The Game once again feels like he’s not being given his flowers. Rolling Stone released their “200 Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time” list, and the Cali-bred rapper was disheartened to see his 2005 debut The Documentary didn’t make the cut.
“@RollingStone How is ‘The Documentary’ not on the list for 200 Greatest Rap Albums Of All Time?” Game wrote on Twitter on Friday (June 10). “I carried an entire coast for 20 years on the back of my 1st album. Cause I don’t walk red carpets, play dress up, smile or fake laugh at brunches I don’t count? #Drillmatic July 1.”
@RollingStone how is “The Documentary” not on the list for 200 Greatest Rap Albums Of All Time ? I carried an entire coast for 20 years on the back of my 1st album. Cause I don’t walk red carpets, play dress up, smile or fake laugh at brunches I don’t count ? #Drillmatic July 1st
— The Game (@thegame) June 10, 2022
This is hardly the first time The Game has aired his grievances against those who haven’t GOATed him. The “Hate It Or Love It” lyricist has made some audacious claims to hype up his next project Drillmatic, including that it will solidify him and Hit-Boy as rap’s next iconic rapper-producer duo.
He declared on Instagram back in January the project would put the duo within the upper echelon of tag-teams such as Nas and DJ Premier, JAY-Z and Just Blaze, and DMX and Swizz Beatz.
In January, The Game also came for Ebro Darden, T.I. and Funk Flex, who had curated a list of names they believed to be the top 50 rappers of all time. The Game’s moniker was nowhere to be found.
“@oldmanebro @funkflex & @troubleman31…… I ain’t forgot about these lists…,” The Game wrote in an Instagram caption. “#DRILLMATIC coming soon…. HURRICANE GAME LIVES y’all shoulda just threw my baby mamas in there too !!!!”
In a 2021 interview with HipHopDX, The Game lamented the lack of quality in the rap game and said his new album is about to change that.
“It fucking sucks there’s no real substance in music anymore, but we have to go through it until it’s fruitful again,” he said at the time. “Logic is working with Madlib. And of course, Kendrick and Cole, and then I’m coming back again. Shit’s coming.”
Check out Rolling Stone’s full list of “200 Greatest Hip-Hop Albums” here.