The Game posted on Instagram on Sunday to congratulate his fellow Los Angeles rapper, Nipsey Hussle, on the release of his new album Victory Lap. The long-awaited album was released on Friday through his independent imprint All Money In with a collaborative partnership with Atlantic Records. In the Instagram post, the former G-Unit rapper recalled his first time meeting the “Mailbox Money” rapper in L.A. and his happiness to see how far the rapper has come.
“Never thought the young ni**a that gave me his demo on Crenshaw at a red light would ever turn out to be one of my favorite West Coast MC’s,” Game posted. “Just like I told you that day when you handed it to me ni**a, “if you want it it’s yours”…. proud of you homie #LAshit#FuckWhoDontGetIt #VictoryLap@nipseyhussle”
In a circa 2008 interview that was featured on Nipsey’s Bullets Ain’t Got no Name Volume Two mixtape, The Game refers to Nipsey as “Snoop , Game, and Dre all in one.” The ‘One Blood’ rapper was big on Nipsey during his come up years and even gave the young Crip gang affiliated rapper a verse on the same mixtape on a song titled, “They Roll.”
Nipsey Hussle responded to The Game’s post by thanking him and offering his condolences as Game continues to deal with the loss of his father, George Taylor, who died last month at the age of 65.
The Slauson rapper’s 16-track LP was driven by two singles, “Rap Niggas” and “Last Time That I Checc’d” which featuring YG. Hussle hosted an album release party in Los Angeles on Saturday which reportedly ended in gunfire leaving one person wounded and no fatalities. Hussle also had an exclusive performance the night of the release that was live streamed on Tidal for the Tidal X series.
Never thought the young nigga that gave me his demo on Crenshaw at a red light would ever turn out to be one of my favorite West Coast MC’s…. just like I told you that day when you handed it to me nigga, “if you want it it’s yours”…. proud of you homie #LAshit #FuckWhoDontGetIt #VictoryLap @nipseyhussle