LAX (Clean) CD (2008)

Artist: Game

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Label Universal Music Group
SKU 208172485
UPC 602517745308
UPC 14 00602517745308
Format CD
Release Date 8/26/2008
Author Game
Associated Artist/Work , Nate Dogg
Associated Artist/Work Cent, 50
Associated Artist/Work Devil, Nu Jerzey
Associated Artist/Work DJ Haze
Associated Artist/Work Exquisite Corpse
Associated Artist/Work Game ('70s Rock)
Associated Artist/Work Haze, Infamous, DJ
Associated Artist/Work Hunter
Associated Artist/Work Kid, DJ Whoo
Associated Artist/Work Nino
Associated Artist/Work Sheek Louch
Associated Artist/Work The Game
Technical Info
Engineer Greg Ogan; Gary Fly; Derrick Selby
Producer J.R. Rotem; Dahoud; Andrew VanMeter; Kanye West; Scott Spencer Storch; Angelo Sanders; Rondey Harris; Jimmy Rosemond; 1500 or Nothin'; DJ Toomp; Dahoud; Hi-Tek; Kanye West; Nottz; The Game; Knobody; Ervin "EP" Pope
CatalogID 7452
Lable Name Geffen
Released 08/26/2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 76m : 20s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602517745308
Musical Guests
Ice Cube
Lil Wayne
Chrisette Michele
Raheem DeVaughn
Latoiya Williams
Travis Barker
Keyshia Cole
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Betty Wright (vocals); Glenn S. Jeffrey (guitar); Jay Mac (keyboards).
Audio Mixers: John Frye; J.R. Rotem ; Manny Marroquin; Steve Baughman.
Recording information: Chalice Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA; Encore Studios, Burbank, CA; Pacifique Studios, N. Hollywood, CA; Patchwerk Recording Studios; Soundtrap Studios; Stankonia, Atlanta, GA.
Photographer: Jonathan Mannion.
Arranger: J.R. Rotem .
Long hailed as the savior of contemporary West Coast hip-hop, The Game throws an ironic curveball at these expectations with L.A.X. Despite the specific locale of the title, this is a record that actually feels geographically homeless. Production wise, the 19 tracks pull from cross-coastal influences, and guest MCs range from Chicago (Common), New York (Raekwon), Louisiana (Lil Wayne), and, of course, South Central (Ice Cube, who appears on the post-intro banger "State Of Emergency"). All this confusion finds cohesion on two counts: Game's undeniable authority on the mic--emitting double-tracked raspy aggression that covers topics both conscientious and boasting--and the continuous, if uncharacteristic, undercurrent of sonic weirdness. Like Wayne's THE CARTER series, L.A.X. has a certain loose, idiosyncratic vibe that rolls along with a minimalist futuristic funk. Not that this undermines the Game's allure as a menacing presence, still evident on tracks like "Dope Boys," which rely on concrete-rattling beats, hard scratching, and captivating tales of harder times.
Professional Reviews
XXL (Magazine) (p.100) - "The Game is doing what he has done since the beginning: rapping like there's no tomorrow, and assembling quality albums in the process."
Disc 1
1 Intro
2 LAX Files
3 State Of Emergency - (featuring Ice Cube)
4 Bulletproof Diaries - (featuring Raekwon)
5 My Life - (featuring Lil Wayne)
6 Money
7 Cali Sunshine - (featuring Bilal)
8 Ya Heard - (featuring Ludacris)
9 Hard Liquor (Interlude)
10 House Of Pain
11 Gentleman's Affair - (featuring Ne-Yo)
12 Let Us Live - (featuring Chrisette Michele)
13 Touchdown - (featuring Raheem DeVaughn)
14 Angel - (featuring Common)
15 Never Can Say Goodbye - (featuring LaToiya Williams)
16 Dope Boys - (featuring Travis Barker)
17 Game's Pain - (featuring Keyshia Cole)
18 Letter To The King - (featuring Nas)
19 Outro
ReviewSource Urb
Review The Game loves hip-hop. The music fills him with joy and it overflows into his lyrics. Sure, it turns into some serious namedropping (almost always), but it's also the reason why he's three-for-three in the category of dope, dope records. And on LAX, even more than on The Documentary or Doctor's Advocate, The Game pairs that unabashed love with swirling ideas and concepts that elevate the record to an easy contender for album of the year. Who else would bookend his album with spoken word from another MC?...The fact that DMX--in full-on prayer mode--is the MC makes this one of the best ideas in recent rap history. No hyperbole. It's no mistake that Dark Man X's character in Belly turned preacher and, on the intro and outro, his passionate pleas for protection, understanding and forgiveness are as genuine as they are powerful...perfectly setting the table for Jayceon Taylor's mission. That mission's climax happens near the end of LAX with "Never Can Say Goodbye." Game breaks down the last 24 hours in the celebrated lives of Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G. and Eazy-E over three verses whose execution lives up to the promise of the premise...The other guest-appearances hear Game adopting to his cameo's style, from the blatantly Wu-Tang title of the Raekwon assisted "Bulletproof Diaries" or the Kanye-produced and Common-blessed "Angel," but even on cuts like these Game is still the Game. There's no hiding a face tattoo that began as tear drop and turned to a butterfly before metamorphosizing into a symbol of hometown pride. The visibility of his quick impulses, from the face tattoos to the near-tears title track of Doctor's Advocate, reveal a vulnerability unlike any other rapper today. Game is willing to let it bleed openly. He's got to...for his love of the game.
Reviewer Brandon Perkins
ReviewRating 9
Product Attributes
Artist Game
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc
Entertainment Weekly ...The Game's routine is just as entertaining the third time around. Perhaps one of the telling strengths of LAX is that despite all star guest is very much The Game's album.
Slant Magazine With the Game's third and best album...we learn more about who the rapper really is: a guy who loves hip-hop, from top to bottom...

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