It's been 21 years since the venerable Tupac Shakur was shot and killed. This year, his legacy has been remembered and honored in various ways, most notably in the Benny Boom-directed biopic All Eyez on Me. Today (Sept. 13), The Game pays special tribute to Shakur with a new record titled "Heaven 4 a Gangster," in honor of his untimely death.
On "Heaven 4 a Gangster," Game ruminates about how 'Pac would be disgusted if he were alive to witness life in 2017: "Tupac turning in his grave with all this nonsense/ A little solider ain't from Bompton." He also showcases his lyrical wittiness when he flips MCs' names into steely punchlines. "I've been on Lil Yachts/ Shot crips with Lil Uzis/ Got bricks from the Migos/ And my bitches "Bad & Boujee," he spits.
"'Heaven 4 a Gangster" was my perception of what I thought the mental premonitions of Tupac and hip-hop would be seen as today," The Game tells Billboard. "Are we understood or are our testimonies categorized as a sin? Again is there a 'Heaven 4 a Gangster?' I wanna to know."