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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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Wouldn't Get Far
For you, baby, I'd find you For you, baby, I'd find you For you, baby, I'd find you For you, baby, I'd find you I done been around the world, been... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  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: 33 out of 39
  2. Negative: 3 out of 39
  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. JasonV
    Dec 1, 2006
    10
    I think the Game did a great job with this album. It has sweet beats and clever rhymes. GGGGG Unot!!!
  3. DavidO
    Feb 14, 2007
    10
    This album is the best rap-album on earth!!!!!!!!!!
  4. AntonN
    Nov 23, 2006
    9
    A very great album! Game really had something to prove and on this album and he proves it. His skills go beyond being associated with someone A very great album! Game really had something to prove and on this album and he proves it. His skills go beyond being associated with someone whose already made it(Dr. Dre and 50 cent). GAme is a talented lyricist and creator on his own accord with or without Dr. Dre! Expand
  5. WillP.
    Mar 2, 2007
    9
    Surprisingly, this album is incredibly good. I have to admit that I was not a fan at all of The Game's first album (except for the Surprisingly, this album is incredibly good. I have to admit that I was not a fan at all of The Game's first album (except for the ridiculously good beat on "Dreams"). That being said, either the Game has greatly improved his flow or he just isn't being tainted by 50 Cent and his awful rapping skills or lack thereof. My only two problems are the fact that he still name drops way too much, and the fact that he decided to cover the beat from Public Enemy's absolutely classic "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos", one of the 10 least-needy-of-a-cover songs ever. Expand
  6. Mar 22, 2015
    8
    7.8/10................................................................................................................................................
  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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