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The Game
You Know What It Is, Vol. 4: Murda Game Chronicles

thegamebootlegs.jpgHate him or love him, it’s hard not to listen to The Game. Despite the fact that his sophomore album, The Doctor’s Advocate, hasn’t come close to his spirited debut saleswise, the Compton representative has kept gums flapping. Withstanding constant attacks on his character, Game consistently manages to silence skeptics verbally, a trait that’s been most evident on his You Know What It Is mixtape series with DJ Skee and Nu Jerzey Devil. However, with the fourth installment, Murda Game Chronicles, the usually engaging spitter evokes memories of Dre’s 1996 track “Been There, Done That.”

When taken out of his Cali comfort zone musically, Game comes off invigorated. “Where I’m From,” the atmospheric track originally laced by Jay-Z, coaxes a gloomy hometown thesis out of our host (“Same hood where Game good, see yellow tape and white chalk where the lame stood/On the news, reporters blame Suge”). Staying on his New York shit beatwise, the Black Wall Street CEO rips two DJ Premier gems. “The Pledge” finds him flexing heavy over the keys of Jigga’s “So Ghetto,” while Gang Starr’s “All 4 Tha Ca$h” gets transformed into the menacing “Invisible Felon.” On the latter, Game brags, “Gorilla on mass beats, leave your career in critical condition/Destroy niggas, my mission is the disposition.”

Even at its best, though, Murda Game Chronicles is nothing new. While maintaining his crisp flow and clever punch lines, Game’s topical range stretches to an alligator arm’s reach. Gangbanging death threats and shouts to Dre and Nas abound, while he stays firing venom at G-Unit (“Body Bags”). The one time Chuck Taylor actually does rap out of pocket proves to be the mixtape’s low point—the grating Notorious B.I.G./“Playa Hater”–inspired singsong “T.K.O. (The Hurricanes).”

By disc’s end, Game’s latest mix regurgitates the same stories track after track. Fortunately, the ever-resilient sophomore still has time to take his career off cruise control. —MATT BARONE

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  • slash

    This is bullshit,this is even better than Kingdom Come,this should deserve a xxl!!!!!this shit has everything from dope lyrics to good hooks to one of the best freestyles i’ve ever heard

  • Rockcity

    I agree ^^^^^^^^^ Game is in the top five best in the rap game right now shit is dope

  • ABC

    The Game “You Know What It Is, Vol. 4: Murda Game Chronicles” = XL

  • cali neon green

    WHAT CAN I SAY,,GAME IS THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE,HE KEEPS ON PROVING IT ONCE AGAIN WITH ANOTHER CLASSIC MIXTAPE!!!!!!!

  • cali neon green

    WHAT CAN I SAY,,GAME IS THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE,HE KEEPS ON PROVING IT ONCE AGAIN WITH ANOTHER CLASSIC MIXTAPE!!!!!!!

  • hiphop….please dont die

    I dont think this deserves a xxl but an Xl is the right score for this because he stepped his lyrical content up although some songs such as TKO and the joint with Akon were kinda wack but songs like Gutter,Invisible Felon and Where I’m and almost all the rest are real good shit
    (how could this get the same as huey and trill ent)

  • BuckTheWorld

    Yall niggaz is wack as fuck man. Fuck SLASH ROCKCITY ABC CALI NEON GREEN AND THAT OTHA FUCK NIGGA. Game is a straight up hater because 50 fired his ass hell neva have it like gunit. FUCK yall niggaz betta yet Buck yall niggaz. GUNIT do ya thang!!!!!!

  • cali neon green

    ^^^^ BUK FLOPT,,

  • Nawledge (3-0-5 STATE SQUAD!!!)

    @ BUCKTHEWORLD… CHILL OUT HOMIE!! ITS NOT THAT SERIOUS 4REAL, 4REAL!!! And CALI NEON GREEN is right, BUCK FLOPPED!! Relax kid, damn! 5-0 snitcent dose not know you exist so there is no reason to rep him the way u do, Unless your his homeboy, promoter, or family!! If he aint payin you CHILL THE FUCK OUT YA DAMN GROUPIE!!!

  • Young RJ

    Wait, The Massacre got an XL, and this gets an L? Ghost Unit got an XL, and this only got an L? SWIZZ BEATZ got an XL and this only got an L?

    This deserved an XL at the least. Anything lower is bullshit.

  • Matty

    Fuck an L!!
    50 Mus hv power in XXL Magazine nw like Benzino did in The Source

  • jon

    wtf! an L! this is some real shit

  • i’ll shit bag u

    matt barone u dont shit u stupid mutha fucka!! this shits a classic….go kill ya self home boy!!

  • Auzzie Mist AKA Smokey

    Man I live In aussie so we get shit late but wat I’ve been hearing The Game deserves a XXL.

  • http://renegade.nsgstation.com TKO

    not my fav game mixtape but it deserves higher than an L

  • $catty

    this mixtape is a XL

  • Ali

    if rotten apple gotta L then this should too

  • Gnicks

    Damn, thats kinda rough. I think it should get an XL. The lyrics are fire and the beats have an old school feeling. 50 Cent fan or not this was a good mixtape. I think he gets better on every song. Notice how he didn’t name drop alot on this

  • jstyle

    this should get what it deserved or less..game is wack..with his wack ass lyrics…his music is so lame…sorry Ass West coast…

  • Dany Lee

    I think Game really did his thing on this mixtape and his album is incredible it doesn’t get any better than Game after all he brought the West Coast back on the map!!!

  • william

    So this nigga cant afford real j’s….

  • BAHAMA lyfe SRBX14

    ^^^^^^ jstyle…..wusup homie wut u sayin bout da west coast…iz all about da west home boy come see me we’ll see wuz krakkin then u fukin pussy

  • http://WWW.XXLMAG.COM GMH

    FUCK GAME ITS THE UNIT IN LIL WAYEN KILL GAME IN A FREESTYL

  • WEST RYDA

    jstyle and gmh can go suk sum serious cock cuz they aint no shit. specialy jstyle fuk wherevr ur frum nigga.
    this mixtape deservs n XL cuz he got sum rae lyrics in ther wit those sick beats. West 4 lyfe!

  • KNOWLEDGE TRUTH[ALLMIGHTY]

    U NIGGAZ RECORD EXECS N ALL IN B TWEEN HATE THE NIGGA GAME HE OUT SPIT EVERYBODY FROM TI TO WAYNE BISHOP LAMONT TO LIL’EAZY WHEN HE DISSS HE’S BEIN CHILDISH WHENS HE’S NOT HE GGET AN L NIGGAZ IS SCARED OF THA WEST COAST DON. BLACKWALLSTREET

  • A-men

    Once again, The Game proves he can spit his flows right and keep it gangsta. Shout out to the game. West Coast is da Best Coast1

  • Dekrush

    L?..shit is crazyyy man XL!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com WuBanga

    this deserves a S, you game fans are straight fucked, go listen to real music, wu tang album is comming,Cham is releasing ultimate victory, get away from this dr.dre imitating ass mofucka, game has no skills.

  • Cec

    who invited Tyrese?

  • DAT NIGGA DAYVION

    game has no skills.the nigga had me laughing on them mixtapes.g-unit ninja turtles cuz your leader is a rat.lol.classic shit.you kids diss him cuz yall g-unit groupies.niggas done flopped out of the rap game and yall still jockin em.lol.50 even gave the game props for the advocate.50 even tried to kiss the nigga at that music for the kids shit.if they,g-unit,was so gangsta wh hasnt the game been eliminated?????????they like 20 g-unit heads and 1 blackwallstreet.just like trulife and dipset.

  • Mike

    Game was buzzing hope he drops YKWIIV5