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The Documentary (Compton Collectors Edition CD+ DVD) [Collector's Edition, Limited Edition]

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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (670 customer reviews)


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GAME went from Gangsta to great musician right before our eyes. He recharged legendary west coast captain Dr. Dre, delivering the producer’s last true Cali-themed classic in “The Documentary” and then took it upon himself to keep West Coast hip-hop relevant – #1 hit single, #1 album and $20 million-dollar film role at a time.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 18, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Collector's Edition, Limited Edition
  • Label: Aftermath
  • ASIN: B00075TZO0
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (670 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #198,970 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Intro
2. Westside Story
3. Dreams
4. Hate It or Love It
5. Higher
6. How We Do
7. Don't Need Your Love
8. Church for Thugs
9. Put You on the Game
10. Start from Scratch
11. The Documentary
12. Runnin'
13. No More Fun and Games
14. We Ain't
15. Where I'm From
16. Special
17. Don't Worry
18. Like Father, Like Son

Editorial Reviews

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If the Game's G Unit-fueled debut--the most anticipated CD of early 2005--is supposed to be the Answer like Iverson, then what was the question? Well, when an emcee gets to rifle through 50 Cent's Rolodex to hand-pick top flight producers (Timbaland, Just Blaze, Kanye West) it's a can't miss scheme, right? In this case, uh-huh. "Westside Story" is Game's opportunity to remind crunk-come-lately's that his region is still rap relevant. On the Dr. Dre-produced "Higher" he snorts: "I got 'em (Impala's) in every color, yeah I'm a known stunna." Yep, he's rich now too, and drives whips that cost more than most make in a year. It doesn't even matter much that he's a B minus rhyme spitter, or that he spends way too much studio time name dropping. His real life 50 Cent-esque narratives (been shot, involvement in "subterranean" activities) makes cuts like the introspective, Havoc-hemmed "Don't Need Your Love" with Faith Evans that much more compelling. Boasting a half-dozen plus other sure-fire hit singles including the Kanye burner "Dreams," few albums can match up to The Documentary--the only Game in town. --Dalton Higgins

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Game ~ The Documentary (Compton Collec

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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is beyond anything I expected. January 18, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I have to give credit where credit is due. Game had an uphill battle from day one. I'm sure any star will testify that the problem with starting at the top is that almost everybody is waiting for you to fall instantly to the bottom. With Dre underscoring his credibility, Game's inherent buzz quickly became a "hype" and raised the pressing question of NOT wether he could meet our expectations but rather if he could EXCEED them. Let's face it. That's what the critics, and perhaps some buyers, are all waiting for: To have their expectations blown out of the water.

Well...here's one vote that he did it. And this is coming from one wary and reluctant buyer. To be quite honest, my radar was honing more on Dre and his label than the Game himself. As the mastermind behind everything that leaves the Aftermath, I was scared that maybe Aftermath was on it's way to becoming an After Thought (like DeathRow). I think many will agree that rap has become painfully redundant, uncreative and unoriginal. Outside of the actual CD was an overwhelming amount of evidence that Game was doomed to the same tired pseudo-thug content of so many other rappers - many of whom represent Dre's label.

Of course, Game does in fact deliver the same old West Coast Game of low-riders, chronics, loose women, sneakers, guns yada, yada, yada. It wouldn't be Game without it. But where I have to give him mad credit is that the tone of his lyrics seems to give the Gangster Lifestyle a 3-Dimensional view and he masterfully gives us a glimpse of all angles. Some of the songs on here have a regretful tone that is probably more accurate of real gangsters than the pro-violent atitude exemplified by our vinyl thugs of past.
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75 of 87 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Game Over February 5, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I was first introduced to The Game on Lloyd Banks' "Hunger For More" CD on the track "When The Chips Are Down". The song was pretty good but seeing that this was the newest member of G Unit, I wanted to hear him on a few more tracks before I tried to form an opinion on his skills. However, when I heard The Game on Jim Jones' "Certified Gangsta (Remix)", then I knew that The Game had skills. On the track, The Game puts Jim Jones and Cam'ron to shame on their own track as he clearly steals the show. The Game would also be featured on Young Buck's "Straight Outta Cashville" CD on the track "Stomp" that also featured Ludacris. The track originally featured TI and Ludacris but TI decided that he didn't want to be featured on the track after the tongue lashing that he got from Ludacris. My roomate then purchased a mixtape entitled "DJ Neptune Presents The Game Westside Story". This mixed CD has alot of nice tracks and freestyles on it. The best being "Westside Story", "Get Your Money Right" featuring Jay Z and Dr. Dre", "Still Cruisin" w/Eazy E, and the whole track from the Boost Mobile commercial, "The Whole City Behind Us" featuring Kanye West and Ludacris. After listening to this mixed CD and other downloads from The Game, I was anxiously awaiting "The Documentary".

"The Documentary" definitely doesn't disappoint. On "Westside Story", The Game tries his best to give the west coast a 2004 national anthem, as he gives props to the west coast groups and artists that came out before him and how he's going to keep the west on the map for awhile. Dr. Dre clearly proves why he is still one fo the best producers today with this track. "Dreams" is produced by Kanye West and The Game does a good job mixing in the clever wordplay with Kanye's sample on the track.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Aftermath at the top of their game January 18, 2005
Format:Audio CD
OK, let's get this straight. If you rated this CD 1 star, you don't own it. You just hate aftermath, hate rap, and have no lives. If you don't have the CD, why bother reviewing it? Don't you have something better to waste your time on? Anyways, as we all know, the Game's Documentary was the most anticipated hip-hop debut album since Snoop Doggy Dogg. Raised in Compton, the birthplace of gangsta rap, The Game lives up the hype. After subpar 2004 releases for Shady/Aftermath/G-Unit including the good but not great Encore and Beg For Mercy, Aftermath starts 2005 out with a bang with hardcore, west-coast rap sure to revive the gangta era's glory days. The Documentary flawlessly seams slick production and powerful lyrics, and in turn ascends to the throne along with the Slim Shady LP as the most controversial, and greatest debut albums Aftermath and hip-hop have ever put out. And if you think this album is great, you haven't seen nothing yet. With a bright future, the Game has just begun.

1. Intro: Great way to build up momentum to Westside Story

2. Westside Story: A dramatic beat combines with Game's story about his rise to the top. 50 Cent delivers a good chorus, and Game really shines in his verses. Hard to believe this guy just learned to rap. A classic, trademark Aftermath album opener. (5/5)

3. Dreams: Kanye West is one of rap's great producers, without a doubt. However, this is not his best work and some random background noises get annoying. Game also does not say enough to save the track as the lyrics are also subpar. This is easily the worst song on the album, even though it is listenable. (3/5)

4. Hate it or Love it: One of the best tracks on the album; an instant classic. Game and 50 Cent both deliver killer hooks.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars West Coast
If you don't think this is top 5 hip hop albums, its cause you haven't listened to it. Must listen to all hip hop fans.
Published 1 month ago by Jose Garcia
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for the beats alone, a 3 for rhymes
As stated by other reviewers the game can get repetitive, he does namedrop a lot which can get irritating but once you adjust to him and just accept for what he is capable of then... Read more
Published 3 months ago by The Abstract
5.0 out of 5 stars West Coast
This album showed that The Game is going to be around for a long time. Listen from front to back.
Published 8 months ago by UnseenForce
5.0 out of 5 stars thas was up
I love the way this works. Amazon is amazing. I can download an entire album in minutes, instead of going to the mall and look for it and hope I find it.
Published 9 months ago by Jose Picasso
3.0 out of 5 stars bad ass
I really liked the album a lot especially he is a blood so the album was good so I will be purchasing more cds from the game
Published 12 months ago by Heltaskelta
1.0 out of 5 stars very angry
I do not know how this cd was purchased in amazon mp3. When I had already purchased the cd on Amazon.com in October. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Arjay
4.0 out of 5 stars West Coast!
The Game's showin' exactly what a WestcoastGangsta Mc iz!!
Nice album for every Gangsta rap fan!
Nice storytellin, nice flow & Feat.
Published 15 months ago by J
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Collection =]
IT ARRIVE JUST IN TIME. AM HAPPY WITH MY ORDER AND AM LOVING IT VERY MUCH! I GOT IT ON GOOD CONDITION I GOT NO COMPLAINS WITH MY PURCHASE.
Published 18 months ago by Manny
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Album but Not Classic Like Some May Claim
I give Game credit for trying to go in some direction with this album. He also has a good flow, with some nice production as well. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Esteban
5.0 out of 5 stars this product is truley a must have item
the item arrived as described, it was in a brand new unopened package damage and debris free. No scratches and clear as a whistle. Read more
Published 19 months ago by nicole
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