The Game – LAX – review

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The Game
Artist: The Game
Title: LAX
Label: Geffen
Rating: 6/10

Corporate line:
The Game returns with his third and supposedly last CD LAX. Keisha Cole is featured on the lead off track ‘Game’s Pain.’ Other guests include Ice Cube, Raekwon, Ludacris, Bilal and Raheem DeVaughn, appearing on “State of Emergency,” “Bulletproof Diaries,” “Cali Sunshine” and “Touchdown,” respectively. Cool & Dre, Irv Gotti, Nottz, J.R. Rotem, Scott Storch, DJ Toomp, Hi-Tek and Kanye West lend their production efforts to the album.

The good:
“LAX” – This is straight out of the L.A. gangsta era where N.W.A. ruled the hip-hop world. Everything goes good except The Game’s constant need to throw in every name of every person he knows or idolizes.
“State of Emergency” – A soundtrack straight out of the west coast with Ice Cube kicking out the chorus. Cube sounds better here than on his own recent solo release.
“My Life” – Lil’ Wayne brings the hook while The Game rips the rhymes.

The rest:
“Bulletproof Diaries” – Raekwon does nothing to help this track along.
“Money” – Any song using a sample of Donna Summer’s “She Works Hard For Her Money” needs to get cut.
“Cali Sunshine” – This Cali sunshine got hit by stormy weather.
“House of Pain” – Another track that should have found its way into the recycling bin. Better yet try this: shift-delete.
“Gentleman’s Affair” – The Game has to prove something huh? Yes, he’s cool and every girl wants him. That might change after they hear this track.

Finally:
The Game starts strong on “LAX” too bad once the interlude hits everything starts to slide downhill. Ten tracks and The Game might have been pushing a great album, but this is about eleven tracks too long.

13 COMMENTS

  1. this is a silly review. money didnt sample Donna summers its a sample from Betty Wright , and do a lil more research. albums a Banger, songs are on point. A lot of range from game on this one in my opinion. the only song i didn’t like was “ya heard”, verses were on point, but the beat was wrong for the song, and in a lot of others opinions too. u obviously dont know what it takes to make a hit record. u gotta appeal to more than the mainstreamers like yourself. keep your face on the drone singles cluttering the charts, and ill stick to records that people put effort into. way better than the DA, and almost par the the Documentary.

  2. Your crazy..this alum is the shit….but then again your article sucks…thats maybe y you only got two comments(including mines)

  3. Wow. I have only read 2 reviews of yours and they are both retarded. Who the hell told you that you were good at reviewing music?

  4. stupid. your language is to inconsistent. take more writing classes and actually listen to the album before you diss it.

  5. This album rocks. This review is extremely incorrect. Learn to review music by the quality, just becuz its not as commercial like bullshit Souljah Boy and other garbage music, doesnt mean its a bad album.

  6. Hes O.K. I mean in a lot of his songs its “Dre this Dre that” in “My Life” He says take me away like a million times, and it sounded like forced rhymes. He mentions, Biggie,Kanye, and why did John Lennon leave the Beatles?, But it was a good song 7.5/10 not rating the album, and Lil’ Wayne as great on “My Life”

  7. MAN THIS WHOLE ALBEM WAS FIRE!
    HE WRECKED IT WITH LUDA.. KILLER WITH NAS… AND SMASHED WITH ICE CUDE!
    THIS SHYT IS TOO RAW.. I GOT THE SPECIAL EDITION ONE… AND ITS GOT MY FAVORITE SMASH HIT “SPANGLISH”

    GOT GET ITTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. the games actully good too bad most dont get what he says. still he hasnt tripped aND ALL THE PRODUCTION ARE OFF THA HOOK

  9. from the first word you dont get what your writting yourself, repetition is the father of learning just cos he says dre more than once means you need to listen closer and youll get another meaning. when he asked ‘why did john lennon leave the beatles’ , he was talkin about himself (john lennon) and aftermath/shady/ g unit (the other beatles) if you cant dig it ask whats up.

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