The Game – The Documentary 2.5 Review

This album is the second disc of his release last week and it continues the standard of greatness. There is at least a few tracks for every Hip Hop listener and they are done very well.

The production is good and keeps his west coast feel well and truly alive. Each song may have the diversity to keep its individuality, but it definately has that west influence through all of it. There are no issues with the backings on this as he covers every aspect of Hip Hop with it.

The lyricism is good and shows he is still improving upon his previous performances. The way he moves within the beats shows great talent as Game has shown every step of his discography. There is little to improve on here, but maybe some radio friendly songs to appeal to the mainstream.

The features all help flesh this out and, while they all put in a lot of effort, show that Game is one of the best out there. Each guest shows that they have some talent and that they can put passion into thier work, but few come close to the main artist. There are no issues with his selection however because each helps make the project more cohesive.

Overall, this album is a fantastic continuation of his previous work that shows Game is not missing a step. If Game can keep this up, then he will truly be one of the greats.

Scarface – Deeply Rooted Review

This is a great album that shows a lot of depth from one of Hip Hop’s veterans. Scarface does a great job of showing many sides of the rap game and shows how the community has moved forward.

The production is fantastic and compliments Scarface style very well. Each beat is individual without being harsh in the transitions. Maybe some beats with a more modern feel could show that Scarface can work with how the culture has moved, but Scarface makes a point that some of the old school is where Hip Hop flourished and is where he operates at his best.

The lyricism may not be fast flowing but it is crafted extremely well with Scarface putting together rhymes that speak to the listener with a lot of impact. His slower than the modern average raps mean that on first hearing the words, the listener feels the full force of the words as well as every time after that. Maybe more of a variety in his flow could show that Scarface can bring more to the table, but there is no doubt that Scarface knows what works for him.

The features all bring a fresh take on the song they are on. The guests all bring a lot of effort to thier verses which helps thier talents stand out as well as boost Scarface’s work. A feature or two from further afield could make a few interesting moments, but Scarface has a great range of people on this that adds a lot of flavour.

Overall, this is a great album to listen through with a lot of great tracks and features. Scarface has made a great album that older listeners can enjoy and younger people can learn from.