Episode eleven of AXS TV’s SKEE LIVE kicked off with a big bang as West Coast Rap superstar The Game wasted no time and took the stage at L.A. Live’s The Conga Room. Switching things up with an a capella performance of his song “InfraRED,” the evening’s special guest showcased his lyrical skills as he performed to a packed house full of fans. Viewers were also treated to a surprise performance from Clyde Carson as the Bay Area rapper turned the energy up with his smash hit “Slow Down.”
Back in the AXS TV studio, Game gave the viewers insight behind his collaborative OKE mixtape with host DJ Skee. The Compton native addressed the importance for him to deliver quality music to fans, collaborating with DJ Skee in the past on numerous mixtapes, beefing with 50 Cent, the impact of scathing “300 Bars & Runnin” diss track and much more. Game clarified that he would be open to a potential reunion with his former G-Unit boss so long as the partnership financially benefited both artists appropriately. Nothing was off limits as Game touched on his current relationship with Dr. Dre, gave details behind leaving Interscope Records and reassured viewers he’s currently in the early stages of putting together his follow up album to Jesus Piece.
As DJ Skee and Game’s candid interview continued, the VH1 reality TV discussed linking up with rapper Stat Quo for a new business venture. Game also shared what he tends to look for in an artist before signing them to his label and breaks down the meaning behind choosing the title OKE (Operation Kill Everything). As fans rejoiced with the release of his latest project, The Game took the opportunity to reflect on which of his albums from his catalog he considered as his favorite to which he crowed The Doctor’s Advocate as his most fulfilling. The topic of discussion also shifted towards Game’s thoughts on Kobe Bryant, the Lakers upcoming NBA season and the types of features listeners can expect to hear on his new project.
Before heading out, Game gave his opinion on the current state of West Coast Hip Hop, Kendrick Lamar and took part in a random Q&A session with live tweets from fans. DJ Skee even decided to lace the Compton emcee with an exclusive custom made sneaker inspired gas mask before the rapper closed the show out with his classic song “Westside Story.”
This week’s “In The Lab” featured seasoned producer Mike Dean who shared with cameras some of his bigger music credits, the story behind his success and described what his creative drive in the studio is like. Houston’s Trae The Truth delivered an all new song and exclusive video as the down South rapper effortlessly laced the track with his braggadocios rhymes.
“Up Close” caught up with Brandon Vera as the UFC fighter opened up on the on-going roll he considers his Asian roots and family to play in his life. Vera elaborated on receiving a medical discharge from the Navy, pursuing a career as a fighter after being encouraged by his brother and overcoming the odds to have an overall successful career.
YouTube sensation and rising talent, Ryan Beatty, took the “Spotlight” for this week’s episode and gave viewers insight into how he exactly was able to land a record deal. The 17-year-old spoke candidly with cameras as he reflected on his musical influences and catching the attention of DJ Skee and company.
Be sure to tune in every Tuesday at 7 p.m. (PST) and 10 p.m. (EST) to catch SKEE LIVE only on AXS TV.