The Game gives Drake a tour of Compton in the duo’s new video for “100,” highlighting both the struggle and the sense of community that defines the former rapper’s hometown. The Theo Skudra-directed clip finds the duo rapping dizzying lines throughout the city, between shots of men lifting weights, women at the hair salon and cops on the prowl. “This my city, nigga,” Game boasts over skittering drums. “Everybody know it.”
“L.A. niggas be the craziest / these niggas do some shady shit,” Game raps before referencing the ongoing Lil Wayne-Birdman feud. “Niggas will run up on your car, catch you off-guard, like the Lil Wayne and Baby shit.” Drake shows off his verbal dexterity in a spree of lines about keeping it real: “I would have so many friends if I didn’t have money, respect and accomplishments,” he says. “I would have so many friends if I held back the truth and I just gave out compliments.”
“Keep it eight more than 92,” the Game said in a statement. “Brought my ace Drake out to my hood, and we lit it up. My hood. My family. My world. #WinnersCircle.”
“100” is the second single from the Game’s upcoming sixth LP, The Documentary 2, out August 28th via Blood Money Entertainment/eOne Music. The album – a sequel to his 2005 debut, The Documentary – reportedly features production from heavyweights like Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Just Blaze, Swizz Beats and Timbaland, among others.
Last month, the Game was charged with a misdemeanor count of assault and battery and a felony count of making criminal threats following an alleged March 29th altercation with an off-duty police officer during a basketball game. If convicted, the rapper faces up to three years in prison.
The newly single Game is also starring in a new VH1 reality series, She’s Got Game, in which his celebrity friends play matchmaker, selecting 10 women to join him on a national tour from Los Angeles to Miami. The show – which follows his previous VH1 project, Marrying the Game – premieres Monday, August 10th at 9 p.m. EST.