What happened in hip hop that got Pac and Big shot The Documentary by Game

There used to be a time in hip hop when everything wasn’t so personal and violent. Game is asking what has changed

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Jimmy Iovine was the best move Runnin' by Game (Ft. Dion & Tony Yayo)

Games merge with Interscope put him with G-Unit, which got him a lot of mainstream attention

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And niggas trying to gun me down in the rim shop Runnin' by Game (Ft. Dion & Tony Yayo)

There was an attempt on Game’s life before he became a rapper. He was shot 5 times in his house in Compton over drugs and money

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March 10th, 2014

Game is possibly referencing a different attempt on his life, maybe a driveby while he was shopping for rims for his car. Hence ‘rim shop’.

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I'm in the studio laughing at Chris Rock Runnin' by Game (Ft. Dion & Tony Yayo)

Around this time the song was recorded, Chris Rock had his HBO special Never Scared which was pretty popular at the time

It seems all good when your watching Chris Rock, looking at the next line Game is highlighting how fast emotions change

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And I'm dealing with the same problems 50 Cent got Runnin' by Game (Ft. Dion & Tony Yayo)

At the time he was aquiring a lot of 50 Cents beefs. Joe Budden and Ja Rule for example

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And Dre told me ain't no coming back from gold Runnin' by Game (Ft. Dion & Tony Yayo)

If you don’t obtain platinum status (1 Million sold) then your not as relevant as the rappers who do. Especially it being your debut album. Game doesn’t have this problems, The Documentary went 2x Platinum only in U.S

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Cause I gotta pack them shows Runnin' by Game (Ft. Dion & Tony Yayo)

Got to do numbers, fill seats remain relevant

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If I get knocked with my gun nigga I'm running
If I catch a murder one nigga I'm running
Homicide come around and they keep on coming
That's why I'm out of state and I keep on running
Runnin' by Game (Ft. Dion & Tony Yayo)

He won’t ever surrender or give up, even if shits against him

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1st line — If Yayo gets caught by the police with his gun, he knows the time he’ll get for possession of an illegal firearm, so you better believe he’s running from that one.
2nd & 3rd lines — Committing a murder-one, or 1st degree murder is also punishable by some heavy time in jail — something Yayo doesn’t fancy.
4th line — The above are the reasons he’s running so far away.

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Trying not to scuff my Nike Air checks again Runnin' by Game (Ft. Dion & Tony Yayo)

Tryin not to fuck up his kicks. Game love his shoes, so much that he loves to repeat it

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Ay man I'm feeling that Cali love
Even though I'm from the east I still throw up the dub
Cali Life by Nu Jerzey Devil (Ft. Dominic)

Nu Jerzey Devil, is from New Jersey. But he got so much love for Cali, he calls it home and reps Westcoast

“Cali Love” is a reference to the smash hit ‘California Love’ by Tupac and Dr. Dre

To throw up the W is to make a W-shape with your hand

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