On Tuesday (Jan. 2), The Game shared a screenshot on Instagram that appeared to show Paisley Dreams, his collaborative project with father and son duo Big Hit and Hit-Boy, sitting at No. 1 on Apple Music‘s Hip Hop/Rap chart. As of today (Jan. 3), said release remains within the top 10 at No. 8.
“That’s amazing to me given the fact I literally called Hit-Boy with an idea for one song,” the Compton star wrote in the post. “That phone call led to me pulling up and doing a nine-song tape in five to six hours with a full video shot by ThirdEyeRaz on the same day. Twelve hours total for a complete project with a visual! Nobody had time to think about what was really going on. We just caught a real rap vibe, and honestly, it came out hard as f**k!”
The Game also took the time to acknowledge Hit-Boy as one of the best beatsmiths in the business. “I tell you all the time how proud of you I am and how much of a super producer you are, but you’re far too humble to really see the magnitude of the story you’re creating for yourself,” the former Aftermath MC added. “You always give me my flowers and every single time, I throw ’em right back. Whenever me and you get in the same room, we create dope s**t at a speed no one in this industry can keep up with.”
He continued, “Thank you for being you, homie. And I would say you makin’ your pops proud, but in a G’s up twist of fate, you both are making each other proud. Like father, like son.”
Released on New Year’s Day (Jan. 1), Paisley Dreams consisted of nine songs with additional appearances from TeeFLii and Dom Kennedy. The aforementioned “full video shoot” was for “P Fiction” and the album’s title track. The visual shows the well-dressed rappers riding through California in a classic Tri-Five Chevrolet. If you missed it, you can check the video out below.