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#82. The Game f/ Nas & Marsha Ambrosius "Why You Hate the Game" (2006)

#82. The Game f/ Nas & Marsha Ambrosius "Why You Hate the Game" (2006)

Produced By: Just Blaze
Album: Doctor's Advocate
Label: Geffen

A thoughtful reflection on settling differences and focusing on things that matter the most—living the best life you can—The Game (as expected) spends a lot of time name-dropping rap icons, but his intentions are good, as is the celebratory Just Blaze track. Nas manages to drop the old joke, "Pro-black, I don't pick cotton out an aspirin bottle," before speaking on the importance of doing for self: "I can show 'em the water, but can't make 'em drink it/And I can show them my fortunes, but can't force 'em to think rich." The Game and Nas would reunite two years later on the thoughtful MLK tribute "Letter to the King" for L.A.X., giving the unlikely duo three really good collabos together under their belt, including "Hustlers" from Hip-Hop Is Dead.

Tags: hennessynas, nas
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