The Game pays tribute to late hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur with a new track called “Heaven 4 a Gangster.”
The West Coast-style instrumental finds the Compton rapper honoring Pac, who he says is “turning in his grave with all this nonsense”, while also including a shot at President Trump, rapping: “My flag ain’t got no stars on it, f*ck my country / Get your toupee knocked off trying to Donald Trump me.”
The song’s chorus draws inspiration from Master P’s 1997 classic, also titled “Is There A Heaven For A Gangsta?” He even adds P’s signature “Ughhh” ad-lib.
Game tells Billboard that “Heaven 4 a Gangster” was inspired by Tupac on the 21st anniversary of his death. “‘Heaven 4 a Gangster’ was my perception of what I thought the mental premonitions of Tupac and hip-hop would be seen as today,” he said. “Are we understood or are our testimonies categorized as a sin? Again, is there a ‘Heaven 4 a Gangster?’ I wanna know.”