The Documentary (Compton Collector's Edition) [Explicit Lyrics]

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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 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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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." [The Compton Collector's Deluxe Edition comes with a bonus DVD.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/18/2005
  • Label: Aftermath
  • UPC: 602498641422
  • Catalog Number: 000356200

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:32)
  2. 2 Westside Story (3:43)
  3. 3 Dreams (4:46)
  4. 4 Hate It or Love It (3:26)
  5. 5 Higher (4:05)
  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 (4:11)
  18. 18 Like Father, Like Son (5:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Game Primary Artist, Rap
Mary J. Blige Vocals
Busta Rhymes Rap
Luis Resto Keyboards
Scott Spencer Storch Musician
Mark Batson Keyboards, Musician
Faith Evans Vocals
Nate Dogg Rap
Timbaland Vocals
Mike Elizondo Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Musician
Ervin Pope Keyboards
Eminem Rap
David Cabrera Musician
Marsha Rap
50 Cent Rap
Focus Musician
Lionel Holoman Keyboards
D. Diana Jenkins Vocals
Tony Yayo Rap
Keenan "Kee Note" Holloway Bass
Jeff Bhasker 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
Mark Batson Producer
Steve Baughman Engineer
Timbaland Producer
Mike Elizondo Producer
Joe Warlick Engineer
Eminem Producer
Tim Mosley Composer
Kanye West Composer, Producer
50 Cent 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
Kevin "KD" Davis Engineer
Needlz Producer
Kyla Miller Engineer
Robert "Big Briz" Brisbane Engineer
Ed Scratch Engineer
Nathaniel "Danjahandz" Hills Producer
Che Vicious Producer
Jeff Bhasker Producer
Oscar "Filtrate" Ramierez Engineer
Jayceon Taylor Composer
Jeff Reed Producer, Engineer
Steve King Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    in da game 4 the next 10 summers

    he proclaimed it in "Higher" and he is right. the Documentary is definitely worth its hype. da album is dope and the beatz iz hot. go cop it, straight n' simple. fav tracks:all except the intro of course.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Finally, a westcoast rapper that deserves to be called a gangsta.

    Man! The Game is going to be one of the greatest rappers. He's been antecipated to come out just like 'Pac and Dre. Every track is great. He out did himself in his first album with great producers. From Dr. Dre, Kanye West and Timbaland. Scott Storch is in it to. Can't wait for his next album. Hope it's as good as this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This CD is hott!!

    The westcoast is back and it's about time, since the 2pac, snoop and Dr. Dre days the west has not had a trully hot rapper, finally our prayers have been answered.

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