It’s An Aftermath Party…Dr. Dre & Black Hippy Come Out For Game’s 10th Anniversary
Game has had a curious relationship with the label who helped bring him to stardom—and that doesn’t mean G-Unit. Only one of Game’s albums was an official Aftermath Entertainment release—the 2005 major label debut that turned 10 years old yesterday: The Documentary. While Jayceon Taylor has remained a flagship act within the Interscope-Geffen-A&M umbrella ever since, his public ties to Aftermath and G-Unit began and ended on his best-selling, most-acclaimed LP.
However, Dr. Dre—one of Game’s mentors and breakthrough executive producers has remained in (and at times, definitely out) of the picture ever since. While Aftermath’s CEO narrated 2011’s The R.E.D. Album, and produced a bonus cut on 2012’s Jesus Piece, he has been largely absent from the role of mentor and album producer.
While the relationship is clearly complicated, Dre was there for Game this past weekend, in Los Angeles, California—to appear on stage and perform “Runnin'” with one of his former pupils. Tony Yayo, originally featured on the song, was notably not present. Aftermath’s latest Compton, California star, Kendrick Lamar, also appeared, as did his Black Hippy cohorts ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul.
With Dr. Dre
With Kendrick Lamar
Does this increase the likelihood that Dre may take on an increased role for Game’s touted Documentary 2?