The Game wants his flowers.
Earlier this week, Rolling Stone published its list of the 200 Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time and the Compton rapper was nowhere to be found.
Taking to social media, Game put the magazine on blast for omitting his breakout 2005 debut The Documentary from the list, arguing that the album had an undeniable impact on West Coast rap.
“@RollingStone how is ‘The Documentary’ not on the list for 200 Greatest Rap Albums Of All Time ?” he tweeted. “I carried an entire coast for 20 years on the back of my 1st album.”
According to Game, he believes the snub is motivated by industry politics. “Cause I don’t walk red carpets, play dress up, smile or fake laugh at brunches I don’t count ?” he asked.
@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
He also criticized the publication for not understanding hip-hop culture. “1ST THEY STEAL THE CULTURE, THEN THEY DISRESPECT IT,” he added in his caption. “Y’all brains fried af !!! Some things you just gotta laugh at. They’ll try to erase you if you let em.”
Game wasn’t the only one unhappy with the list. Meek Mill also blasted Rolling Stone for omitting him, arguing that the editors who compiled the list were not qualified for the job. “Most of the people that run rap behind the scenes can’t really relate to us …. When y’all make list like these y’all discredit other rappers brands with this bs,” he said in an Instagram Story.
He shared a photo of the magazine’s mostly white “Culture Council,” adding, “They gotta let an all Black team rate the greatest 200 rock albums next… smh.”
The 200 Greatest Rap Albums of All Time – Rolling Stone how do y’all determine these list “marketing money” y’all be tripping tryna discredit us… I ain’t been active lately but ain’t no wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy tf https://t.co/pmd9b2ogRA
— MeekMill (@MeekMill) June 9, 2022
While Game and Meek Mill didn’t make the list, Rolling Stone’s top 10 Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time included Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, JAY-Z’s The Blueprint, and The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die, which topped the list.
On July 1, Game is set to drop his new album Drillmatic, which he has declared the “best album of 2022.” The project is expected to feature a collaboration with Chris Brown and Chloe Bailey that samples Janet Jackson.