Documentary

The Documentary

by Game
     
 

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Once the Game surfaced as a force in hip-hop, a big deal was made of his dance with death. Apparently he was shot five times. If you're scoring at home, that's four times less than label mate and executive producer 50 Cent. After the altercation that nearly took his life, the Game took a crash course in hip-hop and studied up on the master

Overview

Once the Game surfaced as a force in hip-hop, a big deal was made of his dance with death. Apparently he was shot five times. If you're scoring at home, that's four times less than label mate and executive producer 50 Cent. After the altercation that nearly took his life, the Game took a crash course in hip-hop and studied up on the master MCs from both coasts. Within a year of rapping for the first time, Dr. Dre took notice and was compelled to offer an Aftermath contract. The Game is also from Compton, just like his mentor, so guess where the allegiances fall? An N.W.A medallion hangs from his neck, an N.W.A logo is inked across his chest, and an image of the late Eazy-E is on his right forearm. If none of this makes it clear enough, the Game name drops beloved heroes -- including just about everyone ever connected to N.W.A, save for CPO -- with great frequency. The stage name, coined by his mother while he was an athletic youngster, is entirely fitting: verses are constructed with album titles, label heads are mentioned as if scholarly attention is paid to the industry's inner workings. And yet, this is hardly another Guerilla Black, an MC lacking originality. The Game's scope is obviously much wider, and he's no mimic; though he's still finding his feet as a lyricist, isn't as distinct vocally as 50 or Lloyd Banks, and nearly allows the gimmicks to overwhelm the skills, The Documentary is an excellent debut that also hints at a lot of potential. Dr. Dre and an all-star cast of fellow producers are in top form, Just Blaze, Timbaland, Kanye West, and Hi-Tek included, and none of the features steal any thunder from the star. The most remarkable aspect of the Game is how he can be such a blatant product of gangsta rap (okay, let's say fanboy) and leave a mark so fast. But, as he says in "Dreams," "Anything is possible if 50 f*cked Vivica." [A clean version of the album was also made available.]

Product Details

Release Date:
01/18/2005
Label:
Aftermath
UPC:
0602498641453
catalogNumber:
000356302

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Game   Primary Artist
Mary J. Blige   Vocals
Busta Rhymes   Rap
Luis Resto   Keyboards
Mark Batson   Keyboards,Musician
Faith Evans   Vocals
Nate Dogg   Rap
Mike Elizondo   Bass,Keyboards,Musician
Ervin Pope   Keyboards
Tank   scratching
Eminem   Rap
Marsha   Rap
Focus   Musician
Lionel Holoman   Keyboards
D. Diana Jenkins   Vocals
Tony Yayo   Rap
Keenan "Kee Note" Holloway   Bass
Jeff Bhasker   Musician
Dave Caberra   Musician
Glenn Jefferies   Guitar
Wayne Kee   Guitar
Natasha Mathis   Vocals
Steve King   Bass,Guitar
Scott Storch   Musician

Technical Credits

DJ Hi-Tek   Producer,Engineer
Dr. Dre   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
David Jenkins   Composer
Luis Resto   Producer
Buck Wild   Producer
Steve Baughman   Engineer
Timbaland   Producer
Jonathan Mannion   Art Direction
Joe Warlick   Engineer
Eminem   Producer
Tim Mosley   Composer
Kanye West   Composer,Producer
Oscar Ramirez   Engineer
50 Cent   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
J. Smith   Producer
Robert Hannon   Engineer
Focus   Producer
Ken Huffnagle   Engineer
Adam Hawkins   Engineer
Ryan West   Engineer
Havoc   Producer
Tony Campana   Engineer
B.H. Edwards   Composer
Jason Schweitzer   Engineer
Mauricio "Veto" Irragorri   Engineer
Demacio Castellon   Engineer
Chris Clancy   Marketing
Kevin "KD" Davis   Engineer
Nicole Frantz   Creative Design
Kyla Miller   Engineer
Robert "Big Briz" Brisbane   Engineer
Ed Scratch   Engineer
Kelly Sato   Marketing
Nathaniel "Danjahandz" Hills   Producer
Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond   Management
Che Vicious   Producer
Jeff Bhasker   Producer
Lori Earl   Publicity
Yvette Gayle   Publicity
Greg Miller   Publicity
Jayceon Taylor   Composer
Steve Baughman "Steve B."   Engineer
Jeff Reed   Producer,Engineer
Steve King   Engineer
Scott Storch   Producer

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