Hate It or Love It

Hate It or Love It

The Game (Ft. 50 Cent)

“Hate It or Love It” sees Game and 50 Cent celebrating their rags-to-riches story over a sample of The Trammps‘ 1972 song, “Rubber Band.”

This track was the third official single off Game’s 2005 debut album, and, along with “How We Do,” helped Game’s The Documentary go double platinum, reaching the number one spot on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts in May 2005.

In an interview with Complex, Game talked about writing the record:

I was in the back of this Escalade and I was just writing [on my Sidekick]. I write songs backward, I start with the third verse. When you write songs from front to back, nine times out of ten times the third verse is the weakest. Why? Because you’re tired. So I start from the back. 50 wrote his verse and put it on the front

Due to its commercial success, the song earned nominations for “Best Rap Collaboration” at the BET Awards, as well as “Best Rap Song” and “Best Rap Collaboration” at the 2006 Grammys.