The Game is undoubtedly one of the most widely celebrated rappers in the world. However, despite all his success, he still attracts his fair share of criticism. One criticism levied at him is that he name-drops too much.

In fact, some fans even analyzed the rapper’s projects to objectively determine just how many times he name-drops his famous friends.

Now, the rapper has addressed his critics. During his recent interview with Rap Radar, The Game fully owned up the criticism, and confessed that he himself was about to put out a disclaimer regarding his name-drops.

One thing I forgot to do on the album when I put out the tracklisting, I was literally going to count the name drops myself and put a disclaimer, like, “Just so you know, there are 377 name drops on this album.”

That being said, the rapper also pointed out the unfairness of singling him out for name-dropping, when he is far from the only rapper to do so.

Before I came, n****s wasn’t doing it in the space that they are now but everyone name drops. It’s wordplay, it’s lyricism, it’s metaphors, and everybody has adapted to it. I’m the one that gets all the flak for it but I love it. Like, I be saying n****s names. I want you to know exactly what I’m talking about, right?

It certainly seems like The Game does not mind having the a reputation for name-dropping. As he says, he enjoys mentioning his friends on his tracks, and who can blame him for doing what he enjoys?

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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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