The Game's The R.E.D. Album: A First Listen - August 19, 2011 - SF Weekly
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The Game's The R.E.D. Album: A First Listen

The Game needs no introduction. The man who was kicked out of G-Unit and made a whole album about whinily stalking ex-benefactor Dr. Dre has most recently performed two actions: 1) Releasing a diss track called “Uncle Otis,” whose targets include Tyler, the Creator; and 2) releasing a collaboration with Tyler, the Creator. Therefore, I expect this liveblogging of his fourth album to be immaculate. Let's see.

“Dr. Dre Intro”

“Being born there … is just like dying there.”

“The City”

Rick Ross' fantasy life has nothing on the Game. Off the bat, he brags about wrestling alligators in the Everglades. Then there's “I'm probably top five/ Game, Biggie, Hov … probably Pac, Nas.” We're not five minutes in! I don't know who Kendrick Lamar is, but he compared himself to a record and didn't explain why (you spin him 'round maybe?). The Game acknowledges that critics said LAX was average, but he doesn't seem to disagree. Laughing my ass off at this stewardess style-warning about wearing gang colors in L.A..