Best Bball References on The R.E.D. Album
Plus a track-by-track rundown of Game’s new joint.
by Doobie Okon
“I gave you The Documentary, shit was a classic/Gave you Doctor’s Advocate, you ripped it out the package/Came with L.A.X., since critics said it was average/I was stressed the fuck out, torn between Aftermath and Geffen, Interscope, now I got you in the scope/Spill the red ink on the paper it’s like my pen broke/And this what you all been waiting for” —”The City”
Uh….ya. Pretty much sums it up, Game. Now back where he belongs at Aftermath with Dre (who is the only one who can completely maximize the hardheaded rapper’s talent), Game delivers one of the most anticipated albums of 2011. The Documentary is still my favorite and he hasn’t touched it since, especially not with the filler-heavy L.A.X. So let’s see if The R.E.D. Album is worth all the hype…
And, as expected, you know Game is ready to mix plenty of Lakers, Kobe, Bron, red L.A. Angels fitted and Jordan sneaks mentions. But he came extra hard with the hoops on his summer mixtape, Hood Morning, and I have a feeling R.E.D. ain’t going to disappoint on that front. Jayceon might get a little stale sometimes with the sports and hip-hop references (see Tyler, the Creator later), which usually name every single rapper outside of himself, but maybe a more mature flow and having Dre’s oversight as executive producer could make this album a keeper. Roll through the gallery above to peep all of the references.
Hit page two for a track-by-track breakdown of The R.E.D. Album.