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Monday, September 13, 2010

Game - Doctor's Advocate

It's a three review day on the B Side. Since Friday I did my two hundred fiftieth, I decided to highlight that by just writing up one review. So I'll make up for that today, but doing three reviews. And I thought doing a Game review is all but fitting since I did a 50 review recently, and I talked about how terrible 50 is and should have never gotten Game kicked out of Aftermath Records. Well, this album was his first release after getting the boot. Documentary was quite solid, but his follow up was even better. This album could have made Dre and company quite a bit of cash, but instead it went to Geffen. After that stunt, crazily enough - 50's career has basically gone down the toilet and Game resigned with Interscope, which controls Aftermath. And just recently, there was a pic of Game with his infamous Aftermath chain on posing with Dre and Snoop. Yep, Game is back working with Dre in the studios. Not sure about you, but I'm pretty excited about that. And why you might ask? Well, listen to this album. Game is raw, uncut and a rap phenom. At least he was. His latest works have lacked quality, and his mixtapes lack the fire that he displayed even on his studio stuff like this one. And I don't care who you like, this album has something for you. There is a track called 'Ol' English' that I'm not a huge fan, but you can't help but listen to Game's story and nod your head to the beat. Maybe even sing along with the chorus. In a word, this album is epic. It's not a five star or anything like that - it's just solid. It's something I go back to often when I want to listen to good rap. Check it out. I think you'll be surprised. Happy Monday!

1. Lookin at You
2. Da S***
3. It's Okay (One Blood)
4. Compton
5. Remedy
6. Let's Ride
7. Too Much
8. Wouldn't Get Far
9. Scream On Em
10. One Night
11. Doctor's Advocate
12. Ol' English
13. California Vacation
14. Bang
15. Around the World
16. Why You Hate The Game

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. It's Okay (One Blood)
2. Doctor's Advocate
3. California Vacation

4 out of 5 stars


  1. i think you are too heavily biased toward hip hop.

  2. Disagree. If anything - I'm WAY too biased toward 90's alt rock. I don't think I could ever give any of those albums worse than a 3.75 or so.

    Right now, I've been cherry picking good hip hop to review. Had I reviewed Game's 'LAX', it would have been a 2 or so.