When he visited us first a year ago in our sold-out Katedrala Hall, he started a beef with Tekashi 6ix9ine that resonated around the world, and the whole hall partied with him onstage. What does The Game, a protégé of Dr. Dre and part of 50 Cent’s famed G-Unit, who took back the throne of hip-hop for the American West Coast at the turn of the millennium with his debut album The Documentary, have in store for us this time? The concert will be opened by one of the kings of Slovenian rap music, the O.G. Trnowo ninja Klemen Klemen.
Compton native The Game was discovered by none other than Dr. Dre at the beginning of the century and quickly brought into 50 Cent‘s G-Unit, releasing his highly successful first studio album The Documentary in 2015. The record, which contains the hit singles “How We Do” and two-time Grammy-nominated “Hate It Or Love It”, is regarded as one of the classics of modern hip-hop and the album that revitalised the West Coast rap scene.
Following a beef with 50 Cent and Dr. Dre, The Game signed to the renowned Geffen Records, proving with his second album, Doctor’s Advocate, that he’s an excellent musician even without his former mentors’ help. He maintained his reputation over the following years, as evidenced by both an incredible star-studded line-up of collaborators – Eminem, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Drake, Future, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, J. Cole, Ice Cube, Nas, Jamie Foxx, Tyler, the Creator, Common, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill,Tyga, Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, Timbaland, Faith Evans, Pharrell Williams and on and on – and records such as 2015’s The Documentary 2, which The Root even declared to be the album they wish Kendrick Lamar had released instead of To Pimp a Butterfly.
When they visited Šiška for the first time last year, “The Game and his crew turned the Kino Šiška concert hall into a club party, erasing the line between performer and audience” (MMC RTV SLO), with the star himself promising he’ll come back. He’ll keep his promise on 18th March, and we advise you to buy your ticket fast – the concert was sold out in advance last year.
Warm-up duties will belong to Klemen Klemen, the original Trnowo ninja whose songs such as “Keš pičke”, “Still love her” and “Šnopc” carved his name into the history of Slovenian music. His debut album Trnow Stajl is still regarded as an absolute classic that any Slovenian should knkow, and each of his shows is just like him – special and unique. He’ll be accompanied by long-time brother-in-arms DJ SSF, who’ll also prepare a special set for the occasion.
Tickets on sale online and at mojekarte.si outlets.
Organisation: Kino Šiška.