The Game released his album, “Drillmatic: Heart vs. Mind” last week after a ton of hype and a couple different drop dates. It seemed that NBA YoungBoy was set to make an appearance on the album, however, that plan fell through.

The reason behind this was revealed by The Game’s manager, Wack 100, who claimed that YoungBoy’s feature price was just too high. During a Clubhouse conversation with Ma$e, Wack 100 revealed that even though YoungBoy offered a 50% discount, the price was still too steep.

That’s what he charge, that’s what it is. I can’t front he gave us a hell of a deal, but that situation would’ve cut into marketing overall.

YoungBoy’s usual rate is $300,000 for a feature. For collaborating with The Game on “OPP,” the rapper was reportedly only charging $150,000. However, Wack 100 “had to make an executive decision,” and settled on leaving the track out of the album.


Wack 100 also revealed that he was originally planning on including the YoungBoy feature. However, The Game ended up adding ten more songs to the album than originally planned, including samples that needed to be cleared, which ate up the budget.

It’s definitely disappointing to see this collaboration not work out. That being said, it certainly seems like Wack 100’s hands were tied in this matter.

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Abhishek Kar

Abhishek Kar is a freelance writer and a full-time pop culture enthusiast from India. In his spare time, he likes to paint.

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