The Game's name has been attached to the same scam Safaree Samuels and others have been accused of participating in.
Game is accused of getting in up-and-coming rappers DMs, telling them they have talent, and then asking for $500-$1,000 to appear on one of his mixtapes. However, the mixtape is just a compilation of other up-and-coming rappers. The Game is not on the tape and he doesn't even upload on his Soundcloud account or promote it on his social media.
This is the scam with think Game has lent his name and DM to and reaped the benefits.
These notable rap artists will post to social media, asking their followers to tag artists who they should be on the look for. Below, you'll see @FatJoe asking his fans to tag an artist who "spits crack." Well played, Joe. pic.twitter.com/sGJ2XPfthk— Z (@djboothEIC) June 29, 2020
Of course, the artists on the receiving end of these DMs cannot believe artists like Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Benny The Butcher, etc..., are reaching out, TO THEM, about a mixtape placement.— Z (@djboothEIC) June 29, 2020
Here are just some of their public reactions on Twitter: pic.twitter.com/xikDhQDUHY
Obviously, spending $650 to generate 60 plays isn't a wise investment. Artists *could* justify the expense as a public "co-sign," but there's little in the way of actual marketing value. Benny hasn't tweeted the project link and only posted once to IG. There's no link in his bio. pic.twitter.com/Zd7ayLfQMK— Z (@djboothEIC) June 29, 2020