“Back when Dot was hanging out at Top’s in the Benzo…freestylin to The Chronic instrumentals…no pens & pencils…I was out there Bloodin like a menstrual…the Backwood clenched between my dentals…(On Me)”
The Game has just released his much anticipated album The Documentary 2. It has been 10 years since The Game bursted on the scene with The Documentary & now he’s taking it back to the beginning.
I have always been a big fan of The Documentary. I think it was a great album, particularly for a debut. In the sequel, The Game was successful in bringing back a lot of the elements from the original. At the same time there is a nostalgia based not only on Game’s stories from his street life, but the many classic 90s records he samples from. The album features elements from Erykah Badu’s On & On, Tupac’s I Get Around, Brandy’s I Wanna Be Down, Digable Planet’s Cool Like Dat, & the movie Friday just to name a few.
The Documentary 2 is very West Coast. Not only does Game collaborate with many greats from out West, but he brings in his own upbringing. He also dabbles with some of the sounds from his featured artists. He goes To Pimp A Butterfly with K. Dot on On Me, he goes NWA with Cube & Dre, he goes a bit Trap with Future & ventures into different lanes. Instead of sounding all over the place, it all blends in well & creates a good flow across the 19 tracks. It’s The Game at his best.
The album has many guests. It features Kendrick Lamar, Dej Loaf, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, AB Soul, Mvrcus Blvck, Jelly Roll, will.i.am, Q-Tip, Eric Bellinger, Sha Sha, Future, Sonyae, Kanye West, Drake, Snoop Dogg & Fergie. There will be a The Documentary 2.5 released next Friday with even more.
The album is currently available on iTunes & everywhere. Check out the latest video from the album 100 featuring Drake below: