Last week, Snoop Dogg said West Coast artists shouldn’t hate on each other. Apparently the Game agrees.
“Us on the West Coast, we are the biggest and worst enemies of our own self,” Game said. In last week’s Mixtape Monday, Snoop called for Game and Ras Kass to make peace. “Every time somebody from the West rises — I think Snoop will tell you the same thing — [some other West Coast artists] will try to hate you down. You just gotta keep your head up, man. … A lot of these guys are cats I tried to help. You gotta help yourself more than I can help you. I don’t think they understand that. But I got love for all my West Coast MCs, anybody from the West Coast. I am the West Coast.”
Game says at one time, he too had a little hate in his blood and sparked off a feud with Xzibit. The beef officially ended a few months ago when X-to-da-Z recorded a verse for the Game’s collaboration with Snoop, “California Vacation.”
“I brought the track to Snoop and said, ‘This joint is a West Coast joint,’ ” Game said of how the song materialized. “I said I didn’t want to do it if it’s not 100 percent what it used to be. He said, ‘Fo sho, nephew.’ He laid it down.
“I took it back to the studio, I was gonna finish the third verse,” he continued. “Xzibit walks through the door. … Nose snarling, I turned into a pit bull when I saw Xzibit. There was some friction between me and Xzibit, and it was by me — me being a disrespectful West Coast artist. I said some things about Xzibit, he said some things back through the media. There was always hatred. I had that West Coast hatred. I was telling you about some of these young guys who have hate, but I shook it fast. [X] reached out his hand, I reached out mine. I told him I had this West Coast verse, played me and Snoop’s verse, he blew a little something, wrote a little something, and it is what it is: ‘California Vacation.’ West Coast unity.” …