With his new album Accolades set to arrive this Friday, June 25, DJ Kay Slay enlists the Game for the single “72 Bar Assassin.”
The Compton rapper holds nothing back over the icy, hard-hitting production, unleashing an abundance of bars while name-dropping a slew of hip-hop A-listers: 50 Cent, Diddy, J. Cole, Lil Durk, Nipsey Hussle, Meek Mill, Dr. Dre, Birdman, Dame Dash, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, Jim Jones, 6ix9ine—plus Kim Kardashian.
Granted, not every mention is a diss, as Game makes sure to pledge his loyalty to G-Unit: “You supposed to do your squad like Yo Gotti do ’em/Therefore it’s still the Unit long as I can still move ’em,” he raps.
“72 Bar Assassin” is the second track released from DJ Kay Slay’s forthcoming project, following “Extravagant,” which dropped last week and features Raekwon, Sheek Louch, Ghostface Killah and Tragedy Khadafi.
Although Game mentioned several times that his 2019 LP Born 2 Rap would be his last official album, his manager Wack 100 revealed in January that the West Coast legend is readying a project called 30 for 30. He’s also set to perform at the Once Upon A Time in L.A. festival at L.A.’s Banc of California Stadium on December 18. The star-studded lineup also includes 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, YG, and Bone Thugs N-Harmony.
Check out everyone Game name drops in “72 Bar Assassin,” plus what he has to say, below.
Lyrics: “King of New York, King of L.A./And I don’t give a fuck what Diddy say, my semi spray”
Game’s timely bar comes just a few weeks after Diddy, during a filmed discussion with Quality Control’s CEO Pi’erre “Pee” Thomas, referred to himself as the King of New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. “We have a lot of kings, but P, baby, we’re going to put some respect on that name,” Puff said. “Since I’m king of New York, Miami, and L.A, I come with greetings from the other empires. I pay respect to you.”
Lyrics: “Back on my bullshit, Zach Lavine in Jordan 4s/Certified Gangsta, me and Jones in that corner store”
Lyrics: “Like I’m from Philly, under chinchillas when it’s chilly/I pop guns like Meek Mill pop wheelies/He surprised? Look at his eyes, you’d think I dropped Gillie”
Lyrics: “My n***as air out the club then we Damon Dash/In the same PT Cruiser that n***a Stunna had”
Lyrics: “Puffin’ on a blunt of gas just to talk about a Verzuz with 50/Tell Swizzy, ‘I need a hundred, cash’”
Despite their turbulent past, Game and 50 Cent have been teasing a potential Verzuz battle since last year. After manager Wack 100 revealed he was trying to get the Compton rapper to face off against the Queens native in the Swizz Beatz/Timbaland-fronted series, 50 admitted he was open to the idea. Then, last December, Game said he would get into the Verzuz ring, but only if his opponent was 50.
Lyrics: “Can’t see me now, couldn’t see me with Young Buck and them/Shoutout to Lloyd Banks, album go hard, n***a/Tell Curtis to give you one of them bulletproof cars/You supposed to do your squad like Yo Gotti do ’em/Therefore it’s still the Unit long as I can still move ’em”
Lyrics: “Got n***as from the 60s still mad over Nipsey/That’ll give you 60 while you stagger out the club tipsy”
“Draco in the Marathon hoodie if I show my face/60 plus bars, get it? Hustle and motivate”
Lyrics: “My demo tape flow, yeah, that old Bay gunner who wrote the Timbaland beats inside Dr. Dre Hummer”
Lyrics: “Might fuck Kim K on a Waverunner in Wave Runners/Throw it on the blogs, ain’t shit they can take from us/We both had the west on lock for 8 summers/I’m tryna bubble like the Gap this season”
This isn’t the first time Game has referenced his alleged past relationship with Kim. Back in 2019, he previewed an unreleased song which saw him rapping sexually explicit lyrics directed at Kardashian. “I held Kim Kardashian by her throat n***a/I made her swallow my kids until she choked n***a/I should apologize, ’cause ’Ye my folks n***a/This for all my Vicelords and locs, n***a,” Game rapped in a video of him showing off the unreleased track.
Lyrics: “J. Cole got a n***a wantin’ to rap this season/Lil Durk got n***as wantin’ to trap this season”
Lyrics: “Black MAC I’m squeezin’ at your back this evenin’/Blap-blap said he traps for the rat that’s squeakin’/How they kill D Thang but 6ix9ine still breathin’?”
Game finishes things off with a barrage of bars targeting alleged Nine Trey Bloods rapper 6ix9ine, as well as Lil Durk’s late brother Dontay “DThang” Banks Jr., who was shot in killed in Chicago earlier this month.
The Game has never shied away from discrediting 6ix9ine’s gang-affiliated antics. In 2019, the known Blood took shots at Tekashi’s thug persona on social media. “This the bum y’all let call himself the king of New York ??? Frank White only KING OF NY,” he wrote on Instagram. “If you don’t take that red rag off playing wit real n****as lives & get yo dick in the booty Carlton sweater around the neck wearin ass on somewhere & stop playing wit this blood shit before somebody hurt yo mamas only daughter. You a nice guy, look at that smile...cut the tuff shit out before it’s too late.”
Months later, Game admitted he pities 6ix9ine.
“I feel sad for that kid, man,” he told TMZ. “I feel sad for a lot of kids, you know, getting into this shit and don’t know what they doing man. Claiming to be something that they not, and you know, this how it turns out, man. So at this point I guess he got to do what he got to do to save yourself, but snitchin’ ain’t the way partner.”