The Game – Purple and Patron

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After having “I’m the King” on repeat the last week or two I’m looking forward to Game’s next album, finally copped this today and it’s pretty stellar. For a double album it doesn’t lag (e-40, take note, I love your work, just don’t like having to fast forward every second track), touches base with a wide array of producers and artists (KRS 1 and Wiz Khalifa on the same album..scandalous) and has the right mix of grittiness and radio friendly pop sensibilities. Problem is, whether the album stands up to this. Big ask.

stand-outs

Track with Jacka and Mistah FAB is blocked…

Boosie doing a track about murder…dope for real.

anyways, download the mixtape here

http://www.sendspace.com/file/s9o5k0

(tracklist ganked from hiphopisdream.com)

Presented by DJ Skee & Funkmaster Flex

Disc 1

01 The Game L.A. Times [Produced By Ervin Ep Pope]
02 The Game In My ’64 (Feat. Pharrell & Snoop Dogg) [Produced By The Neptunes]
03 The Game Soo Woo (Feat. Lil Wayne) [Produced By Bink]

04 The Game Living Better Now (Feat. Detail & Tools) [Produced By Dj Shake]
05 The Game R.I.P. Story [Produced By Nottz]
06 The Game Purp & Patron Sam Hook & Menace & Td [Produced By Dj Shake]
07 The Game I’m The King (Remix) (Feat. Mistah Fab & The Jacka) [Produced By 1500 Or Nuthin’]
08 The Game Taylor Made (Feat. Wiz Khalifa) [Produced By Che Vicious]
09 The Game Childrens Story [Produced By Ervin Ep Pope]
10 The Game Dead [Produced By 1500 Or Nothin’]
11 The Game Ferrari Lifestyle (Feat. Fabolous) [Produced By D.A. Dorman]
12 The Game The Kill [Produced By Cool & Dre]
13 The Game Heart Breaker (Feat Rev. Burke) [Produced By The Rza]
14 The Game Purp & Yellow Skeetox (Feat. Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa) (Remix)

Disc 2

15 The Game Burn Ny (Feat. Mysonne) [Produced By Mike City]
16 The Game Bad Intentions [Produced By Dj Shake]
17 The Game Khaki Suit (Feat. T-Pain) [Produced By T-Pain]
18 The Game Wonderful World [Produced By Dj Shake]
19 The Game Ashed To Ashes (Feat. Rick Ross)
20 The Game Dedicated (Feat. Pharrell) [Produced By The Neptunes]
21 The Game Soft Rhodes (Feat. Ashanti) [Produced By Dr. Dre]
22 The Game I Just Want To Fck [Produced By Denaun Porter]
23 The Game 187 (Feat. Lil Boosie)
24 The Game Whip It (Feat. Fabolous) [Produced By Dj Haze]
25 The Game Favorite Dj Remix (Feat. Clinton Sparks & Jim Jones) [Produced By Green Lantern]
26 The Game Supastar (Feat. Ashley Cole & Mike Epps) [Produced By Ervin Ep Pope]
27 The Game Can A Drummer Get Some (Feat. Travis Barker, Swizz Beatz, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross) [Produced By Travis Barker]
28 The Game History (Feat. Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane & Krs One) [Produced By Ervin Ep Pope]
29 The Game The Ocean (Feat. Dre) [Produced By Dr. Dre & Che Vicious]

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Mistah Fab – Boom Bap (Dir. Aris Jerome)

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First, I like Fabby Davis Jr. Since he was first breaking out from Thizz Nation and when the Baydestrian came out I thought he was going to be the next big thing (the bay was hot back then). He can rap. He could pick a good beat and sound good over it. He could put out some superbly radio friendly sounds. He could mix it up with freestyle battles against dinosaurs like royce da 5 9 and come off looking good. And nothing happened. He just seemed kinda cheesy. Bay bloggers disowned him. I’m pretty sure Messy Marv gets in a couple disses at him on Draped Up and Chipped Out II even though FAB features on a track with Marv on that same album.

And last week this popped up in my feed. He’s doing bootsie backpack raps to the point of wearing an actual backpack in the video. (is the backpack a metaphor for a backpack? srsly?)

(Aris Jerome on the video, bit different looking for him, but watch his youtube channel for a go-to list of who’s doing interesting shit in the bay.)

The beat is nice.(if ancient sounding. reminds me of an old mad circle video, which isn’t a bad thing) he raps with a proficiency that’s fairly remarkable. And I think this is his natural habitat. He was good on “Calling My Name” with the Jacka, he’s real nice on the remix of the Game’s “I’m The King”. If Fab had been chasing that “EastCoast, 15 years ago” market the whole time he’d be a bigger name (on the internet at least) that boring guys like Joe Budden.

Still, I liked him more over a traxamillion beat.

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