The Game Praises Kendrick Lamar's 'Damn': 'Real Rap Still Exists'
The Game shares his thoughts on Kendrick Lamar's new album and continues to tease 'Westside Story.'
The Game has a message to share about Kendrick Lamar's (excellent) new album Damn from him to "whoever the fuck is concerned." In an Instagram post early Wednesday, Game called Lamar's chart-topping piece of art "dope as fuck" and said he was proud of what Lamar had accomplished across the album's 14 tracks.
"If you are a true fan of HIP HOP, then you have it memorized by now," Game said of Damn. "If you are a hip hop fan & you do not have @kendricklamar shit by now . . . FUCK YOU, that's on Compton, Bompton, & my hood & my kids." The Game added that he's "studied the album," which has him feeling "beyond motivated." The Game also teased his in-the-works new album Westside Story, featuring a title that fans of his discography will surely already recognize:
Damn is currently still the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, having enjoyed its second week at the top with 239,000 equivalent album units for the week ending April 27. Those numbers were strong enough to earn Lamar the fourth biggest sales week of the year, bested only by his own first week sales for Damn, Ed Sheeran's ÷, and Drake's More Life.
Speaking of Drake, he recently shared some words of praise for Damn amid its massive chart performance. "Amazing to see our music moving!!!" Drake wrote in an Instagram comment last week, effectively putting to rest any fan-started whisperings of bad blood between the two: