The Game Delivers Emotional Prince Tribute 'Rest In Purple'

The Game photographed in 2015.
Jonathan Mannion

The Game photographed in 2015.

The Game took his emotions over Prince's passing to the booth and laid down the tribute track "Rest In Purple" featuring songstress Lorine Chia. "Why everybody gotta die so damn soon? All these legends dying, God gotta be running out of room," he begins. "How he die, don't nobody even know yet/ All I know is I ain't ready to go yet." 

The California rapper (real name Jayceon Taylor) waxes poetic about his mortality while paying homage to the fallen legend over the piano-driven beat, which starts with Prince's 1984 hit "When Doves Cry." "Ain't no time to be asking God why/ Ain't no tears, man, I'ma let the doves cry," he also raps on the deep cut, which hit No. 2 on real-time Billboard + Twitter's Trending 140 chart on Friday (April 22).

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Game also took to Instagram to share his personal memory of the Purple One. "@Prince was such a huge inspiration to my life from a child watching #PurpleRain til the time I met him at Universal Music in 2006.... I was a fan then & I am a fan now ! His death was untimely & tragic... I'm sure the world is saddened as I was when I woke up to the news today.... Long story short, @bongobytheway hit me & told me stop by the studio & record a small tribute to him & his legacy & once I heard the beat, I hit @LorineChia to do the hook..... Hope you appreciate it," he wrote in the caption. 

Listen to the heartfelt BONGO ByTheWay-produced tribute below. 


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