I think besides Pusha and K. Dot, Game doesn't get "killed"on any of these tracks. And I LOOOOVE Common...
1 The Documentary
2 Doctors Advocate
3 RED Album
4B Jesus Piece
I like this album. It's not that its bad...its just not as good as the others. Doesnt have too much replay value tbh
This album has kind of grown on me the more I listen to it. I added the tracks he said to - Murder and Rollin' are really good.
Earlier in the thread I said the album was a 7.0-7.5/10. I think after adding the tracks he couldn't get sample clearance for (which is kind of "cheapens" the album IMO but doesn't bother me too much) and listening to it a bit more, I think it's a solid 7.5/10, maybe a little higher.
I was kinda young and not as much into music when he came out with his other albums (Except for RED album of course). I personally think this is definitely a top 5 album this year. I think my favorite song might be All That (Lady). I know it's kinda mainstream, but I'm a sucker for features like that. Wayne isn't what he used to be, but his verse on there really isn't that bad. I wish Fab's verse was longer because he is one of my favorite rappers and very underrated. My second favorite is probably Pray, I like the hook and J. Cole does his thing. I like the song with Kendrick in it, but it's not really what I expected.
Like I said, I like a lot of features, and I don't really think I could listen to a bunch of songs with just The Game. So it was kind of necessary.
some rappers get straight to the point, others just use different routes to get there
kendricks verse on this album wasnt as good as what he did on the red album, and even on that album i felt they were even, on this album i feel that game actually stood out on the track, where i figured kendrick would have killed his verse
common has an argument tho and pusha t obviously killed him, felt more like it was pusha t ft game than game ft pusha t
[Verse 1: Game]
I don't read the XXL
Told em .45 the church, think I'm destined for hell, oh well
Blood tears off the face of my Jesus Piece
It's bloodshed, feel the cracks in my city streets
I'm from the crack of them city streets
Used to sell crack in them city streets, born in Blood *****
In a coma five days, life of a thug *****
Momma ain't show, grandma almost pulled the plugged the *****
Used to pull the gun out, just because of cuz ******
Five shots to the head cause I'm a Blood *****
Nuttin' brewing but suwoo'ing where the **** I'm from
You lucky if you make it out of Compton, ask Andre Young
Smell the scent of dead bodies ridin' down Green Leaf
No peace so don't get caught up with no piece
**** Fatburger, we cooking that real beef
Momma's mourning they sons, I'm talking real grief
Real funerals of them lost Juveniles
Trying to be generals, be missing your dinner now, huh
Say its a blessing when you die in ya sleep
Cause the coroner don't need no sheets, capishe
I'm sayin', stop playing, wrap him up in what he lay in
Fold a ***** arms, now a caskets what he pray in
Compton streets raised me
Can't tell my grandma nothing bout her baby, you crazy
I said she see no evil
She gonna knock it at all
You want to see tomorrow, you promise not to talk
Say we on our way now, I'mma see you again
And when they ask you questions, you just answer
What happened to then?
What happened then?
[Verse 2: Kendrick Lamar]
I live this life at a pace that anyone can go
Know your place and dedicate your role, to the faith that you'll die alone
Trace your steps when I do step in a fire of broken bones
And I require my heart's desire and when I reap what I sew
I bought my momma a Benz, my boobie a jag
A cut for my dogs with a roof full of glass
But still I be feeling like none of my light never casts
Out of that black cloud that's been watered down since my first chopper blast
But **** that, I'm not worried, even when discouraged
Skirt off makin' them hurt off I should have hurt them in a hurry
Dirt off all under my fingers, dirt all of 'em gon is gone
Shirt off when precedure, resuscitation came early
I need you to keep quiet as a mouse
Which is ironic cause rats is what I'm talking about
I'm hearin the sonics of gun fire
The whispers, the silent cries even though I know it's an eye for an eye
I was born a soldier
Ride or die for mine
Tied two tears and a lawyer
Tried to give me love
Heaven can you heal me? I know that hell can
So heaven can you heal me?
I'm only just a man
[Verse 3: Game]
You want to go to Compton? ***** I'll take you there
Hub City bodies get burnt butt-naked here
Respect the code, a *****'s calling from the pen
Colombian neck-ties on the outside from within
And then, your momma never see you again
Casket to never wake up plastered in MAC make-up, huh
****** canít hear you talking from the sky
And only five year olds see your ghost when you die, no lie
Karma catches up to all you head honchos
2 Dome shots in that head, Griselda Blanco
**** get real though inside the Foxhills though
***** living that fast life and get killed slow
Ask Wack and Draws if a ***** run the streets
My grandmotherís prayers saved you ****** I never wanted peace
Los Angeles, Iím the mother****ing king here
No first 48 cause mother****ers donít sing here
But there are some tracks on here that I really didn't like.
Stripper (I know it wasn't technically on the album but if I'm going to rate it higher based on Rollin' and Murder I have to hold this track against it)
All That (Lady)
I know some of those were meant to be radio singles, which I don't have a problem with. I like a lot of "radio rap." I just thought the tracks Game went with for that weren't very good. Even judging them for what they are they're still bad songs to me.
I Remember was pretty bad too but it's at least a guilty pleasure track for me. Every now and then I love some ignorant **** to bump to and get hyped.
Most of the tracks on this were either big hits for me or skips. It's a tough album for me to rate because of that.
Album is dope just listened to it now...
top 3 in order imo
Easily top 5 album of 2012
Don't agree with people saying Game got killed on the Pusha and K Dot features. I think he outdid K Dot and him and Pusha just had an amazing track in Name Me King, I see no point in trying to see who had the better verse, they both went in.
Overall, I liked the album a lot. Definitely a good Christmas with this, Big Boi and TI's album in rotation.
Greatness is a Virtue
I really like the song Scared Now. The G-Unit drop killed me though. I know Game isn't the same as he used to be but damn. I used to love Game. What happened to Stop Snitching era Game?