Game Speaks On Reconciling With Dr. Dre, Working With Kendrick Lamar

Chuck Taylor reflects on reuniting with Dre during the height of his beef with 50 Cent.

Dr. Dre stayed out of his beef with 50 Cent, but Game recently explained how their reconciliation came to be. Speaking with Hard Knock TV, the Compton, California native said that Dre reached out to him for help on Detox after keeping in touch over the years.

“The reason we didn’t connect musically throughout is because he didn’t want to get between that whole me and 50 beef, and I understood. He had his trials and tribulations in his career, and I didn’t think he should jump in mines or be a part of that, and if he didn’t want to, I didn’t care,” he explained. “So he called one day and was like, ‘Yo, you wanna work?’ I was like ‘Yeah.’ He’s like, ‘Come down, I need some help.’ So I came down, we had a conversation. He asked me if I needed anything from him, and I was like, nah, I don’t really need anything. And I told him I was there for whatever he needed for Detox, and I started going in.”

He also spoke on his relationship with Kendrick Lamar, who appears on his chart-topping The R.E.D. Album. Game explained that their friendship goes way back, and that K. Dot is heavily featured on Detox.

“Before Kendrick Lamar was Kendrick Lamar, he was K. Dot and he ran with me. I took him and Jay Rock on a tour with me and Snoop, way long time ago, and so I always told K. Dot to stay focused and he would get his day, and he did. It’s almost his time. He all over Detox.”

Watch the full interview below.

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35 Comments

  • Anonymous

    On some real shit, that nigga Game had/has a lot of potential, but that nigga stay acting like a high school boy in a man's body. If he'd stop all that childish shit and take his profession serious, he probably could leave a serious mark on the industry.

  • Jersey Finest Kings

    You all some ungrateful M' fers, the Red album is not a classic but its definitely the best album so far this year... Idiots

  • kingrichard1

    detox wack daz y its neva comin out,if he cared bout da "fans" dre wooda been dropped,only idiots lettin betta music pass dem by & complain while waitin 4 a artist dat dnt care bout y'all or music like he used 2...http://www.youtube.com/user/Darealkingrichard?feature=mhee

  • Moses

    Kendrick Lamar All Over Detox. Hell Yeah!

  • Sensaye252

    I don't discount Game's talent. I mean, he's not a GREAT MC, but he's not wack either. But I have to say, I have NEVER in all my years of listening to rap, ever heard a MC that talks about other artists so much. He is THE BIGGEST DICK RIDER IN THE HISTORY OF HIP-HOP. He's always talking about someone else, especially Dre. He's obsessesed with that nigga. Game is a fuckin' creep. Mark my words, celebrity rehab 2013.

    • kingrichard1

      i think he may b obsessed wit him 4real so i agree on dat but THE BIGGEST DICK RIDER IN THE HISTORY OF HIP-HOP???? naw i think he jus a superfan of da mc's of it & it comes out a lil 2 much like u dnt say "everything" u think & nt a great mc is understatement seeing hw he a "gangsta mc" daz real lyrical,nt a nas type rapper...http://www.youtube.com/user/Darealkingrichard?feature=mhee

  • Anonymous

    why does he scream aftermath and he not on the label?

    • Anonymous

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    • Anonymous

      is you fuckin stupid kanye west is a roc a fella artist what fuckin planet you from

    • Anonymous

      Kanye's technically on Def Jam, yet he yells Roc-A-Fella. It's called affiliation, genius.

  • This nigga game feels on his weebles at night and then sniffs his hand.

    I swear, in almost every photo, this nigga game always got his lips puckered up.

  • Anonymous

    he act like him and 50 was EPMD hahaa this was a label deal 50 gave him hits and that was it after the documentry dropped thats hen he got that ego after being in the basement for 2 years working on his album

  • atribecalledted

    I thought the red album sucked except for "The City", "Paramedics", "Ricky" and "Martians VS Goblins". I thought everything else was type ass. That shit with Drake- HUFF, That shit with Lloyd and Mario- GARBAGE, Shit with Chris Breezy mega DOO DOO in the ears, that Dre and Snoop shit sounding like a cut that didn`t make the Chronic 2001, That born in the trap shit and that one where he doing his Bigger voice are very DISRESPECTFUL. He fell off so much since the Dr. advocate

    • on top right now

      k.Dot is more lyrical, Fred Da godson is more creative, Lil B has more Charisma, lil twist gets more Bitches, Big K.R.I.T. is more real and makes better songs, Meek Mill is more street and he doesn`t have a butter fly on his face. So game fell off so much

    • Pedro Fraire

      I rather listen to K. Dot than this Nigga

    • Anonymous

      What was good about those bull shit chick songs. Game is on his ass shit. Game has no style of his own. He is a piggie back MC.

    • atribecalledted

      only because of beanie. the Broad street Bully hops on its fire. STATE PROP SON

    • JG

      wow you faggot, obv you dont appreciate good music, R.E.D. was the best rap album of the year, period. The only track I cudve done without was that pot of gold bull, but Game brings fire production and switches up his flow on enough tracks to keep the listener excited.

    • hiphopdon

      heavy artillery goes hard too

  • da1

    It's to the graveyard for you Game. You had a decent run but lets face it your done. Who cares where your album debuted at. Fabolous had a number 1 album off of selling 88k the first week. Thats nothing to get hype about. Your ablum wont even go turd let alone gold.

    • Dav Bukujian

      LOL he makes a comment on hip hop and you attack his social life? Real mature

    • da1

      Shut your dickhead ass up. You work at Dunkin Donuts and molest animals. Continue wearing your mothers clothes at night when no ones watching like always. I didn't say you had to sell records to be considered good. Game is okay but he name drops waaayyy too much and thinks too much of himself. He was talking all that stuff about him always going plat and selling alot of records the first week. Now it's not looking all that good for him now. But he'll be okay aslong as he has cum guzzlers such as yourself cheering him on.

    • Ryan MacQueston

      some of the best albums ever never touched 100k faggot

  • cole world

    game will never top his 1st 2 albums, they wer sik...classics in my opinion. best tracks off the red album wer easily the city drug test martians vs goblins born in the trap ricky mama knows (TAKE OUT NELLY FURTADO) these are the only tracks off the lp that i will listen to in the future COLE WORLD

  • Anonymous

    Oh Hell no not again, yo we know for sure that Game work for DX everyday he is on their page, son we already know that you had to reconcile with Dr. Dre after put his business out in the street when you Said he was GAY and in the closet, Dont matter now this isnt going to increase your album sells let it go, and yo DX try writing about some other rapper out here man, there are about a million and one of them, give them a spot to shine too, yo i and sick of see game up here.

  • "toot TOOt"

    all aboard the express bus to E1 or duckdown records......Game is toast its a wrap lmao!!!!

  • GOOD MUSIC IS GOOD MUSIC

    It's true that he knows K dot from back in the day, he has a song with him when he was like 18 or something called Calli Niggaz pretty dope. His album was dope but he left out other dope songs like dead people, love and it must be tough. And he shouldve cut the length or replaced all the way gone, Hello, speakers on blast and Cali dream (because he did like father like son which was much better)

    • BreakingNews

      Speakers on blast is sick, def shouldve stayed on the album. I agree with the other tracks tho. He shouldve kept the album to 15 songs, and saved the dr. dre skits for his next project.

  • Anonymous

    game recognise game!

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