“Ain’t no competition, so Kendrick went to Africa/ Ain’t no competition Cole went and got his baskets up/ But I’m here masking up, with the masking tape, fiends knocking on the door, we closed, don’t ask for Ye/ You see the Aftermath chains then don’t ask for Dre/ I’m a legend now, fuck when I pass away,” he raps.
Game’s long-awaited Drillmatic album has suffered several delays, but will finally be released on August 12. Game has been very tight-lipped about the features on his 10th studio LP but fans can expect to hear 30 tracks executive produced by the Grammy-winning Hit-Boy, seven of which feature samples from JAY-Z’s decorated discography.
In a recent interview with HipHopDX, Game explained that he got the blessings of both Nas and Chicago drill icon Lil Durk before settling on the album title.
“Originally, I gave [the title] Drillmatic to Durk because he’s from the Chi and it has the whole drill thing,” he explained. “I text Durk like, ‘Yo, call your next album Drillmatic.’ And he was like, ‘Yo, that’s fire.’ And then two years passed and he didn’t call nothing Drillmatic so I was like, ‘I’ma reel that back in.’
“And then Nas was in the room the day after, on the fourth day, working on music with Hit. I ran the title by him and he blessed it, and so then I ran with it. Because I don’t want to step on no toes, especially not with people I look up to. So yeah, we got Nas’ blessing, we started to run it and then it took on a life of its own and now we’re here.”