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Namedrops in the latest Game mixtape: we count them

Triple H

A few weeks or so back, dunno when don’t care, The Game released a new mixtape. It appeared on the “new” page of Spotify and everything. It’s pretty mediocre, unless you really enjoy Young Buck guest verses. However, we had nothing better to do here at ILB, so instead we’ve decided to tabulate every single name drop in every single track and see if we could draw some mathematical conclusions from this. I know there’s little I enjoy more of a Saturday than doing such.

Baggage Claim

DJ Haze, Lil Weezy, Baby, Mary J Blige, LL Cool J (twice, the first time, seemingly without irony, as a “shout out for no fucking reason), DefJam, Kool G Rap, Kool Herc, Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, Beyonce (he’s annoyed he didn’t get a wedding invite, I’m unsure where this fits into the Ahmenijad metaphor), Chris Paul, Jack Nicholson, Kobe Bryant, Face, Ma%e, Geto Boys, Scarface (apparently he grew up listening to him, and not COMPTON COMPTON COMPTON artistes like he’s said previously), Nas, Suge Knight, the guy who beat up Suge Knight, Dr Dre, Barry Manilow (seriously), 50 Cent, Proof, Jimmy Henchman.

Song length: 193 seconds.

Name drops:  26

Red Rockin’ ft Germ Ghee

Dr Dre (twice), Dr Dre’s daughter(twice, I think she should probably invest in a can of mace asap), Don Cheadle (The Game doesn’t think much of his acting skills), Tupac, “Malone” (he doesn’t say if he means Molly or Frank) , Jim Jones, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Tim Hardaway, Public Enemy,

Song length: 150 seconds

Name drops: 12

Our Turn

DJ Clue, Kayslay, Funkmaster Flex, DJ Green Lantern, DJ Haze, New Jersey Devil, DJ Khaled, (four times each) 50 Cent (three times), Young Buck (four times), Tony Yayo (twice), Lloyd Banks (four times), Fat Joe, T-Pain, The Game’s father, Nas, Dr Dre (twice), Suge Knight

Song length: 307 seconds

Name drops: 48

Enemy

Scott Storch, Godzilla, Mario Wynans, Notorious BIG, Treach (I find this hilarious that, when looking for a “I hold triggers like” line, the first person he mentions is fucking Treach),

Song length: 242 seconds

Name drops: 5 (although Game only has one verse on this, and it ends with Wyclef offering to teach him either to record creole music, or to cook creole cuisine, it’s never fully elaborated)

Bang Along

NWA (six  times), Killer Wayne, Patrick Ewing, Michael Jordan, MC Ren, MC Hammer (twice), The Game’s father (twice), LL Cool J, Uncle Luke, Ice Cube

Song length: 341 seconds

Name drops: 17 (song ends with two minute long anecdote about how The Game went to an ice cream van and was disappointed by the poor level of choice on offer)

Maybach Dons ft Rick Ross

Nas (twice), Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys (twice), James Bond (twice), Dr Dre, Notorious BIG, Martin Luther, Alex Hayley, 50 Cent,

Song length: 239 seconds

Name drops: 13, also features Rick Ross saying “I fuck pianos”, pretty much apropos of nothing

Nice ft Newz

Dr Dre (twice), Irv Gotti (three), Suge Knight, Mariah Carey, Flo-Rida, Lil Bow Wow, Nas, Supreme, Jay-Z, Tupac, Sean Bell, Notorious BIG (twice), Big Tigger, Too Short, P Diddy, Mario Wynans

Song length: 278 seconds

Name drops: 21

Number One

P Diddy, Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson, Notorious BIG, Tupac, Frank Sinatra, K-Ci and Jojo, Dr Dre, Penny Hardaway, Caine and O-Dog from Menace to Society,

Song length: 253 seconds

Name drops: 12

Ghetto Life

The Firm, Dr Dre (twice), 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Notorious BIG, Martin Luther King, Eazy-E (“how the fuck did Eazy die.” Someone missed sex-ed at school), Snoop Dogg, Dogg Pound, Suge Knight (twice)

Song length: 239 seconds

Name drops: 12

Compton Story

The Dukes of Hazzard, Slick Rick, Snoop Dogg, Biz Markie

Song length: 232 seconds (entire song done in the worst “Singstar: Imprisoned Sarf Lahndahner Edition” Slick Rick impression).

Name drops: 4 (it’s a story rap, and yet he still manages to fit in four drops)

Where You From ft shitty Twitter meme repository and former rapper Fabolous

Eazy-E, Notorious BIG, Ma$e, Dave Chappelle, Jay-Z, Just Blaze

Song length: 79 seconds

Name drops: 6

Show is Over ft XO

Rembrandt, Dr Dre, Donovan Greene, Busta Rhymes, Russell Long

Song length: 141 seconds

Name drops: 5

Cop Killa

Hannibal Lecter, Rodney King, Jodeci, Michael Jordan, NWA, Beastie Boys, 8-Ball and MJG, Amadou Diallo, Huey P Newton, Denzel Washington

Song length: 226 seconds

Name drops: 11

Hustler’s Dream

Kool and the Gang, O-Dog, Ice Cube, Nas, Notorious BIG, Dr Dre (twice), Snoop Dog, Tupac, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Irv Gotti, P Diddy, Jimmy Iovine,  Lil Eazy-E, Oscar De La Hoya, Roy Jones Jr (twice), Rosa Parks

Song length: 276 seconds

Name drops: 19

Red Magic ft Lil Wayne

Eminem (twice), Cash Money, Damon Dash, Jay-Z, Babyface, Chris Paul, Jamie Foxx, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Hot Boys, Kanye West (twice)

Song length: 313 seconds

Name drops:  12

All These Hoes

Britney Spears, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Young Jeezy,

Song length: 262 seconds

Name drops: 4 (although, I can’t remember if Game actually raps on this)

Nightmares

Freddie Krueger, Raekwon, Wu-Tang Clan, Killa Beez, Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Dr Dre (twice), Notorious BIG, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Jay-Z

Song length: 232 seconds

Name drops: 12

Hate ft Young Buck

George W Bush, Tupac

Song length: 188 seconds

Name drops: 2, but you also get about a minute long sample of Katt Williams’ stand-up

After Life ft Jadakiss, Bun B, Pusha T, Fat Joe and Young Buck

Faith Evans, Funkmaster Flex, P Diddy, Notorious BIG (four times times), Tupac (thee times), Jay-Z, Rakim, Freddie Foxx, Kool G Rap, Boogie Down Productions, Bobby Brown, Cold Crush Brothers, Lord Finesse, EPMD, Slick Rick, Dana Dane, Pimp C (twice), Geto Boys, Rap-A-Lot, Royal Flush, Luke, Poison Clan, Gucci Crew, Konvicts, Gangsta Nip,  Teddy Riley, Nas, Jay-Z, KRS-One, Eazy-E, Keisha Cole, Mac Dre, Jam Master Jay, Big L, Big Pun, Big Daddy Kane, NWA, Radio Raheem, Humpty Hump, KRS-One, Furious Five, Cold Crush, Queen Latifah (four times), G-Unit, Scarface, Outkast, 8 Ball, UGK, Ray Charles, Rick Ross, Jimmy Iovine

Song length: 331 seconds

Name drops: 60

Overall length: 4522 seconds

Overall namedrops: 301, or a namedrop for every 15 seconds regardless of if its the chorus, an intro, or an instrumental break.

Name drops of Note:

50 Cent: mentioned on five songs

Dr Dre: mentioned on ten songs

Jay-Z: mentioned on ten songs

Nas: mentioned on five songs

Notorious BIG: mentioned on nine songs

Tupac: mentioned seven times

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  1. intensities
    October 19, 2009 at 1:39 am

    I vote this blog be re-titled “I Fuck Pianos.”

    And Treach is a hard dude. Don’t sleep.

  1. January 21, 2010 at 1:45 pm

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