After making an unexpected return to the spotlight with Ye on “Eazy,” Los Angeles native The Game is streaking towards success with his self-proclaimed “album of the year” Drillmatic – Mind Vs. Heart.
Drillmatic is executive produced by super-producer Hit-Boy, the instrumentalist behind a Nas’ Grammy-winning King’s Disease series, Benny The Butcher’s Burden Of Proof and more. Despite a couple of delays since its original June 24 release date, The Game’s new album finally arrives almost a month later, with no lack of content for his fans.
Attributing the delay to sample clearances, artist agreements, mix approvals and other complications, The Game assured his fans that he has put his heart and soul into this project, loading it with 30 songs despite some disagreement from his camp.
Weeks later, Game has revealed the tracklist for his upcoming release, revealing 30 tracks but omitting any potential features. Notably, the track “Black Slim Shady” brings us a 10-minute diss track directed at Eminem, as well as a voicemail from Drake for the “DRAKE with the BRAIDS” interlude.
Bringing the heat for his first project in two years, the Los Angeles legend brings an army of features on his project, notably bringing along stars like Lil Wayne, Fivio Foreign, Pusha T, Ice-T, Ty Dolla $ign and many more, with a total of 30 features for 31 tracks.
As we patiently waited for Drillmatic, The Game decided to bless fans with a new single off the project titled “Violence” (June 21) — a soulful track that addresses everything from his problems with Dr. Dre to his drug dealing days. Hit-Boy’s production brings a refined cinematic aspect to “Violence” — boasting singing strings and epic drums that add to the dramatic quality of The Game’s lyrics.
This is not the end for me
I’m living through my infamy
Every gun shot is a bitter sweet symphony
That’s why Hit Boy brought in the symphonyThe Game — “Violence”
Along with his Kanye-assisted single “Eazy” in February — an introspective track that goes into the nitty gritty of both rappers’ personal struggles — Drillmatic is poised to be the album that sets The Game apart from his peers once more.
Check out ‘DRILLMATIC’ by The Game and Hit-Boy below!