Mo Thugs Presents The Game: Last of a Compton Breed album review

On June 11, a mixtape of The Game tracks quietly hit digital outlets like Rdio and Spotify to no fanfare whatsoever. Judging from the album art which smacks of bootleggdness, there’s probably more than a good chance that the release isn’t one that’s fully authorized by The Game, if the Rapper’s even aware of it at all. Search results show that the tracks went on sale on iTunes, but are no longer available, at least in the US. Some rinky-dink label has put out the 15 track compilation, entitled “The Game: Last of a Compton Breed.” However the label got their hands on these Game tracks, its pretty clear that this is a straight-up money grab aimed at cashing in on a big-name rapper’s celebrity.

Aside from the legitimacy of this mixtape, which is beyond questionable, the book matches is cover in this case, with a thrown-together feel and sound. With a couple of weak freestyle tracks, recycled material from Black Wall Street mixtape sessions, and a number of uncredited guest rappers, there’s really no rhyme or reason to this release. Couple that with the fact that it all sounds like it was put together on a laptop, without mixing or mastering, and you’ve got a really sloppy mixtape. Fans of The Game should be strongly cautioned against purchasing or supporting this release due to the lack of credibility associated with its release. For die-hards, who are chomping at the bit to get their hands on any new Game material, here’s a rundown of a few tracks that do bring a little bit of heat:

Midnight Rider – This one’s a game track through and through, with one of those sped-up soul singer samples, gun cocking to the mid-tempo West Coast beat, and The Game laying down a menacing hook in between verses breaking down the hustle of a true Cali G.

Streets – Game’s flow is at its finest, and probably fastest here on this track. Only problem is, there’s only one verse, and the rest of the song is a couple of hooks that are smooth but kind of generic.

Murder – This slower joint is some pure west coast funk. Game brings a couple of verses about the state South Central gang life, filled with references to neighborhoods, locales, and affiliations.

And that’s about it. Check out the rest of the tracks only if you’ve got the biggest of jones for some new Game material, but be warned there’s not much Game to these tracks, with many featuring only 1 verse spit by The Game. In fact, there is at least one song that doesn’t have the Game on it at all, which is kind of inexplicable on a mixtape that’s at least trying to pass of its material as relevant. Sorry to fans of The Game, Mo Thugs hasn’t done the rapper any justice with “Last of a Compton Breed.”

The Game – The R.E.D. Album review

Its been a while since LAX and Doctor’s Advocate. Now The Game is back in full gear with The R.E.D. Album. In my opinion, The Game is one of the few last great rappers of the genre. Underrated doesn’t even describe it. Game teams up with top tear talent on this record, not to mention his affiliation with Dr. Dre and Aftermath Entertainment. It’s the first time back in with the group since 2006. With all that, The R.E.D Album is top notch and here’s why.

This record is full of personal, emotional stories. Stories about record label drama like the track The City. Tons of  true, honest lyrics as The Game proves that good rappers are still around in the main stream. Some of the best lyrics I’ve heard on a rap record in a long time. It’s rare to hear this kind of material in the main stream. To many fake artists out there in the main stream.

The production is perfect right to the tee. With names like Cool & Dre, DJ Khalil, DJ Premier, and Veteran Producer Pharrell Williams all give their special touches to each of their respective tracks. Cool & Dre produce one of the stand out tracks on the record. “Red Nation”, featuring the sample of Kernkraft 400’s hit trance/dance hit “Zombie Nation.” This song hits hard, and is one of my favorite tracks on the record. Another stand out would be the deep track “Ricky”, which features samples of the film Boyz n the Hood.

Tons of collaborations with the elite artists in the world of Hip-Hop and Rap. Artists like Snoop Dogg, Drake, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, and Nelly Furtado just to name a few. There is a little bit of everything on this record to please the fans of the genre.

In the end, The Game and his team released a phenomenal album that has plenty of replay value. I really recommend this to anybody who loves real rap. Three years in the making, joining back up with Aftermath Entertainment proved to be all worth it. The Game is back!

GREG STREET TO RELEASE “GREG STREET CERTIFIED WORLDWIDE” ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS GREG STREET CERTIFIED WORLDWIDE FEATURES APPEARANCES FROM LIL WAYNE, THE GAME, SOULJA BOY, RICH BOY, WALE, NAPPY ROOTS, KARDINAL OFFISHAL

GREG STREET TO RELEASE “GREG STREET CERTIFIED WORLDWIDE” ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS “GREG STREET CERTIFIED WORLDWIDE” FEATURES APPEARANCES FROM LIL WAYNE, THE GAME, SOULJA BOY, RICH BOY, WALE, NAPPY ROOTS, KARDINAL OFFISHAL

ATLANTA, GA — Perennial radio personality and hip hop hit-breaker Greg Street is primed for the release of “Greg Street Certified Worldwide,” his long-anticipated compilation for Interscope Records. The compilation’s first single is the upbeat, feel-good track “Good Day,” featuring Nappy Roots which is currently airing on BET’s “106 and Park,” features Street with a classroom of singing school children interspersed with scenes of members of Nappy Roots. The compilation also features appearances from Lil Wayne, Game, Soulja Boy, Kardinal, Rich Boy, Wale and more.

Street says he’ll promote the compilation, which is primarily geared towards the south and the Midwest, through a series of specialized promotions and events including a “Good Day” cookout tour. “I want to plan a giant cookout for the listeners of radio stations in different cities and invite their families out. I want mothers, grandmothers and kids to come out and have a good time,” he says. “The food and the beverages will be free. Then at night we’ll do a party so we’ll touch on both levels of what’s going on: the family thing and the party thing.”

Known for coining the phrase “It’s 6 o’clock, it’s 6 o’clock, time for Greg Street to rock,” Greg Street has been a mainstay at hip hop radio, spending the last 14 years at Atlanta radio station V103, where he currently holds down the 6-10 time slot. His show continues to boast the #1 rated Arbitron spot in all demographics. The Hattiesburg, Mississippi native is also at work on several other projects, including a documentary entitled “How We Did It: The Movie,” which features several hip-hop notables sharing the secrets to their success.

The Game – The Documentary review

The Gamewritten by Low Key

Wake up, the west coast is back! From the depths of Compton’s mean streets comes Dr. Dre’s newest protégée The Game. Armed with a quick temper, rough demeanor and sharp tongue, The Game has been molded by the industry’s best to be the savior of the west coast. His debut release, The Documentary, is a fitting tribute to those that have paved the way before him and is an album that will certainly put the west back on the map.

Overall, The Documentary is a tale of two stories. On the one hand, Game’s debut release is one of the best-produced albums of the last three years. With a star-studded lineup of producers ranging from Dr. Dre to Kanye West and Just Blaze, Game’s beat selection is masterful. However, on the other hand, his lyrical performance fails to live up to the beats he is rhyming on. As a rookie emcee, Game stubbles throughout The Documentary with his one-dimensional rhymes and continuous name-dropping. There is not much creativity to Game’s lyrics and his flow is almost non-existent on every track. However, even worse is Game’s obsession with name-dropping, something that gets old very quickly. The constant mentioning of Dr. Dre, Eazy E, N.W.A., Biggie, 2pac and Nike Air Force One’s grows tiresome after the first couple of songs, let alone the entire album. Every verse on The Documentary follows this pattern of name-dropping, making it very clear that Game is an emcee with not much to say.

Original Article

The Game – The Documentary review

The Gamewritten by Scav

“How could I not sell a million when I’m rappin’ on Dre hits?” G-Unit’s latest addition and Dr. Dre protégé The Game raps on the Eminem-produced “We Ain’t” – and, in so many words, he’s right.

With names like Dr. Dre, Scott Storch, Timbaland, Kanye West, Just Blaze, Eminem, and DJ Hi-Tek providing the bump-in-the-trunk for Game’s debut solo album The Documentary, his introduction into the hip-hop world is not exactly a B-list effort from the hopeful G-Unit rookie.

Original Article

The Game – The Documentary review

The Gamewritten by Plus One

What shocks me about this world is its injustice, in every aspect. But in this case, it’s with music. An emcee with a rough voice, but little talent who comes from Compton somehow manages to become the biggest thing since 50 Cent? Unfortunately, that’s the case with Game. At best, Game’s barely an average emcee.

For some reason, Game chooses to reference popular musicians excessively upon every track on “The Documentary.” Dr. Dre, his G-Unit affiliates, Eazy E, Tupac, Biggie and Compton are referenced more times than are worth counting – on every track! To say it becomes annoying would be an understatement.

Original Article