The Cleveland-born artist sat with Jeff and Eric Rosenthal of OTHERtone’s The Blog Era and discussed the details of throwback moment.
“So yeah, I’m aware that Kanye is there and Game is there,” Charles Hamilton began. “Kanye West comes around the corner with this like, Melania Trump-looking chick and he talking his Kanye shit. I’m like, ‘Mr. West,’ and he like, ‘Ahh!’ And he said some shit. He’s reading a program, and it’s like a dress up event and he says, this gon’ be difficult to go to because I dress down when I dress up and I dress up when I dress down. So his girl does a Vanna White laugh.”
He continued: “So The Game comes out and Kanye, and The Game start talking about how they were cyphering outside of Nike Town. So I was like, ‘Yo, ya’ll want to get a cypher going right now?'”
The podcast episode went on to talk about how the cypher was impromptu, and each rapper spit acappella while continuing to pick up where the other person left off at. The entire cypher was filmed by Hamilton’s team and posted on SkeeTV by DJ Skee, who was one of the most prominent figures in the Hip Hop blog space during that time.
“It was one of the rare exhibitions of me believing in myself,” Charles Hamilton said. “Props to me, but like, I believed in myself.”
Listen to the full episode featuring Charles Hamilton below:
All three men have been in the news for music, but also an assortment of other reasons throughout the years.
According to unsealed court documents obtained by Law360, unbeknownst to Yeezy, adidas was given legal permission to freeze nearly $100million in funds in November 2022 because of the Chicago rapper’s antisemitic remarks.
Kanye West did not get the opportunity to fight back against the legal order because it was an ex parte decision, meaning it was granted without waiting for a response from the other side.
Meanwhile, The Game recently lashed out at Lil Pump for a wardrobe decision he made in April 2023. Pump shared a selfie to social media which was reposted by The Shade Room‘s Instagram account last month, and Game couldn’t help himself but to chime in about the rapper’s flamboyant fit.
“The rapture coming,” the West Coast rapper commented. His end of the world prediction has since compiled over 18,000 likes.
The photo in question finds Pump taking a mirror selfie with black pants a long v-neck white t-shirt and a feminine magenta short puffer jacket that barely extends below his armpits.
As for Charles Hamilton, his name surfaced when he and Doja Cat engaged in an unlikely war-of-words in 2022. Doja actually mistook Charles Hamilton for “Comin Where I’m From” artist Anthony Hamilton and didn’t realize it until she was knee-deep into the past confrontation.
“Doja Cat, you gotta chill. The whole world is watching and yes, judging you. Time to grow up,” Hamilton wrote while taking a shot at the “Kiss Me More” artist out of nowhere. “I know. SUcks. But yeah…”
Doja Cat responded by telling the former Interscope Records artist that he “ain’t shit” before realizing it was Charles and not Anthony Hamilton. She then let off a series of disses which resulted in Charles Hamilton backing down by deleting his original tweet and not responding.
“OMGGGG CHARLES OMMMMMMMGGGGGGGG. Bro i thought you were Anthony Hamilton i was about to tell my whole family I was so excited,” she wrote in a series of follow-up tweets. “BRO I FEEL SO FUCKIN DUMB. IMAGINE HE WAS ANTHONY HAMILTON THOUGH?!?!?”
Doja then went on to belittle Charles Hamilton by bringing up his catalog standout “Brooklyn Girls.” “U that one dude that was like “YABADABADABA BROOKLYN GIRLS,” she said.