The Game’s Meek Mill Diss Is Not Playin’. He Warns Kendrick & Drake Are Next (Audio)
Throughout The Game’s career, the Compton, California MC has thrived on conflict. He’s beefed on wax with former mentor 50 Cent for years, until recently making amends. Game has thrown shots at Jay Z for much of his tenure too, never eliciting a true reply by name. Further, the rapper born Jayceon Taylor has complex histories with Joe Budden, Memphis Bleek, Young Gunz, Yukmouth, Ras Kass, Ja Rule, Benzino, and even Suge Knight, and his onetime G-Unit band-mates. Those are merely highlights on a much longer list.
Today (September 16), Game is taking aim at a previous collaborator. Maybach Music Group’s Meek Mill appeared on last year’s The Documentary 2.5, care of the bonus song “The Soundtrack.” In ’16 though, it’s not good—as Game’s “92 Bars” symbolically lunges for the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MC’s jugular. The 1992 track appears to revive Game’s “Bars and Runnin'” mixtape series from the mid-2000s, where he laid many of his aforementioned disses. Game’s wordplay is not out to make friends, and more than Meek may be upset as this one.
In the song, Game repeatedly accuses Mill of snitching. The Breakfast Club crew also stated they were unaware of Game’s motives as well in the verbal attack. In the diss he warns tMeek to have Rick Ross call him before “he becomes eye-level with a roach’s feet.” He also says, “Fuck around and be a news clip with them loose lips.” It is unclear what Game believes Meek snitched on, but the attacks also involve Meek’s romantic partner, Nicki Minaj. Game was reportedly label-mates with Nicki for a stint at Cash Money, though the CPT MC never released an album. He did appear in her “Pills N’ Potions” video. He takes aim around 4:30 in the song:
“She got a couple mill, and she don’t even know Meek / And ever since that nigga snitched on me we just don’t speak / See, that shit that you got with Drake is like a slow leak / Blood will be drippin’ like Niagara if I poke Meek.”
In trademark Game fashion, the nearly six-minute song name-checks a host of Rap peers. In describing his circle during his youth, Game uses wordplay to reference Jay, Beanie Sigel, Young Gunz, Peedi Crakk, Jadakiss, Fetty Wap, Left-Eye, DMX, Drag-On, Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Akon, Nas, Eazy-E, among many others.
Before getting to Meek, Game also appears to be warning other collaborators that he wants to swing in the Rap ring at 4:20 in the song:
“I’m gonna start fuckin’ those DeJ Loafs and Dreezys / I’m gonna start beefin’ with Cole, Drizzy and Cornrow Kenny / Or you can pick your favorite rapper, and he gon’ be pourin’ out Henny.”
Earlier in “92 Bars”, Game praises Kendrick Lamar, who has nicknamed himself “Cornrow Kenny.” Game mentions his collaborator along with YG and Nipsey Hussle, as West Coast allies.
This Meek diss comes hours after The Game performed in Miami, Florida. Reportedly dissing Meek during his performance, vehicles driven by the rapper’s entourage reportedly were fired upon outside the Fontainebleau Hotel yesterday morning (September 15). TMZ, who spoke with Game’s management, reports that no one was injured.
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Snitching has been a major theme in Rap beefs. Scarface famously beefed with Lil Troy over accusations of cooperation. Another Houston, Texas rapper, Z-Ro joined Game, Ja, and other 2000s artists in a campaign against 50 Cent, accusing the superstar of working with authorities.
“92 Bars” is an inclusion on Game’s eighth album, 1992—planned to release October 7 on Blood Money/eOne.