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The Game

  • The Documentary [Aftermath/G Unit/Interscope, 2005] C-
  • West Coast Resurrection [Getlow, 2005] Dud
  • Doctor's Advocate [Geffen, 2006] Dud
  • LAX [Geffen, 2008] Dud

Consumer Guide Reviews:

The Documentary [Aftermath/G Unit/Interscope, 2005]
Shout-outs are one thing, name-dropping is another: on "Dreams" alone, Dre, 50, Pac, Biggie, Snoop, Eazy, Kanye, Whitney, Jam Master Jay, Marvin Gaye, Frankie Beverly, Aaliyah, Left Eye, Mya, Viveca, Yetunde Price, Venus and Serena Williams, Huey Newton, Martin Luther King, Marshall Mathers, "Vibe magazine," and Dave Mays. Now permit me to refrain from listing the titles from which the title track is constructed. Dull even when he isn't describing his medical problems, this no-talent is masscult rock at its most brazen, as certain to fall as Tom DeLay (meaning it looks that way and I hope the fuck). He's not Asia or Whitesnake, who reconstituted known elements. Even Nelson had a pedigree, although you could say Game's Crip mom equals their cokehead dad. Eddie Money, maybe? Lasted too long, but an ex-cop--perfect. C-

West Coast Resurrection [Getlow, 2005] Dud

Doctor's Advocate [Geffen, 2006] Dud

LAX [Geffen, 2008] Dud