The Documentary

The Game - The Documentary
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2005 Ratings: #157 / 443
User Score
Based on 118 ratings
2005 Ratings: #39
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January 18, 2005 / Release Date
LP / Format
Aftermath, G-Unit, Interscope / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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Easily the most accessible of Game's catalog, and likely the most popular because of it. It's a fantastic debut and and though Game isn't the most prolific rapper, he certainly knows how to make good songs and albums. The 50 influence in the first part of the album is evident (quite obvious given he's feature one 3 of the albums first 5 tracks, excluding the intro) which leads to the major fault of the album: it's never quite sure exactly what it wants to be. Is this a G-Unit album? Is it a ... read more
FAVORITE TRACKS: Westside Story, Dreams, Hate It or Love It, Higher, How We Do, Don't Need Your Love, Church for Thugs, Runnin', The Documentary, Start from Scratch, No More Fun and Games, We Ain't Special & Like Father, Like Son.

LEAST FAVORITE: Put You on the Game
best debut of all time?
Classic . Fuckin. Hip hop. One of the most underrated albums in my opinion tbh this is just golden. Prime Game Prime Game Prime Game
Though there’s always been a debate about whether or not 50 wrote the album (he did write about 60% of the hooks), there is no denying the power behind this album and what Game brought back to the game for the West. With aggressive lyrics, booming production that ranged from murderous to upbeat to soulful to despondent at times, Game gives us an album that is beyond what any of us expected. Singles like “How We Do”, “Dreams”, and “Hate It Or Love It” ... read more
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Track List

  1. Intro
  2. Westside Story (featuring 50 Cent)
  3. Dreams
  4. Hate It or Love It (featuring 50 Cent)
  5. Higher
  6. How We Do (featuring 50 Cent)
  7. Don't Need Your Love (featuring Faith Evans)
  8. Church for Thugs
  9. Put You on the Game
  10. Start from Scratch (featuring Marsha Ambrosius)
  11. The Documentary
  12. Runnin' (featuring Tony Yayo & Dion)
  13. No More Fun and Games
  14. We Ain't (featuring Eminem)
  15. Where I'm From (featuring Nate Dogg)
  16. Special (featuring Nate Dogg)
  17. Don't Worry (featuring Mary J. Blige)
  18. Like Father, Like Son (featuring Busta Rhymes)
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