The Game Says Doctor’s Advocate Was Better Than The Documentary (Video)
The Game was in New York City last week and he stopped by The Breakfast Club to promote the forthcoming release of his highly-anticipated album, The Documentary 2. Without an ounce of pretense, Game kept it 100 about anything and everything DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlemagne Tha God threw his way.
While the main topic of business was the new album, the crew covered lots of ground, noting from the top that their opportunities to talk with the MC born Jayceon Taylor were rare. The conversation started on the subject of how often Game is sued. He stated that he was facing several lawsuits simultaneously, but that he would never pay anyone a dime, other than his lawyer. This would become a recurring theme throughout the interview. Naturally, the dialogue shifted to Priscilla Rainey, a contestant from the Vh1 dating show She Got Game, who is suing the MC for sexual assault. Game was adamant that the suit was frivolous (3:10). The conversation then shifted to whether he would ever see himself re-signing with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath, and Game said that he’s made more money as an independent artist on eOne than he has from selling recording in quite some time (6:23).
After, the group has an extended conversation about the multiple beefs Game has had over the years (7:38). He talks about Young Thug, Lil Durk, Chris Brown and others, explaining that he refuses to back down when he’s tested, no matter who it is, and his self-protective nature extends to the benefit of his friends as well (such as Lil Wayne). He also notes that it often takes a physical altercation for him to feel better. Despite a willingness to discuss his own encounters, he refuses to take sides in the Meek Mill/Drake beef, stating that he has a good relationship with each artist (20:00).
At one point, Charlemagne asks Game about the West Coast resurgence (17:50). Game bristles at the question, asserting that he has been consistently on the scene for 10 years and icons like Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg have been around for even longer. He does salute some of the new West Coast talent that has come to prominence over the last few years, like Kendrick Lamar and Nipsey Hussle, likening the progression to NBA players like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Stephen Curry. Charlemagne also asks the MC about last year’s G-Unit reunion and whether he would ever consider re-teaming with 50 Cent (22:22). While Game was happy for the other G-Unit members, particularly Young Buck, he does not see himself working with 50 Cent ever again…unless the check it right.
Late in the interview, the discussion turns back to The Documentary 2. Over the course of the conversation, Game reveals that even though The Documentary was more popular, it was not his favorite album. He says he believes his sophomore LP, Doctor’s Advocate, was his best ever (27:30). Game talks about the weight that The Documentary name carries and says when he first discussed the idea with Dr. Dre, his mentor asked him if he was “ready for that.” As Game made more records, he felt good enough to play the collection for Dre, Diddy and others, and the consistent feedback he received was that it is a “classic” (28:30).
Check out the full interview below.