The Game’s Top 5 LA Rap Albums Include Dr. Dre’s “Chronic”
On this week’s episode of “Fresh Pair” with Katty Customs and Just Blaze, West Coast hip-hop legend The Game comes alive and shares his top five favorite LA rap albums of all time.
LA has indeed produced many hip hop classics. The Game, which is “The Documentary”‘s debut album on Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Records, is one of those unmistakable tracks straight out of the West Coast. In fact, The Game would agree, as he had no problem adding his second studio album by naming his top 5 favorite LA rap albums of all time.
Kicking off the roster for The Game was Dr Dre The Chronicle, which he said was “Snoop’s low-key debut album”. The Compton rapper also named Snoop Dogg’s doggystyle as another of his favorites.
by Kendrick Lamar Good Kid Mad City was also praised by The Game who felt a Grammy was due for Lamar’s second studio album. “I watched Kendrick at his core, literally going from a good boy to a crazy town. How he fought being unaffiliated and staying the course,” said The Game at Kendrick. Good Kid Mad City peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200 and sold over 3 million copies domestically. Ice Cube closed The Game’s top 5 favorite albums in Los Angeles. Death certificate.
During the episode, The Game reacts to his custom designed sneakers and Katty walks him through all the amazing art and symbolism (2:00). Plus, he talks about his complicated relationship with Dr. Dre (19:40) and shares touching details about his last memory of Nipsey Hussle (27:59). Watch the full episode here.