West Coast's own The Game recently spoke about the late Tupac Shakur by namming his top five favorite records from the hip-hop star. Game says in his top five, he opted out of chosing any of 2Pac's posthumous tracks.
Like Tupac, Compton native Game is never one to hold his tongue. His most recent outburst came at the expensive of one Jay-Z or "Uncle Otis" as he likes to call him. But aside from the thuggery and gangsta talk, Game also took influence from Pac's deeper side. VIBE was pleasantly surprised at his song selection when Game ran down his top-5 Tupac songs of all time. 1. "Brenda's Got A Baby" 2. "Keep Ya Head Up" 3. "Dear Mama" 4. "Thug Passion" 5. "Hit Em Up" (VIBE)
In related news, earlier this summer Game credited Tupac Shakur for inspiring him to talk about positive things in his new music.
"I just talk about my life experiences and keep fans listening," Game explained in an interview. "I flow with as much positivity as I can. I want to shed light on better things so fans can uplift themselves, which is why I always try speaking positively. That 'keep your head up' music. Tupac started that first with his songs like 'Brenda's Got a Baby' and 'Keep Ya Head Up.' — I didn't fight ['Red Nation' getting banned.] I have kids and understand why the networks didn't want to show it…They may have banned it — but it still blew up on the Internet." (Dub)
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