Hate It Or Love It
by Game

Album: The Documentary (2005)
Charted: 4 2


  • A duet with 50 Cent, this song talks about what they had to overcome to achieve their success. This is evidenced in the video, which shows the rappers as kids growing up in tough neighborhoods.
  • This uses a sample from "Rubber Band" by the disco group The Trammps.
  • The line, "Pac is gone, and Brenda still throwing babies in the garbage" is a reference to the Tupac song "Brenda's Got A Baby."
  • This was reworked as a duet with Mary J. Blige as "MVP" for her album The Breakthrough. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Donovan Berry - El Dorado, AR, for all above

Comments: 3

  • Mike from West Haven, CtI cannot seem to get the lyrics to the song (Hate it or love it) by the game
  • Keriah from Naples, FlI love this song and I love The Game he is one of my most favorite rappers and I LOVE THIS SONG IT;S REALLY Cool and I like him a lot more than 50 cent
  • Andy from Arlington, VaThe line "my favorite rapper used to sing 'Check-check out my melody'" is a reference to a song by rap pioneers Eric B and Rakim.
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