I’m a real big Bishop Lamont fan. If you don’t have his mixtapes you should check them out for sure. In this video he performs a snippet of the (supposed) new single off Dr. Dres highly anticipated album “Detox”. This song has me psyched. Listen to the beat! Also add the fact that Bishop Lamont is going at Game on this one and we might have a noise maker when this song officially drops. Which when it does will be in our audio section and available for DL immediately.
Young Jeezy fell only a single slot in a week with his third album The Recession selling 89,941 in its second week. The other original Def Jam artist LL Cool J cracked the charts just above the 10 spot, selling 43,645 units in its first week. The Game takes #7 with LAX selling 49,241 and Lil’ Wayne is still putting up impressive numbers after reaching the double-platinum mark, placing a spot below the Compton MC and a spot over the self-proclaimed G.O.A.T
Additional Reporting by Rashaan Meador
In 2006, rapper The Game released his second LP – The Doctor’s Advocate. Two years, one four-month trip to prison and countless struggles with estranged supporters Dr. Dre and 50 Cent later, The Game has dropped LAX. Hopping on the ubiquitous popular rapper manifesto, Game said this album would be his last, because he supposedly has nothing left to prove.
However, the album – a 19-track feature-heavy compilation – is definitely not a high note for Game to leave off on.
The album starts with a prayer from rap’s new preacher DMX, and just as quickly as you can press next, Game brings you the somber and boring “LAX Files.” A few skippable tracks later, Lil’ Wayne lends a T-Wayne singing feature to his West Coast cohort on “My Life.”
Ultimately, this album is marred by poor production and boring lyricism by Game, save for a few tracks like “Dope Boys,” “Cali Sunshine” and “Angel.” On “Angel,” Game scores Kanye production and a Common feature for a cliché yet catchy ode to their leading lady – hip-hop.
In previous albums, listeners looked forward to an entire album of hearing The Game’s witty lyricism and knocking production picks – no matter how vulgar or hard it got – because they knew what to expect. But on LAX, The Game enlists so many features (there are only three solo songs!) that any message he was trying to get across gets far too diluted and commercialized.
If this truly is his last album – he better not expect to be mentioned in the same breath as Pac, Biggie and Jay-Z…or even Wheezy baby.