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  • Summary: A sequel to the rappers debut 2005 album is part one of a double album (The Documentary 2.5 was released October 16th) features guest appearances from such artists as Ab-Soul, Diddy, Dr. Dre, Drake, Fergie, Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, Q-Tip, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, and will.i.am.
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(Cardo got wings) Real nigga shit Other night at your crib, it was like me, Black, 40, OB We just sittin' there talkin' 'bout life Played some beats,... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Oct 16, 2015
    90
    The Documentary 2, succeeds by reminding you what made the original so memorable.
  2. Oct 20, 2015
    90
    His lyrics are more considered; his flow is varied and on point pretty much throughout; the choice in music is superb; there are concepts that deserve your attention. The Game has delivered one of the greatest hip hop double albums in history.
  3. Oct 15, 2015
    80
    Game’s first installment The Documentary 2 is a fine achievement in making the familiar sound fresh. It will be exciting to see what he has in store for the second go-round.
  4. Nov 9, 2015
    80
    Great news is The Documentary 2 sounds effortless and winds up awesome because of it.
  5. 75
    This album is grand. Though it clocks in at 73 minutes, it unfolds with few speed bumps.
  6. Oct 15, 2015
    72
    The Documentary 2 solidifies him a grade-grubbing student of hip-hop, one with far more resources and drive than natural talent, but a student all the same.
  7. Oct 16, 2015
    30
    Some songs feel unfinished, especially on disc one. Much of the production on both halves is terribly derivative and some great samples get mangled.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Nov 28, 2015
    10
    Its an independent album sounding like a Dr.Dre solo project. Eminem Big L biggie and others might be better lyricist than game but rap comeIts an independent album sounding like a Dr.Dre solo project. Eminem Big L biggie and others might be better lyricist than game but rap come to game game naturally his beat selection and flow is so nas like and natural and goes harder than. He is like a nas as hard as dmx and namedropping is an asset imo he does it so brilliantly showing he is not afraid of everyone. Deserved a 5 mic in Doctors Advocate though classic album and this one too. Expand
  2. Oct 16, 2015
    10
    Excellent album, definitely his best work since Doctor's advocate. The beats are dope and polished to perfection and Game's improved a lot onExcellent album, definitely his best work since Doctor's advocate. The beats are dope and polished to perfection and Game's improved a lot on his flow and acrobatic rhymes. Expand
  3. Oct 19, 2015
    10
    Short and simple, best Game album since The Documentary. Album of The Year contender. The songs flow seemlessly, from end to end. He isShort and simple, best Game album since The Documentary. Album of The Year contender. The songs flow seemlessly, from end to end. He is rapping better than ever. This is a true Game album. Expand
  4. Oct 16, 2015
    8
    Documentary 2 is a worthy sequel to the Documentary. Using beats similar to the early 2000's was a bit of a risk but it certainly payed off asDocumentary 2 is a worthy sequel to the Documentary. Using beats similar to the early 2000's was a bit of a risk but it certainly payed off as the production was not boring with enjoyable tracks like Don't trip, Step up and B*tch you ain't sh*t. The Game was at his best in a long time as his lyrics were amazing, The features were as good with the best features being Kendrick Lamar, will.i am, Sha Sha and Ab-Soul. The Album starts off with On me feat Kendrick which was the best track in the album and slightly maintains the momentum with Step up to Standing on ferraris then The amazing Sentimental track Dollar and a Dream with Ab-Soul bringing his A-game, The album steps down a bit with Hashtag which was not as good as other tracks and Just another day being boring on The beat but the album was good until the end with the Dope track L.A finishing off. The Best tracks are On me, Dedicated, Mula and L.A. The worst Tracks are Just another day and Hashtag with Dej loaf and Jelly roll being disappointing features but overally the production is great, Lyrics are good, Features are worthy and better than last year's Blood Moon. This is not the best Album in five years as The Game said, but one to remember this year with high expectations on The Documentary 2.5. Expand
  5. Oct 18, 2015
    8
    Overall a very good follow up album to the album that first gained game notoriety. Game's lyrics and flow are top notch throughout the albumOverall a very good follow up album to the album that first gained game notoriety. Game's lyrics and flow are top notch throughout the album but it is a little too long for my liking. Expand
  6. Oct 17, 2015
    8
    Great album from the Game. Gives great social commentary on the "ghetto" and always has a great sound around. Not many low tracks, andGreat album from the Game. Gives great social commentary on the "ghetto" and always has a great sound around. Not many low tracks, and standout tracks are there. Expand
  7. Oct 23, 2015
    0
    I'm so sick of that same old love,
    what's wrong with being confident?
    Hotline bling slays and y'all have to know this, this album is not
    I'm so sick of that same old love,
    what's wrong with being confident?
    Hotline bling slays and y'all have to know this, this album is not good to me, I prefer The Weeknd's new album than this to be honest.
    Revival, Confident, Hotline Bling and The Beauty Behind The Madness are better
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