Skrillex and The Game release highly-anticipated trap collaboration, for real this time
It’s been over ten years since famed rapper The Game released the original The Documentary, but now the California-based artist is reasserting his stardom with a new record, The Documentary 2. Staying true to form, the once-G-Unit member has far too much up his sleeve to let his comeback scald, simmer, and end as 2015 winds down. Instead, Jayceon Taylor has plans to deliver a quick follow-up jab – Documentary 2.5 – one week later. With it comes some serious star power: Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Anderson Paak, Schoolboy Q, Lil Wayne, and Busta Rhymes, to name a few. Fans who pre-order Documentary 2.5 will automatically be granted access to the album’s instant grat, “El Chapo” – The Game’s relentlessly aggressive collaboration with none other than Skrillex.
Putting together a bulldozing trap beat, Skrillex and The Game mesh ruthless West Coast hip-hop with thundering 808s, layered with metallic snarls and piercing hi-hat flurries. The previously leaked version of the tune includes a quaint intro by Frank Sinatra, but for the final cut, The Game and Skrillex decide to drop the sample and offer their homage to the cartel dons sans Sinatra. The end product packs a punch with the most heavy-handed trap you’ll hear for the remainder of 2015.