Hip-hop fans are feeling a certain way after The Game compared NBA YoungBoy to Tupac Shakur for this generation.
While promoting his new album Drillmatic, the Compton rapper recently spoke with Montreality and compared the 22-year-old Last Slimeto musician to the late superstar.
Game said that NBA YoungBoy would be this generation’s Tupac.
“So sometimes when you see an 18-year-old kid say, ‘NBA YoungBoy is better than Tupac,’ it’s not because he actually is or Tupac is better than NBA YoungBoy. It’s just the Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron thing… It’s just different eras of greatness. You should just appreciate ’em now, because an 18-year-old cannot appreciate or relate to Tupac because they weren’t even alive.”
“Tupac has been dead for 26 years, so an 18-year-old kid wasn’t even born for another six years after he died,” he explained. “So why would you expect him to relate to Tupac over NBA YoungBoy? Somebody who is just a few years older than him who he listens to every day, who’s probably living the same type of lifestyle that he’s living.”
NBA YoungBoy’s verse on “O.P.P.” was supposedly cut from Game’s album Drillmatic because of financial constraints. The management of Game claimed that despite the NBA giving them a “heck of a deal,” they were still unable to pay for the $150,000 feature.
Pac has previously been compared to a contemporary rapper. When Fat Joe said that DaBaby was a “2021 version” of Pac, it caused a stir last year, and many people criticized Joe for his remarks.
Game’s long-awaited album Drillmatic was finally released in August. It opened at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 and produced songs featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Big Sean.