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The Game Gets Assist From Chris Brown, Diddy For Michael Jackson Tribute

By Ronnie Gamble   /   Published 06/26/09

2009-06-26 - The Game and Michael JacksonOnly a day after Michael Jackson's untimely death, a few artists have come together to record a tribute song in remembrance of the late, great pop star.

When Los Angeles based DJ Skee told his good friend, The Game, about the passing of Michael, the rapper was shocked. But once it sunk in, he locked himself in the studio and came out with "Better On The Other Side."

"After I called Game and told him the news, he put this tribute together and produced this amazing record," DJ Skee tweeted Friday morning (June 26). "Yesterday I told Game about MJ's death and he didn't believe it."

The new song, which leaked Friday (June 26), featuring Game spitting alongside Chris Brown, Diddy, Polow Da Don, Mario Winans, Usher and Boyz II Men, while DJ Khalil produced the track.

"Everybody bow they head, for a legend / Don't breathe for a second / Now, let the air out, grab the hand of somebody you care about, so you can hear my message / My confessions. Somebody tell Usher, I seen him moonwalk / I guess the young Thriller touched em. Like he touched me, like he touched you, so carrying his legacy is something I must do," Game spits on the song's first verse.

Before the first verse ends and breaks into the chorus, Game explains who he hopped on the phone with to make the song happen.

"First thing I did when I heard was call Puff, cause him and Mike tried to stop the beef between us. Who is us? Me and 50, that beef is dead and the young Mike Jackson gone take us to the ledge," he raps.

(Listen to the song here Icon - Audio)

Chris Brown assists by singing on the hook: "This the type of song that make the angels cry / Look up in the sky and I wonder why / Why you had to go, go? I know it's better on the other side," sings Brown on the hook.

Diddy speaks on both the intro and outro of the song, saying a few words in Michael's memory.

"You are the one that showed us 'We are the World'. You are the one that showed you we could moon walk. You gave us the beat, the rhythm, you gave us the soul. Through us, your legacy lives on," Diddy says.

  • jj

    good song. RIP Michael Jackson. The greatest

  • missingmj

    i love that song!! it is a great idea and inspiration to hear that tribute song. i think it really brings people together and makes us forget about the bad stuff and focus on music, love, happiness, and meaningful things in life.

    great job guys!!

  • pauze police

    incredible song

  • 2DFRSH

    YO MICHAEL JACKSON! LOOK WHAT U DID! EVERYONE IS CRYING FOR U. EVERYONE IS SMILING FOR U. YOU ARE A MAGICAL SINGER AND DANCER. WE WILL MISS YOU. THE GAME AND ALL THEM OTHA ARTISTS MADE A REALLY SPECIAL TRIBUTE FOR YA. IT'S COOL MAN! HOPE YOU LOVE IT AND HOPE YOU ENJOY PARADISE. ITS TRULY SAD TO SEE YA GO...BUT I'LL ALWAYS MEMBA THAT BILLIE JEAN, BAD, WE ARE THE WORLD, I AM HERE FOR YOU, BEAT IT, THRILLER, PYT, ABC...OMG...MISS YA MAN!!!

  • Bk.illa

    Long Live Michael Jackson:King Of Pop

  • Janelle

    this song is amazing, the king of pop will never die because his memory and legacy will be with us for ever but one thing is for sure, he will be missed R.I.P

  • http://www.ballerstatus.com/2009/06/26/the-game-gets-assist-from-chris-brown-diddy-for-michael-jackson-tribute/ Maureen

    he was a great man let me be the one out of millions say this he was great he was orignal he was himself the things on him was unreal they were bull i think and now hes gone and still jokes about him are being text to peoples phones cant people just have some respect R.I.P michael jackson people in this world below will always love and remember you now you are always moon walking for us up above forever and ever lasting

  • Yungmall

    Shyt Is still Unbelievable..EveryBody In the world is Greiving Over MJ...RIP Mike u are The Greatest!!

  • Marisha

    From the intial beat it is emotional. Thank you all! WE love you MJ. There will never be another!

  • Love

    very sad to hear bout mj nice song to give our tributue to wat he made for us across the world

  • http://betawards faith

    we will dearly miss michael jaskson we will miss his songs. so i will shout out to all hie family and friend

  • funfunfun

    Good song!!!! rip MJ

  • http://ballerstatus.com bam

    what it do jyseon (the game)hope thats how you spell your name good looking on the contribute song that you put together for the king of pop. we all appreciate what you have done for the fans we all love michael in the antelope valley you know were we are located so give shout out to us in lancaster

  • Ammari

    We'll always miss you Michael Jackson!!
    R.I.P. One Love..

  • PAFREE

    Michael Jackson was more than a star. His music more than song. His talent was a testament to what music is really about. Michael Jackson transformed melody, harmony, and rhythm into expressive compositions that touched every human emotion. This unique ability is what made him an Icon. I pray that in death he has found the peace he could never attain in life.

    I LOVE YOU MIKE!!

  • hendogg187

    good song michael would be proud.

  • westcoastin 100

    see thats whats up! black love,giving back,paying tribute! for us by us! shout out tha game for making thangs happen...compton!!!

  • Rhonda

    I just heard this song in my car. It's dope.I thought it was Nas at first then I realized it was my boy "The Game", this is hot. I making my son put it on his myspace page in dedication to MJ. How in the hell did they get in the studio that fast. MJ was such a big part of my teen years and I can relate. I know everybody damn near broke their necks trying to learn Michael's latest video dance moves. EXCELLENT WORK GENTLEMEN!!!

  • tdizzle

    R.I.P. M.J.

  • Matt salcedo

    hey great tribute way better than 50's trash

    keep it up.

  • mylano

    this tone is the thing that all fanns will love it is of th huck

  • td

    Fuck rick ross

  • kjo1022

    LOVE IT, i love this song, the game, chris brown, diddy and rest who contributed i want to say you did amazing, its a great heartfelt song, i heard that you all were doing it all night long and we appreciate this tribute, now this is an incredible tribute song, RIP MJ

  • Save the little boys

    Game was right, he touched everyone.... Especially the little boys! Fuck this pedaphile! This mother fucked ruined the lives of our youth yet you people feel sad for this piece of shit? You bitches talked shit about Chris Brown because he put hands on Rhianna yet you don't give a fuck that he Jesus juiced up a bunch of kids and fucked their asses? What a joke..... Fuck all of you, I hope your sons and brothers find some Wacko Jacko to touch them up.... See how you feel about that shit

  • steph

    I love this song they should perform this @ the bet awards on Sunday plzzzzz peform this song y'all made this less than 24 hours y'all have to give it up to game chris brown and diddy!! Y'all are the best!!
    Thank you game chris brown and diddy for this song god bless y'all!!

  • http://dvsinc.blogspot.com/ Vengeance IS MINE!!!!!!!!

    Save the little boys: SEEMS LIKE YOU HAD A ROUGH CHILDRENS STORY, NAH??????

  • m0niel0ve

    Yhup thy sh0uld hela perf0rm ths s0ng @ tha bet awards ths crazy hw thy kme up wit ths s0ng asap... It really pr0ves artistic talent...

  • http://www.ballerstatus.com naster

    I'm sorry what happened to MJ, the Game you're too great man, you made this amazing song for MJ tribute just in 1 or 2 days, you prouved you're a real real singer,songwritter and producer.Dj skee and Dj khalil you were fantastic.Chris Brown, Diddy, Polow Da Don, Mario Winans, Usher and Boyz II Men, you were all wonderful.

  • dretruth

    I love the game - he has talent for miles!!!! Much love and respect baby! Cause this is a "Thiller"!

  • Lindaondicho

    this is da best group sng i ever heard 2 make it special its dedicated 2 a  much special n incredible guy.....a legendary one.......u will be missed......luv ya