Although Ye said he would beat comedian Pete Davidson’s ass on the track, the moment doubled as a reunion between Kanye and Hit-Boy as the pair famously connected for “Niggas In Paris” from 2011’s Watch The Throne but fell out over the years.
The song, produced by Hit-Boy, flips Eazy—E’s “Eazy-Duz-It” with Dr. Dre, a single touched by several artists including Slim Thug and Three 6 Mafia. Even with Ye stealing all the headlines for his verse about his current girlfriend Julia Fox and jokes about his divorce to estranged wife Kim Kardashian, the Compton-born Game sounds energized and refreshed looking back on surviving shootouts and echoing the sentiment, “My life was never easy.”
The rift between Hit-Boy and Ye became apparent long before Big Sean aired out his grievances on the Drink Champs podcast at the end of 2021. After the release of Nas’ Kings Disease II album, the California producer made it clear he and Nas didn’t need an army of people to produce a lauded album, even as Ye’s Donda arrived with unreal hype and a bloated guest list.
“It’s not a hundred n-ggas producing the beat,” Hit-Boy said during a Kings Disease II release party. “It’s not a hundred n-ggas writing the rhymes, n-gga. It’s two n-ggas in the studio. I hear this shit right now, homie. It’s going down. King’s Disease II. Stream that shit, buy that shit.”
Now it appears the two have at least buried the hatchet, at least for Game’s new single. Revisit “Eazy” in full from Ye and The Game below.