Game Over! Jay Rock, ScHoolboy Q & Game Bang On Wax Like Their Lives Depend On It (Audio)
For the last few years, many have said there has been a resurgence in West Coast Hip-Hop. They have attributed the renaissance to artists like Y.G., Problem, Nipsey Hussle and the 4-man Black Hippy tandem of Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock. While those artists have certainly been an incredibly talented crop of fresh talent. The Game takes issue with the notion that Cali ever left, as he has been holding it down for 10 years straight. Rather than use the verbiage of others as a wedge between him and the next generation of Left Coast MCs, however, Game has consistently embraced them, having worked with a number of the aforementioned artists on several records. As powerful as some of those records have been, none have been more hard-hitting than his latest Cali collabo.
“Gang Bang Anyway” is one of those rare records where each artist featured leaves everything on the floor on his verse. ScHoolboy Q kicks it off with a hard as nails tale about life as a gang banger. Jay Rock takes the baton from Q, reeling off one of the best 16 bars of his increasingly impressive catalog. He rhymes with the urgency of someone whose life depends on it or, more likely, in an effort to save some lives…Not to be outdone on his own record, The Game plays clean up and leaves no one on base by the time he’s done. He references the recent surge in gang violence in LA and likens it to that in Chicago, calling it “LA Chiraq.” He ends with a monologue recounting the history of gangs in Los Angeles, in an ominous altered voice.
“Gang Bang Anyway” is from The Game’s The Documentary 2.5 which will be released on October 16.