Archive Song: The Game – “Rough” ft. YelaWolf



“Rough,” featuring YelaWolf, is a song by The Game, released in 2011, off The Game’s album called Hoodmorning (No Typo): Candy Coronas. The song samples “Black” by Pearl Jam.


In a song, The Game raps:

“I care about the Grammy they gave Missy they cheated me
But they cheated Drake, they cheated Justin Bieber
Guess America don’t like Canada we some fuckin heathens.”


Neither Drake nor Justin Bieber, who are both Canadian, won Best New Artist at the 2011 Grammy Awards (The award went to Esperanza Spalding, an American). Game feels like they were cheated out of their awards just like he was.


In a song YelaWolf references his Shady Records deal:


“Yela can I get an autograph Alabama so proud that we just can’t wait
Congrats on the Shady deal, any news on the release date?”


By that time, YelaWolf was newly signed to Shady Records, so people wanted to know when his new album would be out.



Stream the song on Apple Music below: