ‘Real Rap Still Exists’

Drake isn’t the only one celebrating Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. Fellow Compton MC The Game also has a message for Kung Fu Kenny.

Taking to Instagram, Chuck Taylor showered praise upon K-Dot’s latest album DAMN., which is currently No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week in a row.

“this album is a DOPE AS FUCK blood !!! & it’s the Lil homie’s 3rd LP,” wrote Game. “if you are a true fan of HIP HOP, then you have it memorized by now !!! If you are a hip hop fan & you do not have @kendricklamar shit by now…… FUCK YOU, that’s on Compton, Bompton & my hood & my kids…. my lil ni**a raw as fuck & it been that way…. Dot I’m proud of you blood.”

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After saying that he “studied” the album and that he’s “proud” of Kendrick, Chuck went on to explain why Lamar’s success means so much to him as a fellow Compton representer.

“K-Dot, you know where we from & what it took for ni**as like us to not only make it out the HUB alive but to achieve greatness on the same accord is nothing short of a blessing,” he added. “this shit got me beyond motivated.. glad REAL RAP still exist…. no disrespect to you sucka ni**as… but fuck y’all, you can’t rap & ya mama know you ain’t shit….. this COMPTON Shit ain’t never been for play…”

The Hub City MC ended his caption with a series of hashtags, including #PacWouldBeProud and #LosAngelesKing.

Game, who’s currently on house arrest, is prepping his next and possibly final album, Westside Story. According to a hashtag, #TheSummerIsMine, it looks like the album may drop in time for the hottest season of the year.

Kendrick and Game have some history together. In 2012, K-Dot rapped about how Chuck influenced him on “Black Boy Fly.”

“It’s 2004 and I’m hearing the people roar / For the name of The Game, they line in front of the store,” he raps. “Swap meets, selling out mixtapes, I’m like, ‘Oh shit, wait / Don’t wanna be another ni**a stuck regretting mistakes’ / Mixed feelings was my opinion, I was defending my insecurities … Compton made you believe success wasn’t real / Be honest, none of us knew of a record deal / So as I peel through these lottery tickets / I see a Harley Davidson truck visit / The same plaza we shopped / A tall ni**a hopped out with Jordans and a white tank top / He was top of the rap game, we was the top of the block / So watch that black boy fly.”

Since then, Kendrick and Game have collaborated on tracks like “The City” and “On Me.”