Track of the Week: My Life by jj or The Game

This week’s track is a bit of a choose your own adventure. You can pick from My Life by The Game, off of LAX, or My Life as covered by jj off of jj no 3. As simple as that, you have a choice: do you want the hardscrabble, mean-streets, the-world-is-f’ed-but-The-Game-made it version or do you a Swedish duo singing in a dream-pop and drifty way that “They say you ain’t grindin’ until you die”. The track as originally recorded by The Game for the album LAX, and was recently covered by jj on their jj no 3 album. Both versions of the song keep the same lyrics but take a radically different way of delivering them. jj did this before on jj no 2 and it’s a fun trick. You don’t often hear hard-core rap covered by dream-pop bands, and it’s something I think we need to see more of.

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