While, some entertainers are going broke, popular American rapper, The Game, spends a whopping sum of amount on a customized artwork of late music icon, Prince. According to the report by TMZ, the rapper had reportedly contracted an artist called Madsteez, to create a huge portrait of the late singer who died on April 21, 2016.
The customized painting of late Prince is reportedly worth $65,000! Hold your breath, that’s some massive investment you know. The piece is meant to be a personal tribute from The Game to Prince and it took the artiste 100 hours of labour to finish.
As pictured above, the painting is over seven feet and towers both the creator and the owner. The painting is a combination of oil, acrylic and spray paints and now graces The game’s living room in all of its splendor. The Game joins many other celebrities who have paid tribute to the late legend in various forms, among which are surprisingly, The Jehovah’s Witnesses Christian group.
Born as Jayceon Terrell Taylor, The Game is one of Dr. Dre’s artistes signed under Aftermath Records. He released his first mixtape “You Know What It Is” Vol. 1 in 2002, and landed a record deal with the independent label Get Low Recordz owned by JT the Bigga Figga. The Game’s mixtape reached the hands of Sean Combs, founder of Bad Boy Records, who originally was planning to sign him.
But as luck will have it, Dr. Dre listened to the mixtape and signed The Game instead. The rapper rose to fame in 2005 with the success of his debut album The Documentary in 2005 and Doctor’s Advocate in 2006. Currently, The net worth of The Game is valued at $25 million, no wonder he can spare $65,000 to buy a customized artwork in honour of a dead man.