This is a fantastic project. It shows a lot of emotional depth as well as moments of fun and is all very cohesive. It is a very well layed out album. The only thing that could be seen as a blessing, in terms of bringing diversity to the album, or a curse in the sense that it detracts from the talent of the lead artist.
The lyricism is fantastic. It is poured on every track and is very good at helping to keep the listener interested in what the artists have to say. This is especially helpful since the album has tendencies to lean on heavy emotions to make powerful tracks. Game is especially adept at the lyricism but even the features have the ability to be lyrical, maybe not to the extent of Game but definitely somewhat.
The production is amazing. As a protégé of Dr Dre, production is very important to Game and he shows it in this near perfect choice of beats. It creates a very personal atmosphere with all its emotional talk and the backing rises and falls with how the listener should be feeling.
The features are many and but do add something to the LP. While Game can sometimes be lost in the sea of other voices, they are good for adding other opinions and reinforcement to the tracks they are featured on. Most of the others on this album are featured several times on different tracks which helps to show how they are good for more than one type of song, helping to build up Game’s imprint.
Overall, this is a great album for all fans of Hip Hop. It has most, if not all, elements of a great rap album and if this is the direction Game is headed in, his next album is going to be even closer to perfect.