Game Remembers Guru, Clarifies Alchemist "400 Bars" Remarks

Exclusive: Game speaks about today's tragic Rap loss, as well as his reasoning for taking umbrage with Alchemist's "400 Bars" reaction.

This evening, HipHopDX spoke to Game. The Aftermath/Black Wall Street emcee is widely known for helping preserve the legacy of late N.W.A. founder Eric "Eazy E" Wright through songs, interviews and tattoos. Additionally, Game has spoken and rhymed about the losses of Tupac Shakur and Jam Master Jay.

Just hours after the announcement was made of Gang Starr emcee Guru's tragic death to cancer, Game briefly commented about the legendary '80s, '90s and '00s emcee. "That's an ugly situation, man. I'll say a couple quick words, and then we can keep it movin'," began the Compton, California superstar. "Anytime [tragedy] springs up on you, out of nowhere, it hurts. The fact that it's Guru, and I knew nothing about it - or his sickness [to begin with] - some people knew that he was sick, and others had no idea. I'm one of those people that didn't know. So the only thing I can do is mourn like the rest of us and send his family my condolences and wish him well on his journey to Heaven."

On his forthcoming R.E.D. album, due this June, Game was initially hoping to work with Guru's former partner, DJ Premier. While new reports have said that the collaboration remains undone, Game was briefly label-mates with Gang Starr Foundation associates M.O.P. during both's tenures at G-Unit Records.

In the interview, which will be published on DX throughout the rest of April, Game also spoke on last weekend's Twitter dispute with producer/emcee The Alchemist. After listening to Game's "400 Bars" freestyle, released last week, Alchemist (@AlanTheChemist) criticized the 20 minute ode as a "snooze." Game responded with threats towards his former collaborator on Twitter. While Alchemist later reminded press that the two collaborated alongside Prodigy on his 2004 album, 1st Infantry, Game explained his bothered reaction to the hit-maker for Cam'ron, Raekwon and Dilated Peoples.

"You might think I'm just layin' dormant, but I watch," said Game of his @IHateGame Twitter account. "I wasn't even following Alan [on Twitter]. You know how sometimes [things said about you] just pop up on your [Twitter] timeline? It just so happens that something made that pop up."

The emcee says that his Twitterfeed made him aware of Al's quick remark to "400 Bars." "I read it and I'm like, 'Well, why would he say that? I know it's his opinion and whatnot, but I think that I know [Alchemist] good enough, and he knows me good enough to where he knows God-damned well that that freestyle [as '400 Bars'] is a problem." Defending his freestyle and his abilities, Game said, "Let's just say that even if I didn't keep your attention, I still rapped for 20 minutes straight. Don't disrespect my craft, man. That's all I was on."

Clarifying, Game added, "My first comment [was really me saying] 'Come on Al, you know you wouldn't say that to my face. You wouldn't tell me that. So you're gonna do it over the Internet and throw a rock then hide your hands? So that was that day. I ain't really trippin' on Alan, man."

Game's fourth major label album, R.E.D., is presently due June 15 on Aftermath/Star Trak/Interscope Records.

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43 Comments

  • UgotDEALTwit

    Haters everywhere I gooooooooooooooo. 400 bars was hard and dissin Gay Unit is necessary since 50 is still relevant kill the head off the middle serpent so the other two don't keep growing back. Thats how u kill the three headed snake! Westcoast is on the rise love it or h8 it we dont give a fuck

  • DNYCEDARULER

    i fuck wit game every time...i know he may be a littel bi polar at times but son speaks from the heart and at the end of the day you gotta respect him and his craft...rappin 4 20 minutes ain't easy 4 anyone period...and SIMANGA what's up wit you using the "nigger" word fam...total disrespect...you must be a young boy or the Klan or some shit..lol

  • DNYCEDARULER

    i fuck wit game every time...i know he may be a littel bi polar at times but son speaks from the heart and at the end of the day you gotta respect him and his craft...rappin 4 20 minutes ain't easy 4 anyone period...and SIMANGA what's up wit you using the "nigger" word fam...total disrespect...you must be a young boy or the Klan or some shit..lol

  • Cochise

    The truth does hurt and that's exactly what Alan was referring to...da shit is wack as fuck...400 bars was a disaster from da beginning...fuck if you rapped for 20 mins or not, should've knock off 18 mins of it...

  • tmack30

    THE GAME 400 BARS IS SICK PERIOD CLOWNS

  • Hip Hop Fan 7

    Honestly, G-Unit disses are all whack now since the group isnt really relevant anymore.....It was cool to hate on them back in 2004 or 2005 since they were the #1 group that was out at the time....But now, its really played out and there is nothing left to say about them....This just proves Game still hasn't found away to market himself without some sort G-Unit assistance....Hate to say it, but its time for him to hang up the mic....His core fan base are way bigger G-Unit haters than Game fans anyway.....lol.

  • Simanga

    doesn`t this nigger give-up he is the gabarge of Compton, he always rap about dead MCs im tied of his mannauvers same boring tackticks, fuck Game nigger. He apologise to G_Unit camp, after lame dissing tracks wats is dat, fuck the nigger

  • getmoneyplayboi

    this shit super wack, if you gonna waste 20 min spittin over a classic beat like this you gotta at least keep my attention!!!! game need to step it up, i heard better 16's than this!!!!!!!

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  • Shefskitchen

    the GZA spoke on emcee's coming out with these long ass meaningless tracks, even if it is a freestyle ... that verse is on the Wutang forever album 1997 RIP Guru, you live on through your music.

    • wellifitisnt

      Word up. "Too many songs/Weak rhymes is mad long/Keep it brief son/Half short, twice strong" HARD!

  • bloodin

    Good luck on that album Game. Bottom line your one of our last hope's in hip hop and somebody that can pull off numbers who actualy really represents hip hop RIP GURU GANGSTARR FOR LIFE!!!

  • Rachael5922

    I will tell you in this thread, 100, 200, and 300 were humorous, insightful, and shocking at times, but 400 was just words that ryme for you to diss someone with just words that ryme. there wasn't much substance, perhaps next time, instead of making 1000 bars separately, just do it all at once, and then you can have like the longest song in history you would kill the Sugar Hill Gang's 17 minute song. Rappers Delight had much more meaning then 400 Barz.

    • Cultures Clothing Co.

      @ I_AM_BEAST Poet Laureate Infinity by Canibus is a masterpiece...I'm not feeling Game's at all...all of Game's songs sound incredibly repetitive to me, even though I like his voice and delivery. Same thing every song...letting us know that he's from the West Coast, he's a gangsta, and repping NWA...blah blah blah. Same shit, different laxative every song. He needs to work on finding some actual subject matter. Not hating, just giving my opinion, because I hate how there are literally Billions of different subjects to talk about, but most rappers just atlk about the same 3 or 4 over and over again.

    • I_Am_Beast

      Canibus did that 3 years ago, It's called Poet Laureate Infinity. He even said "Game did 300 Bars, I had to do 1,000". The shit's like an hour long, but it's been broken down and remixed several times because it's hard to sit through the whole thing.

  • tripl377

    ole change of heart ass faggot..fuck lame

  • Guru R.I.P Brother

    Why the f**k are y'all commentin on the game and alchemist situation. Can everyone just please pay respect to Guru. thats what its all about at the moment. We've just lost a legend and y'all are chatting about game and alchemist. faggot ass muthf***s. Rest In Peace Guru. Your legacy lives on brother

    • Mr Indiana

      R.I.P Guru.... But Damn You Made the shit your name B?!! I mean come on man.... You ain't one of those sick Cadaver head monsters are you? How you going to tell people what to say think or speak? You ain't MLK Malcom X Bill Clinton Obama Hitler none of those mafuckas!!! Bag Back!!! Say your respects and move the fuck on Jo!! Indy... 100$$

  • nice...

    al ain't a yes man, eventhough that's your boy, he'll still tell you "aye that was ass". nah those r my words but hopefully you get the point. RIP Guru

  • Sensaye21

    Just because you can spit 400 bars doesn't make you nice. If I shoot 200 shots in a basketball game and score 40 points does that make me a baller? That shit's boring. Game is a slightly above average MC who really has nothing to talk about. If he couldn't mention other people's name, and he couldn't talk about gang-banging (and trust me, this nigga is NOT a gang banger, he's just an ego-maniac with 100 bodyguards) he would have no material. Damn nigga, you write 400 bar verses and be on twitter talkin' shit all day...don't you live in Cali? Go outside nigga. Do something with yourself and get off niggas dicks already. Ultra sensitive ass nigga.

    • Teeknoes

      @ sesaye21: I 100% co-sign on your comment. For someone who who always threatens other artists for putting his name in their mouths, his whole "game" is talking about other folks in his raps! Find one song where he doesn't mention some other person in pop culture...you won't!

    • Teeknoes

      @ sesaye21: I 100% co-sign on your comment. For someone who who always threatens other artists for putting his name in their mouths, his whole "game" is talking about other folks in his raps! Find one song where he doesn't mention some other person in pop culture...you won't!

    • Mr Indiana

      I feel Dat!!! The niggas no Snoop, Pac, E 40, Spice 1, Yuk, Daz, Kurupt.. Prolly not even Xhibit or Warren G!!! Game took NWA's name, and fame and tried to bring it back to life for his own benefits, which have unfortunately seemed to work for the man left by his boo on National TV!! He's got paper but like you said he don't go outside... Probably because he talks shit to everybody so they all want to kill him/!!! You see how he jumped on Shyne's dick!!! Fuck Game!!! GGGGGG G Unit!!! -Yayo..

  • JOE6PACKNCGBORO336

    this is how he sale records

  • kush nap

    shut up game. just drop hot music. i like game on record. he just runs his mouth all day outside the booth. alchemist is a producer, he gave game a early look with an album feature on a mobb deep track. that track helped game, whether he wants to admit it or not. that track was tough. game should apologize and buy a beat from ALC and all will be good. 400 bars isnt 20 minutes of straight rappin either, because i can hear where game was punching in. that wasnt recoded in one shoot. and it was over a dead beat. ALC was tellin the truth. just drop hot music.

  • YOUAJOKE

    AFTER THAT 400 BARS I WAS HOPING NOT TO HEAR ANOTHER WORD FROM GAME IN MONTHS. THIS NIGGA IS BORING AS HELL & RED WILL FLOP

  • DB10000

    not really a fan of his but I don't think he'll find a single 2 difficult considering the producers he's working with not saying it'll be a good single tho!!

  • moh112

    good luck to game in finding a successful single for R.E.D.

  • Drucifer1983

    I like his music, but his attitude makes me wish I didnt "You know you wouldnt say that to my face" Game is 6'4", 220 lbs of gang banger and Alchemist is a scrawny ass white guy who's probably only a few inches away from being a legal midget, who are you impressin with that comment?? alc aint even say it in a rude way, he just said it was boring and less is more...... Its called constructive criticism Mr tough guy, learn how to deal with it

    • Make Money pl;ease

      I agree man people dont take well to constructive criticism I like Game tho he make good music and Alchemist makes good beats and its obv Game would ether aLCHEMIST with 1 hook

    • OTAY

      Let's look at the big picture here... "a 6'4", 220 lbs of gang banger" having a twitter account...I mean who blogs about being a thug?...this shit is corny

    • LOL =)

      He is simply saying "You know you wouldnt say that to my face" because, if Al' heard this for the first time in front of Game he probably would have given him props...lol.....thats why>>>

    • MamaSaidKnockYouOut

      "Alchemist is a scrawny ass white guy who's probably only a few inches away from being a legal midget" That, right there, was some funny shit. Haha, but seriously, I think you're totally right in what you say, there's nothing impressive about being able to threaten a guy the size of Alc, it doesn't make Game look hard/tough/gangsta or whatever, just makes him look real sensitive. Anyways, I'm hyped for The R.E.D. Album, I just wish he could make a fucking dope single and get people truly excited about that shit.

  • Dj NZA

    alchemist and game should collab

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  • THETRUTH100

    AUTHOR IS A FUKIN QUEER

  • THETRUTH100

    JAKE LAME JUNE 6TH IS A SUNDAY U FUKIN DUMB ASS...ALBUM AINT DROPPIN THAT DAY FOOL

  • Heathen

    RED ALBUM IS GONNA BE TIGHT...FIRST

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