Game’s 2320 Bars & Runnin’

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    Game’s 2320 Bars & Runnin’: The Breakdown
    Earlier this week, Game released the latest of his 100-plus bar freestyles, “Daytona 500 (500 Bars)” just in time for his upcoming <em>The R.E.D. Album</em>. Rhyming over Jay-Z and Kanye West's “Otis” instrumental, the Compton MC indulges in 21 minutes and 5 seconds of straight spitting (and name-dropping galore). "Daytona" doesn't mark the first time Chuck Taylor has gone long. He's historically put out lengthy freestyles leading up to his LPs being released. <em>XXL</em> looks back at the nine marathon rhymes Game's released, breaks them down and rates them all. Let's Go!—<em>Ralph Bristout</em>
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    "100 Bars & Runnin’," <em>You Know What It Is Vol.1</em> (2003)
    <strong>LENGTH:</strong> 04:51<br /><strong>INSTRUMENTAL:</strong> Fearless Four's “Rockin' It” (1982)<br /><strong>NAME-DROPS (25):</strong> (Dr. Dre, Sammy Sosa, Pete Rose, Bobby Womack, Eazy-E, Run-D.M.C., Busta Rhymes, Latrell Sprewell, LeBron James, Jay-Z, Marvin Gaye, Bishop Don Magic Juan, Clipse, Jason Kidd, Tupac Shakur, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Jerry West, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, N.W.A, Donovan McNabb, Elton, Eddie & Nick)<br /><strong>RATING:</strong> XL<br /><strong>On the first freestyle of the series, off of the DJ Ray-hosted <em>You Know What It Is Vol. 1</em> mixtape, Hurricane Game sets his sights on bringing the West back as he tackles Fearless Four's 1982 song "Rockin' It."</strong> <object width="620" height="25"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ia0VNzvsTDs?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ia0VNzvsTDs?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="25" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
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    "The Breakdown (200 Bars & Runnin’)," <em>You Know What It Is Vol.2</em> (2004)
    <strong>LENGTH:</strong> 09:04<br /><strong>INSTRUMENTAL:</strong> Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg's “Deep Cover,” <strong>Deep Cover</strong> Soundtrack (1992)<br /><strong>NAME-DROPS:</strong> 43 (Eazy-E, The Notorious B.I.G., Joe Budden, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek, Fabolous, DJ Clue, DJ Kay Slay, Angie Martinez, Free, AJ Calloway, Nas, Domination, Bang Em Smurf, Suge Knight, Juelz Santana, OutKast, G-Unit, Stat Quo, Too Short, Hot Sauce, Alpo, AZ, Lil Eazy-E, Beanie Sigel, Gary Payton, Da Band, Roy Jones Jr., Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, Sha Money XL, Tony Yayo, D12, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Tupac Shakur, P. Diddy, 50 Cent, DJ Whoo Kid, Funkmaster Flex)<br /><strong>RATING:</strong> XL<br /> <strong>Gunning towards Joe Budden, Memphis Bleek, and the Roc, the then G-Unit signee flows over Snoop & Dre’s ’92 classic “Deep Cover” offering his first diss track within the series.</strong><br /> <object width="620" height="25"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/p3EAsuN9HzU?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/p3EAsuN9HzU?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="25" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
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    "300 Bars & Runnin’," <em>You Know What It Is Vol.3</em> (2005)
    <strong>LENGTH:</strong> 15:12<br /><strong>INSTRUMENTAL (s):</strong> KRS-One's “Loves Gonna Get 'cha,” Jay-Z's “Takeover,” Jadakiss' “By Your Side,” Mobb Deep's “Shook Ones Pt. II,” Jay-Z's “Lucifer,” Terror Squad's “Lean Back,” Dr. Dre's “Keep Their Heads Ringin’,” Capone-N-Noreaga's “T.O.N.Y.,” Lloyd Banks' “I’m So Fly,” QB's Finest “Da Bridge 2001,” Game's “Runnin’,” 50 Cent's “Just a Lil Bit,” Wu-Tang Clan's “Method Man,” Jay-Z's “Dead Presidents,” 2Pac's “Hail Mary,” The Notorious B.I.G.'s “Who Shot Ya,” 50 Cent's “In Da Club,” Jay-Z's “Dear Summer,” Kanye West's “Diamonds From Sierra Leone,” Jay-Z's “Brooklyn’s Finest,” Junior M.A.F.I.A.'s “Get Money,” T.I.'s “ASAP,” Eazy-E's “Real Muthaphuckkin G’s,” UTP's “Nolia Clap,” Jay-Z's “Blueprint 2”<br /><strong>NAME-DROPS (53):</strong> Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek, Young Chris, Neef, Beanie Sigel, The Notorious B.I.G., 50 Cent, Tony Yayo, Ludacris, Tupac Shakur, Elvis Presley, Eazy-E, Jadakiss, Lloyd Banks, Fat Joe, Nas, Olivia, Capone-N-Noreaga, N.O.R.E., Ja Rule, Shyne, Busta Rhymes, Justo Faison, Mike Jones, DJ Kay Slay, Big Mike, DJ Clue, Funkmaster Flex, Eminem, Diddy, Redman, Method Man, Big Fase, Vivica A. Fox, Jacki-O, Just Blaze, Kanye West, Charles Bronson, Doug E. Fresh, Dana Dane, Common, Dennis Rodman, Benzino, T.I., Young Buck, Murder Inc., Suge Knight, Death Row, Juvenile, C-Murder, Monica, Brandy, Joe Budden)<br /><strong>RATING:</strong> XL<br /><strong>Arguably the best in the franchise, the 15minute cut off of Game's <em>You Know What It Is Vol. 3</em> mixtape finds the Compton MC throwing jabs at both G-Unit and the Roc.</strong><br /><object width="620" height="25"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/KUOhyeOeH3s?version=3&hl=en_US"/><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"/><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/KUOhyeOeH3s?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="25" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"/></object>
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    "120 Bars (Stop Snitchin’, Stop Lyin’)," <em>Stop Snitchin-Stop Lyin</em> (2006)
    <strong>LENGTH:</strong> 07:43<br /><strong>INSTRUMENTAL(s):</strong> “Hustler's Ambition,” <em>Get Rich Or Die Tryin’</em> Soundtrack (2006)<br /><strong>NAME-DROPS (40):</strong> Young Buck, Mya, Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff, Kanye West, CL Smooth, Pete Rock, Dr. Dre, Ja Rule, Lloyd Banks, Big Daddy Kane, Glasses Malone, Lil Eazy-E, Eazy-E, O.J. Simpson, 50 Cent, GQ, Mobb Deep, Jay-Z, Tupac Shakur, Havoc, Fat Joe, Nas, Jadakiss, D-Block, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Scarface, Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Slim Thug, Bun B, Pimp C, Spider Loc, Ma$e, Dipset, Jesse Jackson, Olivia, Tony Yayo,)<br /> <strong>RATING:</strong> XL<br /><strong>Game keeps the bars coming G-Unit's way and disses the crew's new additions, Ma$e, Mobb Deep and Spider Loc. M.O.P. is exempted from any jabs. </strong><br /> <object width="620" height="25"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/9o7P6GIx55M?version=3&hl=en_US"/><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"/><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/9o7P6GIx55M?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="25" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"/></object>
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    "240 Bars (Spider Joke)" (2006)
    <strong>LENGTH:</strong> 07:49<br /><strong>NAME-DROPS (20):</strong> R. Kelly, G-Unit, T-Boz, Dr. Dre, Cam’ron, Suge Knight, Busta Rhymes, M.O.P., 50 Cent, Aaliyah, DMX, Ma$e, Spider Loc, Prodigy, Nas, Grand Puba, Tony Yayo, Yukmouth, Eazy-E<br /><strong>RATING:</strong> L<br />The Black Wall Street commander once again aims at G-Unit, most notably Spider Loc. The freestyle does feature a few good bars, but the continual G-Unit onslaught feels redundant at this point.<br /><object width="620" height="25"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/vw4RK_Z8mjQ?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/vw4RK_Z8mjQ?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="25" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
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    "(100 Bars) The Funeral" (2006)
    <strong>INSTRUMENTAL:</strong> Lloyd Banks's “Hands Up,” Rotten Apple (2006)<br /><strong>NAME-DROPS (23):</strong> Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent, Billy Blanks, Ty Lattimore, Young Buck, Jorge Posada, Spider Loc, Dr. Dre, Suge Knight, Beanie Sigel, Jay-Z, 40 Glocc, Jimmy Henchman, Delany, Tony Yayo, Hot Rod, Kanye West, Diddy, Mobb Deep, The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Vivica A. Fox, G-Unit)<br /><strong>RATING:</strong> L<br /><strong>So much for that truce. Game sums it all up on the intro when he announces, “I’ma do like Boo Boo, diss niggas right when they fuckin' album come out.” Target here? Lloyd Banks and the tepid reception to his sophomore album, <em>Rotten Apple</em>.</strong><br /> <object width="620" height="25"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/lKAfRAmX7tU?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/lKAfRAmX7tU?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="25" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
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    "400 Bars," <em>The Red Room</em> (2010)
    <strong>LENGTH:</strong> 20:36<br /><strong>INSTRUMENTAL:</strong> Jay Electronica— “Exhibit C” (2009)<br /><strong>NAME-DROPS (55):</strong> Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Ghostface Killah, DJ Drama, Charles Oakley, Chris Paul, Jay-Z, Fabolous, Dr. Dre, Pharrell Williams, Diddy, Mike Epps, Lil Wayne, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Drake, LeBron James, Moe Williams, T.I., Derek Fisher, Jay Electronica, OutKast, Andre 3000, Warren Sapp, Steve Kerr, Just Blaze, 50 Cent, DMX, Young Buck, Manny Pacquio, Brandon Jennings, Hakeem Olajuwon, Too Short, Martha Stewart, Busta Rhymes, Ken Griffey, Waka Flocka Flame, Rick Ross, Q-Tip, G-Unit, Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent, Tony Yayo, Jimmy Henchman, Elvis Presley, Chris Bosh, The Runners, Shyne, Young Jeezy, Katt Williams, Tiger Woods, Al Capone, N.O.R.E., Capone, Ice Cube<br /><strong>RATING:</strong> L<br /><strong>Game spits about everything from chilling in BK with Fab on the freeway to having money talks with Pharrell and Dre on 3-Way. Can’t forget a couple jabs thrown towards his former G-Unit fam and yet another Jay-Z mention, "what up, Jigga?"</strong><strong><br /><object width="620" height="25"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/GRtJ0kxCkmE?version=3&hl=en_US"/><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"/><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/GRtJ0kxCkmE?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="25" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"/></object></strong>
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    9. Daytona 500 (500 Bars) (2011)
    <strong>LENGTH:</strong> 21:11<br /><strong>INSTRUMENTAL:</strong> Jay-Z & Kanye West's “Otis,” <em>Watch The Throne</em> (2011)<br /><strong>NAME-DROPS(93):</strong> Stacey Dash, Richard Pryor, Big Meech, Charlie Sheen, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Beanie Sigel, Young Chris, Gillie Da Kid, Wayne Gretzky, Manny Pacquiao, Jimmy Iovine, Funkmaster Flex, DJ Clue, DJ Skee, DJ Pooh, Vida Guerra, Kanye West, Jay-Z, J. Cole, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Maliah, Bobby Valentino, Prodigy, Bobby Fischer, Fidel Castro, Dirk Nowitzki, Mark Cuban, Patrick Ewing, Kyrie Irving, New Kids On The Block, DJ Whoo Kid, Jason Derulo, Albert Pujols, Plaxico Burress, Kobe Bryant, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Louis Farrakhan, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Kid Red, Kevin Durant, John F. Kennedy, Oprah Winfrey, Elvis Presley, Just Blaze, Damon Dash, Frank Lopez, Scarface, Magic, Robert Parrish, Kreayshawn, Raekwon, Bo Derek, Stevie Wonder, G-Unit, Lupe Fiasco, Dwayne Wade, Tyler, the Creator, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Glasses Malone, Crooked I, Tyga, Nipsey Hussle, 50 Cent, The Notorious B.I.G., Swizz Beatz, Scott Storch, Gucci Mane, Al Capone, Vanessa Bryant, Master P, Baby, Slim, Waka Flocka, Jim Jones, Styles P, Jadakiss, Mr. Kartoon, The Throne, Ice-T, Mars, Memphis Bleek, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Bob Marley, T.I., Chad Ochocinco, Lil Wayne, Benzino, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Cee-Lo Green<br /><strong>RATING:</strong> XL<br /><strong>Nascar Game races through The Throne’s "Otis" beat to offer up the lengthiest track in the series. Again, the freestyle is filled with name-drops, subliminal shots. Same shit, different beat. Will “600 Bars” see the light of day? Bank on it.</strong><br /> <object width="620" height="25"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/GoU9xhFUfVI?version=3&hl=en_US"/><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"/><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/GoU9xhFUfVI?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="25" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"/></object>
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  • tha truth

    think red..august 23rd..reall hiphop lives on

    • wtf

      gtfohwtbs

  • http://www.myspace.com/shasheriashirka SHERIA POOLER

    GAME,
    KEEP GOING HARD. YOU ARE A TRUE MC.
    A MILLION LOVE

    HIP HOP JOURNALIST AND BLOGGER
    SHERIA

  • #RedAlbumAugust23rd

    A lot of people hate on him but what other rapper could do dis – Game Durrr, realest nigga

  • http://facebook.com/princessbabycakexx @PunkRapPrincess

    He’s been on since his arrival even though he’s kept a low profile in recent months he’s definitely not gonna disappoint with his comeback.

  • MakavelianWorldOrder

    Lol 500 bars for what :)? He won’t ever reach neither Pac’s or Eminem’s level anyway ;)..he should really stop namedropping ppl..it’s annoying..

  • diz

    keep doing ya thang. If name dropping equates to a good song, then do ya thang, cuz most of these cats don’t name drop and they shyt still sucks