Game Time: 6 Reasons We're Excited About The Game's 'Documentary 2' LP
July 2, 2014 - 5:14 pm
1. His lack of chill
Even as a newcomer to hip-hop, The Game had not seemed to locate his chill. The Documentary's 'Higher' is just one of the many instances the rapper showcased his lack of filter. "I'll do anything—but I won't f-ck Mariah/Even if she had Ashanti butt naked in bed/Cause she got a fo'head like Tyra."
Last month Game dropped "Bigger Than Me," which sent a lot of heat in the direction of newer artists.
"I came in with 'Ye, Jeezy and boss ass n-ggas/Your Freshman cover a bunch of soft ass n-ggas."
If coming at XXL's dirty dozen wasn't enough, The Game still had ammo for one more. "Frank Ocean go ahead and f-ck these n-ggas." And how could we forget his blackout on Lil Durk ("ChiRaq To LA")? Nothing is off limits with Game.
2. Inevitable features from the new West Coast
The Game proved to be one of the Cali's most prominent players in 2005, and now he doesn't have to feel like a lone soldier.
As Game put it, The Documentary is a balance of "Ready to Die, Reasonable Doubt and Doggystyle in one—a perfect blend of both coasts.
The rap scene in California is booming and the potential for features are endless. Game has his choice of the power players from TDE: Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab Soul or Jay Rock. Kid Ink and DJ Mustard are also options who seem to be making hits in their sleep. We could also see Game "bicking back being bool" with YG or mashing out a gas pedal with Sage The Gemini.
3. He's newly single
In 2012, Vh1 made The Game and his fiance, Tiffney Cambridge reality stars in a series titled Marrying The Game. By the end of the first season Tiffney decided to call off their wedding. Two seasons later and the two still have not reconciled fully. They are currently co-parenting and The Game has since been trying to get used to the single life. Perhaps this means more material for his music?
4. He hopes to work with Just Blaze, Scott Storch and Dr. Dre
Anything these three producers seem to get their hands on sells. In order to go back to the musical stylings The Documentary had to offer, The Game is going back to the drawing board. After things went sour with 50 Cent, Dr. Dre opted out of working with Game on a few projects, but we have high hopes that the two are ready to get back into the stu soon as Dre finishes counting his billion greenbacks.
5. The sequel songs
"Start From Scratch," one of the more memorable tracks on The Documentary, found Game hitting the bottle hard. While revisits that punch-drunk state on Doctor's Advocate's title track, you've got to imagine he'll make another boozy banger on The Documentary 2. Pour us another one.
6. G-Unit is back just in time
Game might've never ascended from the Aftermath bench if it weren't for 50 Cent and G-Unit. And while the Left Coast rep and his former boss haven't spoken in nearly a decade, it just feels right to hear G-Unit in vintage form killing remixes left and right as Game is revisiting his maiden classic. Even though Game told Larry King last year that he and 50 may never reconcile—"We had a shootout in New York. In front of a radio station... it was a little bit more than a rift," he said—stranger things have happened in hip-hop. A Game-Unit reunion—or renewed war of words—would completely shut down the rap Internet.