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Phil Jackson To Nas: The References Of The Game’s “Sauce”

In a dizzying array of namedropping and shoutouts, The Game presents the Internet with #hashtaggers’ dream on new track.

With the hook paying homage to Lil Wayne’s “Block is Hot” we noticed a shit ton of of the celebrity name dropping happening in The Game’s new song, “Sauce”? Did you catch them all?


Nas – Recording artist, Brooklyn.

Snoop Dogg –  Recording artist, Long Beach.

Dr. Dre –  Recording artist, Compton.

Master P – Recording artist, founder of No Limit Records.

Nate Dogg – Recording artist, Long Beach.

50 (50 Cent) –  Recording artist, Queens, discovered by Eminem collabed with Game on his smash hit “Hate it or Love it”

Kendrick Lamar – Recording artist, Compton, known for success on internet with “HiiiPoWeR.”

Frogg – Close friend of The Game, and rapper. Deceased.

Tim Mcgraw – American country artist. Married to Faith Hill.

The Unit (G-Unit) – American rap group, known for featuring 50 Cent.

Usher Raymond (Usher) – Known for hits, ‘My Way’ and ‘Nice and Slow.’

Max B. – American recording artist, Harlem, sentenced in 2009 to 75 years in prison for armed robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault and felony murder.

Missy (Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot)American musician and dancer. Appeared with Michelle Obama singing karaoke.

Problem – American recording artist, born West Germany. Raised in Compton.

YG – American hip hop recording artist. First single, “Toot It and Boot It,” featured Ty Dolla Sign.

Rick Ross – Well-known recording artist, Mississippi.

The Snowman – A reference to rapper Young Jeezy, “The Snowman.”  


KardashiansThe Game fronts that he’s slept with three Kardashians. The Kardashians say he is one for three.

Paris Hilton – The American socialite and great granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, founder of Hilton Hotels.

Business People

Hilfiger’s (Tommy Hilfiger) – American fashion designer best known for his lifestyle brand.


Ken Griffey, Jr.- MLB player for the Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds. Inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in July.

USA synchronized swimmers – USA synchronized swimming team is competing in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. They’re currently the leading Olympic team for their category at the Summer competition.  

Klitschkos – Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko are Ukrainian heavyweight boxers. Vitali retired from boxing in 2013 to become a politician in the Ukraine.

Phil Jackson – NBA executive coached the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers to more than ten championships total, and coached Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neill.


Cedar Block – Shout out too this Gang in Compton.

Cultural Leaders

Gandhi – Pre-eminent leader of anti-colonization movement in India against British Empire, Gandhi started smoking herb at age 12.


Hennessey – Cognac house headquartered in Cognac, France.

The Source – United States monthly full-color magazine on hip-hop, music, politics and culture. Founded in 1988, is the world’s longest running rap periodical.


Maybach – Old German car manufacturer, Maybach. Legacy carried on by the Mercedes Maybach. The Mercedes Maybach 6 debuted this year.

BentleyCar manufacturer designs, develops, and manufactures Bentley luxury motorcars, largely hand-built. Bentley’s appear in the James Bond films From Russia With Love, Never Say Never Again.

Benz (Mercedes Benz) – German car manufacturer that is currently a division of Daimler AG.

Lamborghini Italian luxury sports car and SUV manufacturer in Italy. Lamborghini is owned by Volkswagen.  


‘G thang’ (‘Ain’t Nuthin’ But a G’ Thing,’) –  Rap duet. Propelled Snoop and Dre to stardom. Featured on Dre’s first album, The Chronic.

‘Hate it or love it’ – Reference to rap song by The Game and 50 Cent. Featured on The Game’s debut album, “The Documentary,” also referenced in The Game’s song, “Sauce.”

‘99 Problems’ – “And if you havin’ girl problems I feel bad for you son/I got 99 problems but the sauce ain’t one, hit me” is a reference to the song by Jay-Z, husband of Beyonce, called ‘99 Problems.’


Cincinnati – City in the state of Ohio, home to sports teams the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals.

“West Side” – West Coast.

Madagascar – Island nation. Long history of cannabis use. Cannabis is illegal. But its use is endemic.

Compton – City in southern Los Angeles county, Compton has been home to most influential individuals in American culture, and particularly black culture: Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Serena and Venus Williams.

Rosecrans – Evoked in rap, Rosecrans references Rosecrans Avenue, a major east-west thoroughfare in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Rosecrans Avenue was originally called Drexel Avenue.

Senegal – Located in west Africa, cannabis use is not as widespread as in other west African nations.


Grammy’s – Awards show by The Recording Academy for contributions to the music industry.

Hopefully Google can keep up. Did we? Let us know in the comments if we missed any references in “Sauce”!

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