The Game was recently called out by a number of rappers who claimed that he charged them thousands of dollars to feature on tracks that he didn’t share on his verified SoundCloud. Now he is coming back with his own response.
The West Coast rapper responded to the allegations that he was DMing up-and-coming acts, saying it’s $1k to appear on one of his songs. They called him out for scamming when it was revealed that he wasn’t even sharing the songs on his own SoundCloud.
“[My business partner] Trillz came to me and said he had a unique opportunity for underground artists. I was once an underground artist, so I understand it. No one services underground artists and unsigned artists in the manner that he and I do. No one cares, right? You find Lil Baby by chance and he blows up, but what about everybody else? So what Trillz has created with me and other artists is just a sort of engine to power you in the early stages of your career. What it would have meant to me to have a video drop from Ludacris in the beginning of my career.”
The Game said that this project was meant to promote young artists, and not scam anyone. He said that it was meant to serve as another rung in the ladder, climbing up the rap game.
“So when someone that doesn’t happen with some unsigned artists, well that person is mad, right? Because they thought that this drop or this mixtape slot was going to change their lives, when in reality it’s just a step on the ladder,” he said. “Use it as you may and get as much as you can off of it, but it’s not going to make you DaBaby. Basically, I’m just trying to uplift artists with dope opportunities.”
He said it’s all part of a greater smear campaign to soil his good name. He’s just trying to help other rappers out by DMing them and saying it’s $1k to rap a verse on a song that he’ll give zero effort in promoting.
We will keep an eye on this story to see if more young emcees come forward with more stories about The Game.