The Los Angeles-born rapper is more than happy to lend his massively weighted co-sign to a fellow Compton MC, even as The Game’s Hit-Boy-helmed, Nas-inspired Drillmatic album is on the way.

The “Eazy” rapper recently discussed Kendrick Lamar’s #1 album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers in an interview, as well as the legendary moment he and other West Coast legends like Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre metaphorically passed the torch to K. Dot at one of his early gigs in Los Angeles.

Game remarked, “I always knew Kendrick could be Kendrick. And Kendrick understood he could be Kendrick, which is essentially why he is who he is and why he has accomplished everything. The Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers album, which would be considered to be in the peak of his career, as well as all of his other works, are incredible in my opinion.

I admire how creative his ideas are when it comes to producing these projects. I appreciate that when he is working on a project, he never veers away from what is on his heart.

The Game continued by talking about his involvement in Kendrick Lamar’s climb to the top of the hip-hop world, comparing the two of them to siblings and praising his talent for creating impactful full-length albums.

He stated, “I’m always going to adore him the way he deserves because I saw it first hand. “I was there, early Kendrick, in the basement, in the studio, and Top Dawg’s crib. watching this blossom develop while observing him. Kendrick will therefore always be a favorite of mine. One of those interactions between big and tiny brothers once more.

The Game and Kendrick Lamar’s collaboration on the song “The City” from The R.E.D. Album in 2012 marked the beginning of their friendship.

Even though the Compton residents are inseparable, there also seems to be some sibling rivalry present. The Game declared himself the legitimate winner of the city’s award for the best rapper still alive in February of last year, thereby putting Kendrick Lamar to rest.

He declared, “Nobody in Compton can out-rap Game.” “Nobody in Compton can rap better than me. My n-gga Kendrick Kendrick acting out. That n-gga is the best. When that n-gga was on foot and driving a Range Rover, I flew by Kendrick and taught him how to do this shit. Stop playing. Never use the Game name. N-gga, Compton. Compton’s hardest n-gga, lyricist, and I. Any n-gga who asserts otherwise will be bodyed along with any n-gga he fucks with.

View the complete interview below.