10 years ago today, The Game released his LAX album, which was his third one. The first album, The Documentary is one of my all-time favorite albums because it’s as good as it gets. Of course, during that time he got his Dr. Dre beats, G-Unit features and Eminem 16s. Either way, The Game doesn’t get the proper credit when it comes to his music. After his split from 50 Cent & Dr. Dre, The Game released his Doctor’s Advocate a year later and he’s called it his best album. The Doctor’s Advocate showed The Game’s improved lyricism and had several major features to go with it. With LAX, The Game built anticipation by releasing mixtapes and continue targeting 50 Cent & G-Unit. LAX marked the third consecutive album from The Game that was received well by the hip hop public.
LAX featured Nas, DMX, Common, Lil Wayne, Raekwon, Ice Cube and several R&B acts. The first single, Game’s Pain featured Keyshia Cole on the hook is like him giving props to hip hop. The single was released at the end of April and it was well-received. Letter to the King featuring Nas, Angel with Common and Never Can Say Goodbye feature LaToya Williams are my favorite tracks. Letter to the King is like a tribute track to Martin Luther King. Angel is a dope track hip hop track with both spitting some great bars. Never Can Say Goodbye is a tribute to 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G and Eazy-E. Bulletproof Diaries, My Life, State of Emergency, House of Pain. LAX Files and Touchdown are my other favorites. If you’re a fan of The Game, this should be in your collection as well as his other albums. Peep the LAX album below or here!
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