More a misrepresentation than a failure, Blood Moon is a loose label comp that would do fine living in the forgiving lands of stopgap and second tier. There are certainly moments where the best of Jayceon Taylor is on display. However, with the release of his latest effort, Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf, he's offered another reason for fans to forgot just how good he is. Labeled as a album proper, it's a serious dip. Here, Game is completely out-shined by not only Gotti, Chainz and Tip, but also his usage of the overly used flow. The Grammy Award-nominated rapper normally surrounds himself with stellar production. A stark contrast to much of what's found on Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf, the song details a character as he questions the society he lives in, and subsequently sets out to avenge the innocent victims of the society's ills.
Normally, a testament to his dedication as a student of the game, his ability to maneuver between characters and mimic flows is a hindrance on Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf. Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, Soulja Boy, T. So what's all this then?. Bobby Shmurda, Skeme, Freddie Gibbs 15 Black On Black feat. Features from returning guests, even, like , , and , plus features from newcomers and , both of them signed to Blood Money. Tyga, Eric Bellinger 11 Or Nah feat. Sometimes things like his habitual name dropping and controversy divert attention from the fact that he has been one of the most consistent rappers over the last decade.
Dubb 10 Best Head Ever feat. Stacy Barth 08 Trouble On My Mind feat. Game touches on some really sensitive and controversial themes on this emotionally charged record. He goes from paying homage to the Detroit rapper to sounding like a wannabe, real quick. Not even appearances from superstars like Lil Wayne, T.
French Montana, Sam Hook, Dubb 07 The Purge feat. Since the release of his debut, The Documentary, he's delivered a series critically acclaimed albums, out-rapped many of his counterparts and at one point, was one of the only rappers popping on West coast. Lil Wayne, Chris Brown 05 On One feat. Tyga, Pharaoh Prophet 13 Food For My Stomach feat. Biggest obsession of them all being Dr. He proclaims himself the 'Black Marshal Mathers,' raps like a chainsaw-wielding Slim Shady and mentions thinking he was Eminem all within the first three songs on the album. Dre gets some mentions on Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf, and according to the Game, he's still behind the boards, working on the man's 2015 album and brewing up a game changer.
He raps about Shmoney dancing with guns, busting guns and using the Uber app to hop in a taxi after busting those guns. Dubb, Skeme 14 Hit Em Hard feat. Lil Wayne, who has been on fire as of late, barely even shows up on the record, only taking on hook duties. Young Jeezy, Kevin Gates 16 Mad Flows feat. Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf is mostly a collection of uninspired and easily forgettable songs. Dubb, Jake, Papa 09 Cellphone feat.
The sole purpose of the offering is to showcase the new talent signed to Game's newly formed label, Blood Money Entertainment. The Game's previous discography is nothing if not interesting, as the rapper willingly succumbed to his obsessions. We're assuming or at least, hoping he saved all of his better records for that album. Dre, the superstar producer who only occasionally works with this loose cannon rapper but still colors so much of his work in absentia. In an era of hip hop where rappers are more focused on melodies and swag than they are on lyrics, Game manages to still be a rapper's rapper. As an artist, Game is a chameleon of sorts. Game doesn't quite get the respect he deserves.
The issue is that signees Dubb and Skeme only appear on five songs throughout the 16-track album. Next up for Game is the sequel to 2005's The Documentary. . . .
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