"I'm taking Harlem to karate class every day and getting ready for the birth of King," Game said from his home in California over the weekend, as Friday night rolled into Saturday morning.
Young Buck, during his recent press campaign for Buck the World, said he reached out to Game with the intention of ending the long-running beef between G-Unit and its estranged ex-member. Although Buck said he'd extended the olive branch with the blessing of 50 Cent, 50 said the opposite during a recent on-air interview on New York radio station Hot 97. 50 said that although he has no "beef" with Buck, Buck is now "in the same space as Game," and added that fans shouldn't expect to hear him making featured appearances on G-Unit solo records, or going out of his way to promote them: "At this point, they have to do their thing now."
Meanwhile, the son of Game's manager, Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond, claims 50 Cent was present when G-Unit's Tony Yayo allegedly threatened and slapped him during a confrontation on a New York street two weeks ago (see "G-Unit's Tony Yayo Arrested — Reportedly For Slapping Game's Manager's Teen Son" ). 50, Yayo and their lawyers have denied the teen's reported accusations.
There's also the matter of Game's estranged brother Big Fase 100, who was recently involved in a street confrontation of his own. He brought G-Unit member Spider-Loc — a Crip — into a neighborhood run by Bloods who happen to be close with Game. Fase was knocked to the ground by a punch to the face from one of his brother's friends named White Boy. The footage promptly surfaced on YouTube.
Yep, there's a lot going on. Game touches on all of these situations on the freestyle "Body Bags," a scathing lyrical display that's also the lead cut from his new mixtape YouKnowWhatItIs Vol. 4: The Murda Game Chronicles, which DJs Nu Jerzey Devil and Skee helped put together.
"The Game is on a whole other level right now," Nu Jerzey Devil said emphatically. "His wordplay is so crazy and the flow is bananas! I think all the pressure he's been under definitely made him a stronger MC." Skee chimed in: "Game wanted to set the streets on fire before he takes a little hiatus from the game, literally. He's as hungry as ever."
"[The mixtape has] a lot of freestyles, some beef joints, some unreleased songs, a few remixes — a little bit of everything," Game said. It also features collaborations with Tyrese and remixes of Akon's "Gangsta Bop" and Diddy's "Last Night."
Game definitely has a lot on his mind these days, and in the following exclusive interview with MTV News, he covers a laundry list of issues.