Kanye West and The Game have teamed up for numerous singles over the years. The pair recently extended their history with yet another single called Eazy and obviously it became an instant hit. Eazy has now debuted at No. 49 on the Billboard Hot 100, earning the Compton rapper his highest-charting song in almost 15 years.
According to HipHopDx, Eazy charted in the top 40 in countries such as Canada, the UK, New Zealand and Ireland. Produced by Hit-Boy, Mike Dean, DJ Premier, Cash Jones and Big Duke, Eazy samples Eazy-E’s 1988 song “Eazy-Duz-It” and was released on January 14. It was available as a Spotify exclusive for 24 hours before arriving on other streaming platforms.
However, things weren’t as smooth for the single at first. Eazy saw controversy for its graphic cover art, using photographer Nick Knight’s photo of a skinned monkey from 1997. Animal rights organization PETA slammed the image with the corporation’s president Ingrid Newkirk issuing a statement.
The song also received a ton of attention for Kanye West’s verse after threatening Kim Kardashian’s new boyfriend Pete Davidson. “God saved me from that crash, just so I can beat Pete Davidson’s ass (who?)” Kanye raps. Davidson reportedly hired extra security after the threat.
The Game’s last single to chart higher was My Life featuring Lil Wayne in 2008. Eazy is expected to appear on The Game’s upcoming album, which is set to be produced by Hit-Boy. Hopefully, his upcoming album will set new records.
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