Review: The Game - Year of the Wolf
Before putting out the sequel to his first album “The Documentary”, The Game releases “Year Of The Wolf”, a compilation album with his new label Blood Money Entertainment.
This project features many big artists like T.I., Lil Wayne and Chris Brown as well as his new label-mates DUBB and Skeme but in a way fails to impress.
The album starts pretty nicely: we already heard “Bigger Than Me” where a super-mad Game spits bars of hatred on the current hip-hop era. Following the intro, “F.U.N” is a nice gangsta rap track, with a hook that sounds somehow like 50 Cent. The 4 verses on “Really” (especially T.I. and Game’s) are almost too good for one mediocre beat.
“Fuck Yo Feelings” is an auto-tune festival with Lil Wayne and Chris Brown. It’s better than it seems but it’s not what we need from The Game. That’s the main problem of this album; there are a lot of random songs like “On One” and “Or Nah” that are simply unnecessary.
Another powerful song is “Hit Em Hard” with The Game, Freddie Gibbs and Skeme spitting fire verses and a Bobby Shmurda hook over a questionable beat.
One of the best songs on Year of the Wolf is “The Purge”. Jayceon expresses his desire to keep the world a better place by purging bad people.
The bright sides of this project are the interesting Game labelmates DUBB and Skeme who delivered some nice bars and sounded confident over some aggressive beats.
The Game’s flow was angrier than usual on this project, the bars were kinda corny at some moments but the subject matter was good for the most part; now he needs to focus and release a worthy gangsta-rap follow-up to “The Documentary”.