Last week, multiple rappers came forward to accuse The Game of having them pay $1000 to be on his mixtape only to find it was a Game "hosted" mixtape, not a mixtape Game was on, and that Game didn't put it on his primary Soundcloud account or promote it at all
It is likely part of a scam a whole bunch of rappers are involved in and is better explained here.
Game has responded to the backlash by finally promoting the End Games tape on his social.
"OUT NOW click link in bio, let’s run these numbers up," Game typed, in response to the criticism that the tape had yet to really garner any listeners.
Here's how the scam is said to work:
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