Game was up early for his appearance on L.A.â€™s â€œKTLA Morning Newsâ€ to promote his episode of â€œBehind the Music,â€ which airs tonight at 9 p.m. on VH1. The Compton MC weighed in on the East Coast vs. West Coast feuds of the past and revisited his beef with 50 Cent.
â€œI like to look at Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace as more like apostles to hip-hop,â€ said Game. â€œAfter their untimely demises, hip-hop kinda expanded and now itâ€™s huge today.â€
He recalled his own highly-publicized battle with 50. â€œIt lasted a year or two and it took up a lot of my time and frustrated me and a lot of people, so I kinda phased that out as I started working on my third album.â€
When asked why his beef didnâ€™t end in tragedy like 2Pac and Biggie, he replied, â€œI think that I was a little bit more wise. Iâ€™m from Los Angeles and I just didnâ€™t fall astray to that trap.â€
Game is currently working on his fifth album F.I.V.E.: Fear Is Victoryâ€™s Evolution. â€œItâ€™s the last album on my contract for Interscope, so they have an option to re-up or I have the option to go off and get $10, 20 million from whoever.â€