The sudden death of music legend Prince is another devastating blow to the music community that’s still dealing with the passing of David Bowie, Jon English and Glenn Frey among others, in what’s been a dark start to 2016. The iconic artist was found dead his home studio in Minneapolis and many famous faces took to social media to give their condolences. West Coast rapper The Game has taken things up another level and recorded a tribute track celebrating Prince’s life.
Entitled Rest In Purple, the track samples Prince’s famous hit, When Doves Cry, and finds Game getting introspective over Bongo By The Way’s melodic production. Lorine Chia provides the swirling hook as Game calls the deaths of Prince, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston “a 3 peat” and speaks on his own existence and how life is short and you need to cherish all you have. He cleverly uses classic Prince song titles to form part of the second verse without feeling forced or corny.
This is quite the classy tribute that showcases Game’s wordplay and appreciation for what the Purple One brought to this earth. You can read Game’s full Instagram post about the track below.
“@Prince was such a huge inspiration to my life from a child watching #PurpleRain til the time I met him at Universal Music in 2006…. I was a fan then & I am a fan now ! His death was untimely & tragic… I’m sure the world is saddened as I was when I woke up to the news today…. Long story short,@bongobytheway hit me & told me stop by the studio & record a small tribute to him & his legacy & once I heard the beat, I hit @LorineChia to do the hook….. Hope you appreciate it….”