The Game’s Manager Caused Him To Lose A Song With Nipsey Hussle

Last Friday (August 12), The Game released his 11th studio album, TRILLMATIC Heart vs. Mind. The sprawling 31-track affair features Kanye West, Cam’ron, Pusha-T, Ice-T, and others along a journey that finds Jayceon Taylor revisiting classic songs by Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Mobb Deep, and others. One guest that was supposed to be on the 100 Entertainment LP is the late Nipsey Hussle—who would have turned 37 years old today (August 15). However, in the hours before midnight on Friday, the Nipsey collaboration “World Tours” was reportedly halted from appearing on streaming platforms—and there may have been a reason behind the mission.

“I got an email from my attorney, at about 7:30 [pm], an hour-and-a-half before it dropped,” Wack 100 said in a Clubhouse chat (audio embedded below), according to Complex. Wack is a longtime part of Game’s management, who has expanded to handle the careers of Blueface and Tekashi 6ix9ine, among others. “Nipsey [Hussle’s] brother [Blacc Sam] put in a demand for it to be pulled.”

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Wack has been a public critic of Nipsey Hussle, so much so that he allegedly landed in a 2019 altercation with All Money In No Money Out artist J Roc, as well as words from other artists. However, Wack argues that those feelings should not compromise his client’s LP. “These ni**as be in their feelings,” Wack said. “You notice you got Meek Mill and a bunch of people over there Wack really don’t see eye to eye with… Whoever [The Game] work with, he work with. His sh*t ain’t my sh*t. The Game done drove around L.A.; he’s been the biggest Nipsey supporter ever.”

Wack continued, “The Game, Nipsey song does nothing but work towards a remembrance of Nipsey. He’s not here to drop music or promote music, so it’s just remembrance of Nipsey. So at the end of the day, I think where Blacc Sam goes wrong at, he’s being selfish with his anger—probably towards me. But he’s totally disregarding the acknowledgement that Game has given Nipsey since he’s been gone.” Wack has previously been critical of Tupac Shakur. His words have ruffled the feathers of Pac’s peers and friends, including Naughty By Nature’s Treach.

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Notably, sources close to Nipsey and Atlantic Records dispute the motives behind the cease-and-desist. They claim that The Game had never cleared the feature verse. “Nipsey’s music handlers—not [Blacc] Sam—then alerted the attorneys to check for the song’s existing paperwork who in turn, sent Wack a cease-and-desist after discovering no such agreement ever existed,” reports TMZ. Thus, Wack 100’s blaming of Blacc Sam may be misled.

The Game references Nipsey and his loss at various points during DRILLMATIC. The Compton, California star’s 2019 Born 2 Rap featured Nipsey, along with dedication tracks to the artist was murdered that March. Nipsey’s alleged killer Eric Holder was found guilty last month.

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In late 2019, Wack 100 made controversial remarks outside of The Game’s 40th birthday party. There, the exec said that Nipsey Hussle was not a legend. He then explained his reasoning, “The man died with a million followers. No radio hits. No platinum hits. No world tours. After he died, he went platinum, sold a bunch of records, followers went up nine, 10 million. First of all, we gotta define what a f*cking legend is and what it f*cking ain’t. Was he on his way? I think within time, yes he would have been. At the time of his demise … let’s keep it real. The truth can’t be defined as disrespect. If it is, that means you lyin’ to you muthaf*ckin’ self.” Notably, the omitted song on Game’s album was titled “World Tours.”

#BonusBeat: Selections from The Game’s DRILLMATIC Heart vs. Mind are currently included on the official Ambrosia For Heads playlist. This includes collaborations with Ice-T, Pusha-T, Lil Wayne, and more. Additionally, a Nipsey Hussle and Dr. Dre collaboration also appears.