Doctor's Advocate

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  • Summary: The rapper's second album is missing contributions from the Dr. Dre / Eminem / 50 Cent clan who helped power 'The Documentary' to success, but it does feature production work by Kanye West, Just Blaze and Swizz Beatz.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. The Game shows lyrical improvement over his major label debut, and even though some accused him of being a "name dropper" back then and still will today, the references seem more in keeping with his "soldier of the West" philosophy and less like a filler for lack of content.
  2. If anyone questioned whether or not Jayceon Taylor had what it took to stand on his own post-G-Unit, Game answers all of his critics with a resounding yes on Doctor's Advocate.
  3. As rap music, The Doctor’s Advocate is good; as tangled psychodrama, it's better.
  4. An album that will satisfy everyone who enjoyed his debut.
  5. There's nothing here as catchy as last year's hit "Hate It or Love It," but there's no shortage of good hooks or vigorous rhythms.
  6. Billboard
    60
    Even though "Doctor's Advocate" has its failings, it's a prescription that comes recommended. [18 Nov 2006]
  7. Doctor’s Advocate is essentially a long album of just okay rhymes, just okay rapping, and (without the benefit of best-of-year sublimity like Cool & Dre’s “Hate It or Love It” production) a lot of just okay beats.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 38
  2. Negative: 3 out of 38
  1. Oct 16, 2015
    10
    Great sequel to his great debut album, even with his recent departure from G-Unit, he shows a lot of lyrical improvement on the album and addsGreat sequel to his great debut album, even with his recent departure from G-Unit, he shows a lot of lyrical improvement on the album and adds even more drama to his songs. Dre isn't behind the beats, but they are still dope as ever with One blood and California vacation as my highlights of the album. Expand
  2. durohard
    Nov 23, 2006
    10
    if you like gangsta s*** it gets no better than this... the album is hard from begining to end. THE GAME is the king of rap. get you that if you like gangsta s*** it gets no better than this... the album is hard from begining to end. THE GAME is the king of rap. get you that sticky and follow me down FLORENCE AVE as we pump the king of rap just make sure you wear the right colors and dont get caught slipping.......... Expand
  3. JoeyD
    Jan 22, 2007
    10
    your album is way better than 50 cent has ever made. keep doing yo thing
  4. MASTAMINDE
    Nov 17, 2006
    9
    Whoa, The Game has really impressed me this time around. While I appreciated The Documentary primarily for its incredibly solid production Whoa, The Game has really impressed me this time around. While I appreciated The Documentary primarily for its incredibly solid production and generally good guest verses The Game himself had rather weak flow. He had virtually the same pace on each song. On the Doctor's Advocate the solid production is back, but the guests are even better. Verses provided by Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Will.i.am, Kurupt, Nas and Xzibit easily beat anything that could've been provided by 50 Cent, G-Unit, or Eminem. Most importantly though, Games rapping has greatly improved. Lyrically its stronger (though the rampant name dropping is still present) and his flow is smoother and his pacing varied. There are genuine surprising moments like on the song Wouldn't Get Far. Where the Game adapts effortlesslyto any beat provided. All in all a great achievement, the incessant name dropping could be avoided and his rather bloated ego also detract a bit. Nonetheless, easily one of the best rap albums of the year. Expand
  5. aL.cks
    Dec 20, 2006
    9
    You can feel real emotion listening to this album and Game's flow has improved so much. In all, its way better than Jay-Z's KIngdom Come.
  6. andyc
    Nov 15, 2006
    8
    good shit.
  7. [Anonymous]
    Dec 15, 2006
    0
    One of the worst rapper of all time!!!! All he raps about is 64 Impalas, Dr.Dre, Compton & NAME DROPS TO F***ING MUCH!!!

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