DJ Skee was the main host behind Game’s widely known mixtapes The Black Wall Street Journal Vol. 1, Purp & Patron, The Red Room, Hood Morning (No Typo): Candy Coronas, California Republic and many more.
The 31-year-old Los Angeles native is now the creative force behind Skee TV and Dash Radio that have been majorly successful. Yet, he’s still as excited as anyone else for the release of Game’s sequel to his 2005 magnum opus, The Documentary. On Oct. 9, Game is dropping the first disc of The Documentary 2 after years of pushbacks and anticipation. On Oct. 16, he’s offering fans the second disc of his double album.
The Documentary 2 is set to include guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, DeJ Loaf, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Ab-Soul, Q-Tip, Kanye West, Drake and many more. While DJ Skee admittedly hasn’t heard the project yet, Game’s frequent collaborator says the album will test his veteran status and prove that he fits among other legends in the rap game.
“I think it’s a great bookend for him, 10 years later. It’s almost like a fresh start for him in a weird way. No contractual label obligations. He’s doing it on his own again. He has to prove himself too,” he tells BET.com. “He has gone through this [phase] where he’s one of the elder statesman in hip hop and he’s gonna reach a whole new audience. People who weren’t around when The Documentary was out, as crazy that may seem to us older people in hip hop, it’s kind of interesting to see where he’s at.”
With the increasing spotlight on Compton thanks to Dr. Dre’s Compton and the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, Skee describes Game’s place in the rap scene as an influential figure between Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar. When Dre shifted his focus from music to business ventures like Beats by Dre and Apple Music, Game became the new face of CPT.
“If you look at it, he was the guy that waved that flag and kept it alive for that middle generation,” Skee says. “Before Kendrick blew up, before the Compton album was even thought of, before the N.W.A [movie] was even thought of, and after Dre moved on from being [on] the artist side and went into his long hiatus, he was the guy that waved that Compton flag and kept it alive in that time period.”
The world famous DJ Skee sounds ready for another classic from Game. The Documentary 2, which will be released independently through Blood Money and eOne, can’t get here soon enough.
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