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The Documentary 2

The Game - The Documentary 2
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2015 Ratings: #615 / 977
User Score
Based on 125 ratings
2015 Ratings: #288
Liked by 3 people
October 9, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Blood Money, eOne / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
AllHipHop

The Game has assembled an all-star line-up that rivals the original down to a return to the studio with his mentor Dr. Dre.

80
HipHopDX

The vast majority of the album features strong production and some of the best lyricism Game has ever spit.

75
Consequence of Sound

Lyrically and technically, Game has a renewed focus, telling his Westside story with more detail and meaning than ever. Never before has he made his beloved Compton come to life like this.

30
Spin
Without the full weight of the ‘05 Aftermath machine behind him, it’s easy to spot the Compton rapper’s fatal flaw: He’s hopelessly boring.
DeadlyKitten
70
The Doc 2 is obviously flawed, but there is some seriously gourmet shit on here
Also, it takes some confidence to rap on Biggie instrumentals. Respect!

Fav tracks: On Me, Don't Trip, Standing on Ferraris, Dollar and a Dream, Mula and the title track
StreetsDisciple
70
1|Intro - Documentary 2
2|On Me - Kendrick returns after he dominated 'The City' on The R.E.D. Album and featured on Jesus Piece also. Game doesn't let him outshine him to the same degree over Erykah Badu's 'On & On' sample featured on this song. Game spits at a fast tempo here and it doesn't quite sound natural for Game to do so. Good song overall.
3|Step Up| - The Game has said that he created this album song after song, in tracklist order, and that's one of the reasons for the great ... read more
HHGA
79
Coming off a bunch of bad albums, The Documentary is a definite return to form for The Game. The first The Documentary was one of the biggest (if not best) rap albums of the 2000s, and an undisputed West Coast classic. The Documentary 2 (and its companion album The Documentary 2.5) doesn't quite reach the level of the classic namesake, but it is great enough. Musically the album is excellent, one of the best-produced albums in what arguably was the best year for Hip Hop in the ... read more
Slim
85
This the biggest problem with some albums. Length. This album is 19 tracks long and anything more than 16 tracks is too much. Take off 5 tracks on here and it's a classic. Thus album does show even approaching his 40s, The Game stills got it.
BruhMan
84
So many old school samples, beats & refferences. While the record is a bit long, It still serves as a great sequel to Mr.Chuck Taylor's classic debut album.

FAVORITE TRACKS: On Me, Step Up, Don't Trip, Standing On Ferraris, Dollar and a Dream, Made In America, Summertime, The Documentary 2, New York, New York, 100 & Just Another Day

LEAST FAVORITE: Hashtag
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Track List

  1. Intro - Documentary 2
  2. On Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
  3. Step Up (ft. Dej Loaf & Sha Sha)
  4. Don’t Trip (feat. Ice Cube, Dr. Dre & will.i.am)
  5. Standing On Ferraris (feat. Diddy)
  6. Dollar and a Dream (feat. AB Soul)
  7. Made In America (feat. Marcus Black)
  8. Hashtag (feat. Jelly Roll)
  9. Circles (feat. Q-Tip, Eric Bellinger & Sha Sha)
  10. Uncle (Skit)
  11. Dedicated (feat. Future & Sonyae)
  12. Bitch You Ain't Shit
  13. Summertime (feat. Jelly Roll)
  14. Mula (feat. Kanye West)
  15. The Documentary 2
  16. New York, New York
  17. 100 (feat. Drake)
  18. Just Another Day
  19. LA (feat. Snoop Dogg, will.i.am & Fergie)

Year End Lists

#14/Complex
#22/Stashed
/HipHopDX
/NPR Music
/XXL
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Added on: September 15, 2015