The Game - 1992
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 65 ratings
2016 Ratings: #344
Liked by 1 person
October 14, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Blood Money, Entertainment One / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

82
HipHopDX

1992 showcases some of the strongest storytelling of his career.

80
XXL

1992 is actually quite the opposite of incompetency as Game gives listeners a thorough snapshot of the current climate in America along with narratives from the title year.

70
AllMusic

The constant flow of pronouns is not bound to sway Game critics, but the rapper's narrative aptitude is indisputable, most evident in track six, where he richly details a close friendship severed by gang alliances. Moreover, the rapper's fervor is tireless.

50
The Needle Drop
Compton rapper the Game returns with a partially fulfilled concept album about his early days.
HHGA
81
Coming on the heels of the surprisingly good The Documentary 2/2.5, The Game drops another quality album with 1992. The album's concept has The Game looking back on his formative years, reflecting on his youth, the rise of gangsta rap, the L.A.riots, and more. Lyrically The Game is on point, and the vintage-sounding beats bang. This is one of The Game's best albums.

Fun fact: The album's artwork was done by Joe Cool, a visual artist who is most famous for co-designing the cover of Snoop ... read more
Z.Younk
76
Game gets a lot of hate for some odd reason, but the man should be in every hip-hop purist's top 20 emcees. Consistant since his debut, he delivers again on 1992, which is no surprise after The Documentary 2/2.5's surprising excellence. The songs just aren't memorable and he sound much less passionate this time.
StreetsDisciple
60
I think this is fairly comfortably Game's worst proper solo release. There isn't one great song that I have wanted to play over and over. The beats are above decent but with all of the samples that have been used on well known records, particularly during the first half of the album, it feels weird. It's hard not to like anything that samples Foster Sylvers' 'Misdemeanor' as 'Bompton' does, or 'The Message' as 'Fuck Orange Juice' does, but it feels like I've heard it all before. I probably ... read more
ropa91
83
In this album The Game takes us back to early 90's and he speaks how was growing up in Compton.
The Game stated there will be no features on this album, but there are some uncredited appearances by singers through the album, with Jason Derulo and Jeremih.
Producer Bongo is all over the album. What I liked the most on this albums are samples, very dope samples.
Also I love album cover. Too short album in my opinion, but it is not a necessary a bad thing.
All in all good follow up to previous ... read more
74
Favourite Tracks (Max of 5):
The Juice
The Soundtrack
I Grew Up On Wu-Tang
What Your Life Like
92 Bars

Least Favourite:
Bompton
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Added on: September 5, 2016