The Documentary [Clean Lyrics]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/18/2005
  • Label: Aftermath
  • UPC: 602498641453
  • Catalog Number: 000356302

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:33)
  2. 2 Westside Story (3:43)
  3. 3 Dreams (4:46)
  4. 4 Hate It or Love It (3:26)
  5. 5 Higher (4:04)
  6. 6 How We Do (3:55)
  7. 7 Don't Need Your Love (4:26)
  8. 8 Church For Thugs (4:00)
  9. 9 Put You on the Game (4:14)
  10. 10 Start From Scratch (4:07)
  11. 11 The Documentary (4:11)
  12. 12 Runnin' (4:26)
  13. 13 No More Fun and Games (2:37)
  14. 14 We Ain't (4:46)
  15. 15 Where I'm From (3:08)
  16. 16 Special (3:57)
  17. 17 Don't Worry (4:10)
  18. 18 Like Father, Like Son (5:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Game Primary Artist
Mary J. Blige Vocals
Busta Rhymes Rap
Luis Resto Keyboards
Scott Spencer Storch Musician
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
Technical Credits
DJ Hi-Tek Producer, Engineer
Dr. Dre Producer, Executive Producer, Audio Production
David Jenkins Composer
Luis Resto Producer
Scott Spencer Storch 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
Just Blaze 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
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