Game Walks Through California Hip-Hop History, Bemoans Labeling Artists East & West Coast In Present Day (Video)
Snoop Dogg and Game are two massive fans of Hip-Hop. On records, Game has name-checked everybody from Kool G Rap to King T to MC Eiht to Common. Snoop has covered numerous legends across genres, plus collaborated with everybody from Madlib to Katy Perry to Rage Against The Machine.
These two, along with Ice Cube, recall the importance of Los Angeles (and greater California) on Hip-Hop. From breaking records on seminal station KDAY to the famous venues that played an integral part in Ice-T and World Class Wreckin’ Crew’s emergence, L.A. mattered essentially, in a musical culture established in New York.
Within the snippet, shared from BET’s “The Message,” Game states why he feels it’s time to start calling artists “East Coast” and “West Coast,” in a technologically advanced age, over 20 years since the 1990s beefs started between various artists and coastal crews. This segment features a lot of history and jewels, so take heed: