Exclusive: The Compton icon teams with an east coast legend to make a song about the south, champions "Green and Yellow" and talk about mainstream Rap going global.Last week, Compton, California emcee Game revealed to Complex.com that he and DJ Premier were able to secure a collaboration for this year's R.E.D. album. Speaking with HipHopDX last week, Game was asked to describe one of the three final tracks that the Gang Starr producer crafted with the Black Wall Street rapper. "The name of the song [DJ] Premier did is called 'Born In The Trap,'" revealed Game to DX. "I'ma say that it's an east coast beat from an east coast producer, a west coast artist rhymin' on it, and it's about the south. So get that. That shit is crazy, man."
Previously, Chicago, Illinois emcee Lupe Fiasco teamed with Soundtrakk for a song about the Houston Hip Hop experience on "Hip-Hop Saved My Life" from 2007's The Cool. Later on, Lupe claimed the song was inspired by Slim Thug and Bun B.
While speaking with HipHopDX, Game, an avid sports fan, was asked about his allegiance in this Sunday's Super Bowl XLV. "The team with a G on their helment; I'm Game," said the emcee with a chuckle, referring to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. "I'm biased to the letter." Although Game remixed Pittsburgh anthem "Black and Yellow" with Wiz Khalifa on Purp & Patron (as "Purp and Yellow" ) he continued, "All I got is 'Green & Yellow, Green & Yellow.'"
Lastly, Game spoke about his recent collaborations with French emcees, and if he believes mainstream Rap will be more globally accepted. "I think that Hip Hop, as an individual entity, just grows and flourishes, all around the world. More power to anybody who picks up a microphone and does anything on it, or plugs an MPC and a laptop in, and makes a beat," said Game. "'Cause we're all a part of this wave - where it is, where it'll stop, where it'll land, nobody knows, but I'm championin' everybody."