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Game Experiments A Little Too Much On ‘OKE’ Mixtape

In 2013, Game’s place in the West Coast landscape is unclear. The Compton rapper’s latest mixtape, OKE (Operation Kill Everything), serves as a rather obvious representation of this fact, as Game toys with clashing sounds, trying to figure out just where he fits in among the budding crop of emerging MCs poised to lay the foundation for the California's next 10 years. When the elements are all assembled correctly, OKE is triumphant, but for every moment of triumph there is a moment of disappointment; when those disagreeable components collide it makes for an awkward listening experience. Game’s latest effort would ...

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