If you're a rapper who's had bigger hits on Instagram than on the Hot 100 in recent years, there's one surefire way to catapult yourself back to commercial relevancy, even if it's only temporary: get a hook and a verse from the 6 God. The Game has a new album on the horizon — The Documentary 2 is due out in August — and now a fine new single in REVOLT premiere "100," which hangs on a sample cut from Peabo Bryson's "Feel the Fire" and some quality passive-aggressiveness on Drake's part. This isn't the album's first single — DeJ Loaf feature "Ryda" came out last month — but it's definitely the best.
Drake has been rapping his verse without a beat while out on his Jungle Tour, but this is the first time we've been able to hear it on record. It's gloriously petty, an all-too-personal flamethrower that peaks with the line, "I would have all of your fans if I didn't go pop and I stayed on some conscious shit." That's a flagrant foul. Meanwhile, the hook is another entry in the proud Drizzy tradition of both 100 emoji celebration and questionable references to basic math operations. Someone needs to tell The Boy there's no need to show your arithmetical work in verse.