After calling his “Born 2 Rap” album his last, The Game is back as he links up with Hit-Boy for what he calls his “flex album.”
West coast rapper, The Game is officially out of retirement and back in the studio in “album mode.” Back in November of 2019, the Compton native released his ninth studio album, ‘Born 2 Rap.’ On a post via Instagram, The Game wrote the following confirming his retirement. “I’ve had a great run & surpassed my rap goals a long time ago,” he said at the time. “It will always be ‘QUALITY’ over ‘QUANTITY’ from where I stand. The REAL music will always prevail & this album will cap off an amazing run.”
Fans weren’t buying the retirement. One year later The Game released a new song titled ‘A.I. With the Braids‘ featuring Lil Wayne. Game’s manager Wack 100 at the time spoke with AllHipHop where he stated The Game will go beyond one song, revealing a new project called “30 For 30”, 30 songs displayed as a playlist.
“We’re calling it 30 for 30. You know with Game you never know. I know we’re about to start getting off into film, I know he’s definitely looking to manage and sign some artists, but Game has the passion for music, he has a studio at his home. Do I think Game could walk by his studio every day and totally ignore it? Hell naw. Do I think he’s not going to stay relevant without having something to say, he definitely will,” Wack 100 said.
Fast forward to 2022 and The Game is taking things further. The rapper has linked up with Hit-Boy, hoping to have the same magic the top producer has had with Nas‘ latest albums. The Game is already hyping the project via Instagram as he shares photos of himself with Hit-Boy. Along with the photos was the caption, “They call my ni–a @hitboy for a reason. Watch this rq #albummode” and “Day 2 & the album 1/2 way done… smokin ni–as like a roach this year. #albummode.”
The Game also shared a new and improved logo with the following caption, “The logo & the music is back,” The Game wrote in the post’s caption. “Watch my next album be my flex album !!! @hitboy.”