The Making of The Game's "The Documentary"

"Higher"

Produced by: Dr. Dre, Mark Batson

The Game: “‘Higher’ was 50’s song, I’m talking about the beat. When I walked in the studio and [I heard the beat], I was like, ‘Who’s shit is this?’ I thought the shit was crazy. Dre was like, ‘I made it for 50, but he ain’t like it, so you can have it if you want.’ So I wrote all three of them verses right there. It probably took like a half-an-hour. That shit was too easy to rap over.

“After every verse, check that shit with Dre. Because he’ll come in and say the whole song is garbage and make you write that motherfucker again. So I don’t play that game. I lock that shit early man. Dre played me the beat, he left, and then he called me the next day and said, ‘That shit is crazy.’ At that point Dre told me when to stop. He was like, ‘You think we should start sequencing?’ And I was like, ‘Shit, I don’t know.’ And he was like, ‘I’m going to start listening to them, and see if I can put together a good 20 songs.’”

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