(The Red Album; 2011)
Despite the fact it's nearly impossible to express satisfaction with Game's music without prefacing it with the phrase "antics aside", he's certainly had a hall of fame rap career. If you were to toss his entire retail discography into California's gyrating powerball cage, chances of pulling a good-to-great jam are higher than Tupac's bandana. How Jayceon was able to pull this off with such a shallow pool of content and negligible artistic growth remains one of the seven wonders of hip-hop. But just because his lyrics are especially hollow, doesn't necessarily mean he's incapable of rambling about Los Angeles gang culture, Andre Young, and Chevrolet Impalas in creative ways. This brings us to 'Ricky', a cinematic DJ Khalil production structured around the infamous drive-by scene from Boyz In The Hood, in which Gabrielle Union's counterpart donates his torso to South Central's department of transportation. Game effortlessly maneuvers around the film's most memorable quotes, although it's a bit disappointing they didn't bother to incorporate my personal favorite line: "This fool got more comic books than a muthafucka!"