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Title: Game - The Documentary
Post by: Meho on February 26, 2005, 04:33:11 PM
1. Intro (Produced by Dr. Dre & Che Vicious)

2. Westside Story (feat. 50 Cent)Produced by Dr. Dre & Scott Storch - everybody know this song.bangin still dre/in da club mix.and becuase of that you get the feeling they didnt really put all theyre effort into it.games talking about westcoast ressurection...50' chours is cathcy as fuck.westside! 4.5/5

3. Dreams(Produced by Kanye West) - nice kanye beat,couldve been a lot better though.chours is really heart pumping imo.great track 4,5/5

4. Hate It Or Love It (feat. 50 Cent)Produced by Cool & Dre - 2nd single.50 and game's flow are dope as fuck so are the lyrics.one of the best songs on the album 5/5

5. Higher(Produced by Dr. Dre & Mark Batson) - damn this is A westcoast banger,i could say anthem but i need more time to make that judgement.dope lyrics,dope flow and great snoop and dre intros. 4.5/5

6. How We Do (feat. 50 Cent)Produced by Dr. Dre & Mike Elizondo - 1st single.another banging beat from dre.a very catchy song.lyrics are average but very catchy.compton uhhhhhhh 5/5

7. Don't Need Your Love (feat. Faith Evans)Produced by Havoc,Additional Production by Dr. Dre - great beat,co produced by dre. Nice track with some cool subject matter from game 5/5

8. Church For Thugs(Produced by Just Blaze) - eatcoast sounding.he sounds like jayz ont he track..crazy beat from blaze. 4.5/5

9. Put You On The GameProduced by Timbaland,Co-Produced by Nate Hills - club banger.this needs to be a single.lyrcis are average  but catchy like i said single material. 4.5/5

10. Start From Scratch (feat. Marsha of Floetry)Produced by Dr. Dre & Scott Storch - damn great dark beat from a great production duo.game raps with emotions.a lot fo emotions.great schours,overall a superb track 5/5

11. The DocumentaryProduced by Jeff Bhasker,Co-Produced by Jeff Reed - another great track.lyricaly best game track from he album.touches on a lot of present industry problems.his beef with jay,xzibit,guerilla black,ja rule.....chours is great 5/5

12. Runnin' (feat. Tony Yayo)Produced by Hi-Tek - holy shit.a westcoast laid back beat from hi tek.. 4/5

13. No More Fun And Games(Produced by Just Blaze) - now this is better from blaze..games lyrics are avergae but the flow is great.chours contains elements of "Gangsta, Gangsta" performed by N.W.A. 4.5/5

14. We Ain't (feat. Eminem)Produced by Eminem,Co-Produced by Luis Resto - i like this computer voice in the intro.really pumps you up.surprisingly good beat from eminem but it does get repetitive.eminem comes off better then game lyricaly. 4/5

15. Where I'm From (feat. Nate Dogg)Produced by Focus - oh wee.a westcoast laid back track from focus.nice lyrics from game,vocals from nate nothing special.that unreleased dre's verse would add a lot to the song.i like the dj scratches 4/5

16. Special (feat. Nate Dogg)Produced by Needlz - dope funky beat.lyrics are averge,flow is great.nate's hook suck 4/5

17. Don't Worry (feat. Mary J. Blige)Produced by Dr. Dre & Mike Elizondo - nice dre beat.the main problem about the song is that it sounds like a mary j blige track.dark tracklyrics are average 3/5

18. Like Father, Like Son (feat. Busta Rhymes)Produced by Buckwild - dope kinda old school beat.lyrics are above average,personal.bustas hook is dope 4/5

Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: Jome on February 26, 2005, 06:11:23 PM
Good review, I agree for the most part, but would give slightly better ratings on track 9, 12 and 17, but worse ratings on 7, 13 and 14.
What's your overall score.. ??

Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: wilz on February 26, 2005, 06:18:21 PM
Yeah good review. I agree Higher should have been a 1st Single. Also agree about tony Yayo, I have yet to hear a song i like with him on it. I personally would have gave no.9 Put u on the game a higher rating.
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: 213101 on February 26, 2005, 11:09:08 PM
i didnt like the game at the start but his albums is pretty good.
i like runnin,westside story, higher, start from scratch, and 'put you on the game'

that songs 'dreams' makes me angry What is so good about it the beat sucks some shit repeating it self over and over again it sounds gay, is just becuase kayne west is the 'big thing' so its sposed to be good or something.
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: Killa-G on February 27, 2005, 06:40:20 AM
good review but 4. Hate It Or Love It (feat. 50 Cent)Produced by Cool & Dre isn't a 4.75!! I hate this tarck!!
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: No Compute on February 27, 2005, 10:33:40 AM
Nice review. Overall it was a good debut album.

3.5 or 4/5
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: LyRiCaL_G on February 27, 2005, 01:37:07 PM
sick review homie, but id have given 5/5 for no more fun n games, just blazes second joint on the album. Its off the hook the beat is straight old school gangsta, anybody who dont dig this dont like nwa shit, the lyrics be sick.

just blaze gets mad props from me and nuff other cats for that joint, id also have a higher rating to put you on the game and special(basically cuz this is single material, kinda like 50 cents 21 questions).

but your review is dope

oh overall id give this album 4.25/5......its the westcoast grodt.....that introduced 50, this introduced game

they both different slightly ofcourse but overall i think they pretty similar and both get the same rating

bangin album


Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: _That_Cracka_J on February 27, 2005, 04:24:28 PM
1. Intro
2. Westside Story 5/5...great beat, dope lyrics
3. Dreams 4.5/5
4. Hate It Or Love It 4/5
5. Higher 4/5....hated this at first, sounded too repetitve, but it's growing on me
6. How We Do 4/5
7. Don't Need Your Love 4.75/5...love the production
8. Church For Thugs 3.5/5
9. Put You On The Game 3.5/5
10. Start From Scratch 5/5....great beat, great lyrics
11. The Documentary 4.25/5
12. Runnin' 4.5/5....without Tony Yayo=5/5
13. No More Fun And Games 3/5
14. We Ain't 3.5/5
15. Where I'm From 3.5/5
16. Special 3/5
17. Don't Worry 4/5
18. Like Father, Like Son 4/5

Overall: 4.25/5
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: Larrabee on February 27, 2005, 05:52:31 PM
01. Intro ( not rated )

02. Westside Story - excellent way to introduce Game and the album. Thumping, vintage Dre beat, with Scott Storch supplying the sick keys...lyrically, Game does a nice job and his flow gets iller with each verse. 50's chorus was wack at first, but it grew on me. They should've made a video for this. * * * * *

03. Dreams - Kanye's beat is slower than his usual stuff, but it's tight. Real clean production and mixing here. Game's performance is great and overall the song has a nice vibe. Video should be hot. * * * * *

04. Hate It Or Love It - one of the Documentary's more solid efforts. Nice old school sounding instrumental, and both 50 and the Game come correct on the verses. It's a tossup as to who's outshines who. Chorus is classic. * * * * *

05. Higher - Dre drops an extemely tight beat for Game to rip, and he does it very well. Real energetic for a club banger, the hook is proper and lyrically, Game does his thing and reps the West the most. I love the parts where Snoop and Dre each drop a line. First time I heard it and  Dre said "look out for Detox", I got chills. * * * * *

06. How We Do - One of the best commercial singles released in the last few years. Game and 50 Cent lay down catchy verses over an equally catchy instrumental. Dre's use of the 808's and the melodic keys\strings are top notch. * * * * *

07. Don't Need Your Love - I don't know why but I'm not feeling the beat too much on this cut. It's very well put together, but it might be too mellow for my tastes. Lyrically, The Game shines and Faith Evan's vocals are fitting, but a little repetitive. * * * 1\2

08. Church For Thugs - Tight beat put down by Just Blaze, but I was expecting something more along the lines of "Breathe". Still, the production here is nice. Game delivers a strong performance and his delivery is awesome. Hook is hot. * * * *

09. Put You On The Game - Game cooks up a dope club banger with Timbaland. Everything is hella dope from the verses to the chorus to Timbo's basic, yet extremely hot beat. Should be released as a single. * * * * *

10. Start From Scratch - My favorite track off the album. Dre & Scott Storch team up to lace this with SICK keys, strings and the drums are real crisp. Simple, yet classic Dr. Dre beat. The Game brings his A Game, lyric wise and the delivery\vocal production is very, very clever and well thought out. Marsha's chorus is very well done. This song screams 'Detox'. * * * * *

11. The Documentary - unknown producer Jeff Bhasker drops a real ill beat, and the Game rips it up superbly for the title track. The hook may not be too original but it's tight and the verses are hot. Top notch shit. * * * * *

12. Runnin' - Not feeling this beat all the way, either. It tries a little to hard to sound depressing, but on the whole, Hi-Tek did a decent job. Game shits on the beat with some great lyrics, and Tony Yayo's 16 wasn't really necesarry, but it does prove that The Game is way ahead of his G-Unit counterparts. * * * *

13. No More Fun And Games - Just Blaze laces a funky, old school throwback track for the Game to spit something hot. The song isn't all that, but it's tight enough. I love the scratches and samples. * * * *

14. We Ain't - hella tight collabo here as Eminem and the Game team up and drop a banger. Em's production is typical, but thumpingly sick and Game borrows his flow and does a nice job in keeping up. Em's verse was fire. * * * * *

15. Where I'm From - this cut has "2001 leftover" written all over it, cuz of the way it sounds. Focus's beat is tight and has a West Coast vibe to it. Nate's vocals are limited but decent, and the Game does his usual. Dope song. * * * *

16. Special - man, I'm feeling this one, mainly due to Nate's hook and the dope guitar play in the beat. Needlz came through with the production and the Game drops a few verses for the ladies. * * * * 1\2

17. Don't Worry - this sounds like a Mary J. Blige featuring Game song, but it's dope nonetheless. Mary's vocals are real nice, but it's the Game that handles things with his short, but ill verses. Dre's beat is layered, and comes off great, especially during Game's verses. The pianos in this one are sick. * * * * 1\2

18. Like Father Like Son - the most thoughtful, pleasant song on the album. Buckwild's beat is epic, Busta's chorus is memorable and the Game delivers one of his strongest, most solid performances. Wonderful ending to an awesome, awesome album. * * * * *

Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: Meho on February 27, 2005, 06:31:24 PM
^^great review maybe just a lil bit too high scores but other then that i completley agree
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: Larrabee on February 27, 2005, 06:42:11 PM
Thanks man same to you. I guess I kinda favored a couple of tracks towards the beginning, but if they ( the singles ) help push enough units, I guess they deserve a high mark for what they're worth.
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: Minkaveli on March 01, 2005, 12:15:17 PM
9/10.  Will be best album of 05 unless Dre comes out or Common beats him.  It is hot!!  Classic!
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: xp on March 01, 2005, 04:36:25 PM
overall great albulm. I can play without skippin a track. which is rare.
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: 'EclipZe on March 05, 2005, 01:25:12 AM
nice reviews, the album is fuckin tight  8)
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Post by: mutherfucking real on March 08, 2005, 10:50:09 AM
the mutherfucking fake
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: doubletrouble™ on March 10, 2005, 07:24:58 AM
Review was nice IMO and The Documentary is gonna go down as a Classic Westcoast album too.............When i first got tha album i was going trough it track by track i never skipped tha tracks i heard before coz i wanted to get tha real feel for tha album.
 As i was listening to it i kept tellin' my nigga that this track is banging, i did that shit to tha end of tha album. After i finished listening to it i listened 2 more times in a row and started to like tha album more and more. Up to this day i still get tha same vibe i got from it when i first heard it so this is why i consider it a Westcoast Classic.

I give it a 9/10........... :)
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: Capo Di Tutti I Capi on March 12, 2005, 09:12:01 AM
I can play this without skipping a song. Will become a westcoast classic, 9/10.
Album of the Year.
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: TuKer Says: Angeles Records is the truth!! on March 12, 2005, 09:23:07 AM
damm Larrabee I'm in love with your reviews, lol,  i agreed with everything
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: Larrabee on March 12, 2005, 10:38:37 AM
Haha, thanks Tuk. Documentary >>> Massacre, by the way  8)

Actually, from time to time I write reviews for www.epinions.com, as user 'e113'. I've reviewed Chronic 2001, Cheers, Hunger For More, Restless, Get Rich Or Die Tryin', The Way I Am, Beg For Mercy, Straight Outta Cashville, Doggystyle, Encore, Loyal To The Game, No One Can Do It Better, The Black Album, The Marshall Mathers LP, The Documentary & Life After Death in detail, so if you wanna check it out, you can find my reviews on that site.  8)
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: TuKer Says: Angeles Records is the truth!! on March 12, 2005, 02:10:36 PM
great, imma check them out
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Post by: ...'BfCfC'... on March 12, 2005, 03:02:16 PM
nice reveiws ..  8)

i'd give this an overall of 8/10
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: Sikotic™ on March 13, 2005, 03:48:23 PM
Overall a 7.5 out of 10 in my eyes.
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: ColdManey on March 21, 2005, 12:51:40 AM
Im surprised so many folks like this album. Sounds hella generic to me. It sounds like it coulda been some random ass ny rapper's demo tape. His mixtape shit was better than the whole album, but thats just me. nice to see a West Coast rapper movin some good units and havin videos in rotation but I just dont think this shit is no good. This dont even sound like a West Coast album to me, not even the Dre tracks.
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: white Boy on March 21, 2005, 12:34:56 PM
1. Intro
2. Westside Story 4.5/5...great beat, dope lyrics, bumps like no other
3. Dreams 5/5 dope beat, great lyrics
4. Hate It Or Love It 4.5/5 amazing beat, lyrics ok,
5. Higher 5/5 very dope beat, ok lyrics
6. How We Do 4/5 dooope beat, ehh lyrics, 50 is aight, gets old
7. Don't Need Your Love 4/5...great bean, but i dont like the r&b
8. Church For Thugs 4/5.. dope beat, people hating cause it dont sound westcoast, fun track.
9. Put You On The Game 3.5/5..ehh..beat is nothing special,beat is ehh ( skipper for me)
10. Start From Scratch 4.5/5....great beat, great lyrics, only thing that ruins it for me is the chorus
11. The Documentary 4.5/5.. i like song, wow the piano is dope..lyrics are nice..chorus is corny
12. Runnin' 4/5.. ok song, i dont like r&b hooks, but i like it
13. No More Fun And Games 4.25/5.. this shit is dope.
14. We Ain't 3.5/5.. i dont really like this song, dont like beat, dont like the verses that much, and that lil squeeking nolice is corny
15. Where I'm From 4.5/5 beat is  :o... very dope song
16. Special 4/5 .. nice song another great beat
17. Don't Worry 3.5/5.. i dont like r&b  :-\
18. Like Father, Like Son 5/5.. amazing song.. beat is  :o :o :o.. perfection, i could let my dad listen to this and he would love it..

Overall: 8.75/10

dope album, grew more on me, production is sick all around, it would have been better for me if less r& b , but thats just my personal taste, i got used to the name dropping, i dont even care, prob album of the year, well so far it is, game is good rapper,
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: LyRiCaL_G on March 22, 2005, 04:50:56 PM
to me the best thing about this album is it has great replay value.......maybe cuz theres been alot of wack shit to drop since last summer but theres many joints on this that im still bumpin

the more i listen this album the more i like it.......even tho i was digggin it from the beginning but his got alot to live up for his next record.........hopefully dre wont do another massacre and just give him 2 beats cuz his next album will probably be even mo important than this, cuz everyone will wanna check if he can stil make hits without 50.........so it'l def be interesting and to see if his still focused and hungry

i think if dre is as focused on his next joint as he was on this one, we'll get another banger cuz game is one of them niggaz who can still get alot better

^^^like homie above said, album of the year to me so far

Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: just_a_nwa on March 22, 2005, 10:20:22 PM
c00l album.4.1/5
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: white Boy on March 23, 2005, 11:20:53 AM
yea, it has good replay value, im been bumpin it a lot lately...
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: salvador on March 27, 2005, 09:24:39 AM
i love this album
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Post by: West Coast Veteran on March 29, 2005, 05:51:17 AM
Great album.


Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: kywhiteboy on March 30, 2005, 08:13:45 PM
One of the best all around albums of the last two years 8)
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: gchild213 on May 12, 2005, 04:02:22 PM
this album will be certified classic in a few years i think
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: Juronimo on May 14, 2005, 03:15:49 PM
I'd give it a 3.5/5. This album lacked replay value for me. My favorite joints on the album are Start from Scratch and Where I'm From. I feel Game really showed himself on those tracks and the production on both of those tracks really stand out and give the songs a real soulful feel. Higher really grew on me after a few spins as I didn't like it at first. I also like "Put You in the Game", "Hate it or Love it" and "Westside Story", and that track with Mary J. The rest of the album kinda drags.
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: #1Stunna on May 15, 2005, 09:15:33 PM
album was dope....but i dunno if this is gonna be a classic...nothing really different that will be remembered....
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Post by: Denial! Is Actively Joinin The Revolution on August 29, 2005, 05:31:13 AM
CLASSIC album! nuff said
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Post by: Sriram619 on October 07, 2005, 12:33:49 PM
Whole album is dope hottest beat on the cd is how we do though
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Post by: Wicked977 on October 09, 2005, 11:13:01 AM
4/5 for me not a classic but great debut  8)
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Post by: Layeth THe Smacketh Down on January 28, 2006, 10:35:19 AM
This is a classic album no doubt.
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: akaDRooPY on February 02, 2006, 01:13:25 AM
7.5/10. most of the lyrics are recycled
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: Lil D on May 09, 2006, 08:18:31 AM
propz man on the review, this album is realy crazy, track 18 is some lyrical crack
Title: Re: Game - The Documentary
Post by: QDIII. on May 18, 2006, 02:59:34 AM
As I am still stuck in the early/mid 90s I am still addicted to the old stuff.
This is the reason why I blame people like Snoop, Eiht, Cube, DPG, Warren G and so on, for losing their style.
So when I heard that there would be a NWA reunion, I start again blaming, because how can you try to bring such kind of group back together. In this regards I heard the first time from "THE GAME" and when I read the first Interview about is attitude to NWA, Compton and so on, I thought "Who da hell are you, wearing a NWA chain and NWA Tatoo!"
(By the way, this was also the first time, I saw the spider net tatoo on Dre's hand, which was also ridiculous as hell, I mean a spider net?)
But then I though "Damn, I am comparing everything with the old times, like MC Eiht is doing bullshit comparing with the times of CMW's Music to Drive-By, and Too Short also didn't realized that he isn't the "Player of the year" anymore, but I thought "Give them a chance" and I was surprised....

GAME itself is not my favourite but the tracks he brought out a pretty good and also I couldn't ignore that the time is passing by, so I gave him a chance and I wasn't disappointed.