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Game, The Red Room

Game
The Red Room

Beats: L
Lyrics: XL
Originality: L

To generate interest for his forthcoming effort, The R.E.D. Album, Game offers his latest DJ Skee-helmed mixtape, The Red Room. Consider the 20-track opus an extended preview for his oft-delayed summer blockbuster and another fine example of Game’s outstanding ability as a rhymesayer.

The Compton rapper kicks off the project off with the epic, “400 Bars (The Skeemix),” where he rhymes for 20 minutes over a host of popular beats. Elsewhere, on “Lowrider,” featuring Busta Rhymes, Game pays homage to the West Coast’s car culture by riding out nicely over the piano-laced production. He even shows off some ingenuity as he teams up with Black Wall Street rappers Menace, Maad Maxxx and female MC Kanary Diamonds on the entertaining “The Professionals,” a track modeled after Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek and Freeway’s 2000 concept, “1-900-HUSTLER.”

Unfortunately, Game ultimately loses for his generosity. His willingness to extend an invitation to an army of rappers on the tape leaves The Red Room filled to capacity with guest appearances. From the little known (Mysonne and Juice’s freestyle over Drake’s “Over,”) to the somewhat known (Nipsey Hussle “Ha Ha”) to the well-known (Fabolous “Don’t Stop Hustling”, Jadakiss and Jim Jones “Gangs of New York”) the mixtape sounds like a lyrical clusterfuck at times.

But bearing in mind the unpredictable nature of the author, himself, the organized chaos is understandable. Where Red Room serves as a warm-up for his next move, you can tell from the deft lyrical output that Game is heating up. —Chris Yuscavage

  • Teddy

    ofcourse its modeled after jay-zs 1-99 hustler game is jay-zs number one stan its pathetic cant go a song without somehow frodian slipping out how much he is on jays dick even on 400 bars says some jay line every fucking song something about the roc or some subliminal ud think he learned his lesson after he did it to himself thank you thank you thank you ur far to kind

    • Airjunior23

      Stan or not, Red Room was vicious. 400 bars alone is classic shit. Game is one of the most under-celebrated rappers out. His albums are vicious, err body say he can’t write hooks, fuck a hook. that’s what is wrong with the game now. you can’t sell without hooks. Bottom line, nigga’s raw.

      • http://www.onethreemusic.tumblr.com MalMoe

        Word the Eff up. couln’t have said that better myself.

    • A-rod

      Too right, I wish Game would get off other rappers dicks.. He drops his ‘rivals’ names in every song and they just dont give a damn bout what he says..

      This guy just rapped his way into oblivion – no-one cares what hes got to say anymore..kinda sad

  • just stop

    Agree’D Nuff Collabo’s. But isH Was Bangin Still

  • http://j-mace.deviantart.com Shawty J

    I wouldn’t recommend downloading this. This ain’t no “L”, most of his collaborators killed the overall quality. The tracks with Wayne and Fab are worth checking for. I tried to get into 400 bars, but he went through like 20 beats, it felt like you need ADD to enjoy it.

    • fuckya

      its true his collabs sound quality was poor
      and his female protege was involve in this bad quality the fuckin vocals were higher the the fuckin beat

  • smell deez

    who cares, wiz khalifa is more popular than game now

    • mav

      u sound crazy game got way more accomplishments under his belt and a way bigger fan base hes over 6x plat
      i downloaded that kush an oj and its already deleted that guy is overrated a decent song maker wit good melodies but he dont be spittin like dat….forget yall taylor gang stans

    • http://yahoo blowedmind

      hell yea wiz is the shit. and this shit was wacc

  • daydeezy

    I cant Lie I have been Bumping that “Kush And OJ” keep it on repeat…I Keeeep one Rooolllled!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://XXLmag Shacooz

    only gay people who likes this faggot,plus they think he’s a real blood..fuck out of here,stripper been on the show change of heart,that aint gangsta..fuck u if u’re his fan,go suck each others dick

    • opm509

      as this nucca’s probly thinkin weezys a real blood! haha! quit hating games nice wit it and you know it thts why u attack the fans cuz you know he’ll body damn near anybody in the game!he aint the greatest but you gotta respect the skill nuff said

      • jrich2306

        Ras Kass can and has clowned Gayme, it’s sad that he hasn’t made anything descent since 50 picked up his stalled project. Doc knew he wasn’t ready, 50 should have left him buried. I say fail, epic fail. Maybe he can stop faking and being bipolar long enough to make something close to his first effort.

  • fastflipper

    tape is mad shitty

    the game fail with this one

  • sircharles

    you fools saying game is weak are dumb!
    this tape is nice

  • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

    The mixtape’s meh.

    Hopefully the album’s better. That ‘Shake’ song is growing on me, maybe because of the video.

    • Caino

      Agreed^^

  • http://www.myspace.com tardyturtle

    yeahh wiz khalifa takin over

  • mr.gogetta

    game is weak as fuck he wouldnt be shit without 50cent helping him take his first album minus 50cent and the unit he sells 200,000 he has fell off since bye bye game i wouldnt even buy a bootleg version fuck u and balckwallstreet

    • Anonymous

      have you fuckin listened to doctors advocate or l.a.x. your fuckin retarded cause that good shit. its aint games fault cause hip hop buyers dont respect hard rap anymore if its not some boo boo poppy bullshit. game goes hard. nuff said

  • EReal

    I love how these people say 300 and 400 bars are classics. Bro, gtfoh. Just because a dude can sit there and spew lyrical diarrhea for 20 minutes straight doesn’t make it classic. lol.

    • http://xxlmag jayruckNYC

      Double co sign

  • Will

    Ain’t been a fan of Game or Fif since they parted ways, shame they split, they were makin hits together… Give me “How We Do” and “Hate It or Love It” over anything they’ve made since

  • Makaveli13

    I have always liked Game and 99% of his shit is dope, but as far as this mix tape goes – most of it I thought was pretty good with only a few sub filler tracks on it…

  • Da Illest

    For me, Game is the best rapper in the game ( along with Lupe Fiasco) but people concentrate on his so called blood affiliations and not on his lyrics and flow. I have all 3 albums and they are all good. Cant wait for that RED album

  • drox

    @ Da Illest
    nah men, I dont think ppl make a big deal with the game’s affiliation. Rather with the fact that he’s such a flip-flopper… there’s nothing that he says that you can say, “okay, this is the game!”. And as far as being the greatest rapper in the game, meh, maybe in the West. I don’t even think he’s half as good as Lupe…c’mon men, get your head in the game.

  • BeerGangsta

    West Coast stand up! Game is the only rapper from the West that can Rap 400 bars. I just wish he didnt have 2 personality. Be true to your self and stop faking.

    • box

      you sound stupid as hell saying that,stop sleeping on my coast you fucc’n idiot,and g blacc did 400 bars before game yell

  • http://MYSPACE.COM HELTAH SIN SAY

    THIS CD WAS A KILLER! GAME KILLED IT LYRICLY! YOU NERDY GEEKED UP NIGGAS NEED TO SHUT UP WITH YOUR LUPE OR COMMON COMPARISONS, THOSE NIGGAS ARE FUCKEN PUSSY ASS AFROCENTRIC FAGS! YOU SEE THATS THE PROBLEM WITH NIGGAS TODAY, NIGGAS TODAY LET THERE GAURDS DOWN! THERE NOT THAT NIGGERY, NOW NIGGAS LIKE COMMON AND LUPE ARE ON SOME SKATEBORAD SHIT, FUCK OUTTA HERE, GAME IS TRYING TO KEEP THAT REAL NIGGA SHIT REAL. PUSSY ASS NIGGAS WITH THERE VANS AND THERE FLANNEL SHIRTS, MAN. I REMEBER THE GOOD OLE DAYS WHEN BLACK AND BROWN KNEW THERE PLACE AND THE WHITE MAN HAD HIS SPACE!!! THATS WHEN NIGGAS WAS REAL. GAME IS ILL . EVERY CD THAT MAN HAS DROPED HAS BEEN PLAITINUM AND THATS GOOD FOR AN ARTIST…

  • megaman

    hes too sick….

  • ts5000

    fuck a mixtape
    i wanna hear the album

  • ben

    do they not review any more shit? its been like 3 or 4 weeks now since the last review. XXL is lazy

  • http://www.badhabitatmusic.com/ Mindskillz

    Games new album is okay. Not the best west coast album ever thats for sure. The dude is to complacent being another pop club rapper. Game dont got game. Game is lame…

    • slimz

      no mata wat! games got game, yall shudn’t hate. hes one of d finest. p*nks.

  • bullets

    cant fuk with game mediocre lyracists that hides wack bars behind a hard voice and he’s like lil wayne with that wanting to be jayz shit can’t fuk with this nigga him being confused is one thing but when it manifests itself in the music oh no leave that alone

  • Devin the Dude

    He said 400 bars was “20 minutes over a host of popular beats.” That whole thing was over Exhibit C. Dude didn’t even listen to what he is reviewing. How am I supposed to believe the rest of the shit that he says.

    • mikeB

      Idk if ur stupid, or jus plain STUPID. The 400 bars on “red room” is the skeemix of the original. It has multiple beats. mayb u should listen before commentin on an album review

  • Devin the Dude

    He said 400 bars was “20 minutes over a host of popular beats.” That whole thing was over Exhibit C. Dude didn’t even listen to what he is reviewing. How am I supposed to read on.

  • Dub

    Does Game still name-drop every 3 bars, cause if so, I can’t fuck with him…Nigga got a mancrush with Dre, 50, and Hov, nigga need to let that go

  • SPMex is best

    I stopped listening to Game after i heard he was working with fagget ass Lil Wayne. The best rapper alive is SPM, locked up and still making hits like – SPM- “real gangster”, whos over there(chopped and screwed), power moves (chopped and screwed),hustle town, Wizard of OZ(chopped and screwed),Burn us alive,Get yo Guns, look these up on Youtube if you think im bullshittin, i only started listening to SPM this year, he is better than Kanye, Gay-Z, and Lil Wendy fagget. Support real hiphop, not this Homo Hop you hear nowdays

  • SPMexisthebest

    IF NONE OF YOU DONT KNOW WHO SPM IS, YOU WILL WHEN HIS NEW ALBUM- SON OF NORMA DROPS THIS YEAR, CHECK HIS VIDEOS, ANYONE THAT GETS MILLIONS OF VIEWS ON YOUTUBE SHOULD BE WORTH CHECKING OUT RIGHT??

  • latino heat

    @ SPMex is best

    for real homie? so in your opinion a fuckin child molester is the best rapper in the game? a man that impregnated a 13 year old and molested a 9 year old is your favorite rapper? what the fuck is wrong with you?

  • Worldizmine

    D@mn SPM did all that?

  • compton game

    pussies. I fuk wit game al dae

  • http://XXLmag Lick_a_Ballz

    Translation- I became a blood after I got kicked out of UW for trying to sale weed before that at 16 I worked at my mothers male strip club shaking it for a couple dollars and when it was time to become a rapper i asked BIG FASE 100 to turn me into a blood and give me HIS Compton Credentials because i didn’t have any and because he’s my brother he did that. 50 wrote my first album and I sold 5million records and made 8 million today…..I dont know since JAY-Z has the black album I’ll make the Red-Album.

  • Ghost on set

    @ Compton Game you should fuck with a spelling class you stupid motherfucker.

  • Helper

    Man God Dang xxl get on yo fukN job and review more ish

  • http://thugkasketlegacy buddhakiss

    wa
    waitin around 4 us
    and this is directly from the capital in america washington dc buddhakiss got played

  • tha truth

    Most underated artist out their..keep it up game…real hip hop heads feeling you

  • Magnetic

    People who hate on Game, I’m not sure what music you listen to or you just don’t understand the West Coast at all. West Coast is real all day, mothafuckas out here ain’t changed their style since Ice T and don’t give a fuck what the rest of the industry is doing. They stick to the script and Game reps the West very well. I ain’t even heard this Red Room joint, but I got his catalog and each album is better than the last. He steps his shit up each album. This kid got stupid lyrics for days plus he flips em’ with style. This is hip hop, and Game spits his shit like a real mc. As far as all that talk about Common and Lupe, Common was on “LAX” you dumb mothafucks! And to the kid who said something about Ras Kass clowning Game, I seem to remember Game whipping Ras Kass’ ass yo.

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  • yng low

    GAME IS THE SHIT!!!

  • Hotelfrost

    gossip rap

  • GDuckets

    Check out The Game’s Brake Lights for all you Wiz stans here. The Game will wiz in your mouth. All Wiz talks about is smoking weed…Alright I get the fucking point.

  • money bags

    do u fools listen to music or do u just scheme thru it!