(June 21, 2019) Today, Compton rapper The Game returns with the release of his new song called “West Side.” The haunting head nodding track is produced by Wallis Lane, Big Duke and Prince while The Game delivers bravado lyrics on the West Coast anthem. “West Side” is the first release from The Game’s forthcoming ninth studio album Born 2 Rap to be released via Entertainment One/Prolific/ 5th Amendment Entertainment.
“’West Side’ is the street single off my FINAL ALBUM!!! I put everything I had into #Born2Rap….my TRUE FANS deserve this CLASSIC!!!,” says The Game.
“West Side” marks the first release from The Game since his previous album 1992debuted on top of the Billboard Rap & Independent Album Charts in 2016. 1992became The Game’s eighth consecutive #1 debut on the R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap Album Chart according to Billboard.
ABOUT THE GAME:
Born Jayceon Terrell Taylor, two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum Compton rapper, songwriter, producer, actor, and entrepreneur The Game locked down a place in the pantheon alongside greats of both coasts by a combination of bar-for-bar bravado, provocative observation, hard-hitting hooks, and sharp introspection. Now, he delivers possibly his “final album” in the form of the aptly titled, Born 2 Rap.
His previous album 1992 tied the record for “most number ones on the Billboard Top Rap Albums Chart” with Drake at eight and “the third most number ones on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart” alongside 2Pac and Lil Wayne also at eight in 2016. He started this impressive legacy with double-platinum 2005 full-length debut, The Documentary. It not only bowed at #1 on the BillboardTop 200 and garnered GRAMMY® nods in the categories of “Best Rap Song” and “Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group,” but it also emerged as a classic avowed by Pitchfork among the “Top 50 Albums of 2005” and chosen on Complex’s “Classic Albums of the Last Decade.” The 2006 follow-up Doctor’s Advocate retained his spot at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and went platinum. Maintaining positions in the Top 10, he ignited a prolific string of blockbuster releases—L.A.X. , The R.E.D. Album , Jesus Piece , Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf , The Documentary 2 , The Documentary 2.5. , and 1992.
The 2019 powerhouse lives up to the promise of its name especially on the first single from Born 2 Rap, “West Side” where his rapping remains as on point as ever.