The Game continues to dominate music news, as he names Amy Winehouse as his dream collaboration outside of Hip Hop.
Following on from his latest release, Drillmatic, The Game and producer Hit-Boy sat down with Billboard to talk music. It is within this conversation where The Game makes the pleasantly surprising statement. Speaking to Billboard‘s Carl Lamarre, the Los Angeles emcee named Amy Winehouse as his dream collaboration outside of Hip Hop. When asked the question, without hesitation, The Game was indeed all praise for the legendary British singer.
“Mine easy. Mine’s always gonna be Amy Winehouse,” The Game said. “She’s hard as f*ck. Her voice, man, her voice and my voice over some jazz music would be on some other sh*t.”
Although Winehouse sadly died in 2011, The Game remains hopeful that he will be able to add her to his list of collaborations, posthumously. He stated, “We probably gotta sample some Amy or something and put it over some trombones or something and go crazy!”
Amy Winehouse, much-loved globally by fans and artists alike, Amy crossed musical genres with her distinctive deep and emotional jazz tones. Naming Lisa Left-Eye Lopes as a figure of inspiration for her, it wouldn’t be her first posthumous Hip Hop collaboration. For example, in 2012, Nas features her legendary vocals on Cherry Wine off his Life is Good album.
Drillmatic is the tenth studio album released by The Game since his debut album in 2005, The Documentary. Previously working with artists like Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Nas, he wanted to bridge the gap between generations. Furthermore, explaining the reason behind the album title, The Game refers to an album released almost thirty years ago. He said: “Illmatic is one of the illest hip-hop albums of all time, and drill music is what the new generation of rap is doing.”