All the girls that hold it down, getting beat on by they man
Ironic that Game says this.. because three tracks earlier on the same album he suggests that he’d “snatch up Rihanna and throw her in front of a f—-n' train.” He may be homies with Chris Brown but that doesn’t at all justify this…..
Guess Game doesn’t want to put all his eggs in one basket; part of him wants to keep the good girls from going bad, but a part of him wants to rap like the rapper that rap wants him to be. Similarly, on Martians Vs. Goblins, Game says he “spits like he had kids with Erykah Badu” (pointing out that Jay Electronica, Andre 3000, and The D.O.C. are all great rappers.) And noteworthy, while Common didn’t have kids with her, the two dated. Thus, the comparison can be made, and Common is known for having empowering lyrics for women (Andre 3000, who is actually the father of one of Erykah’s children, is actually quite empowering towards women too, especially with his intricate commentary on verses such as on The Real Her from Drake’s Take Care.) Yet maybe even Common can’t put all his eggs into one basket either. Check out the skit at the end of his song “The 6th Sense” ft. Bilal (definitely worth a listen, great satire towards rappers today and their façade with respect to… well, respecting women.)
(skit starts around 4:15)
It’s tough for artists to truly speak with respect towards women, because many would rather be consistent and relevant.
While the R.E.D. Album is certainly a great purchase, songs like Martians Vs. Goblins with Tyler, the Creator and Taylor Made with Wiz Khalifa (not on the album) make it seem like Game is trying too hard to stay relevant. For him to hop on the Odd Future band wagon and the Taylor Gang bandwagon is a bit over the top… he’s coming off as a bit wishy-washy, because five years ago he probably would have talked shit about those camps. Good example of the inevitable decline of most rap careers. Lots of great rappers either lost it or they ain’t alive, sacrificing consistency for relevance.
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