Music Review: 'Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told'
It’s significant that the first voice heard on Game is that of Master P, Snoop’s new paymaster. Their partnership will no doubt prove lucrative, but this is a depressing effort that mostly finds Snoop chasing his own tail (”Gin & Juice II” — puh-leeze) and brownnosing the boss (”I hang out with real niggas, like Silkk and C-Murder,” he raps, name-checking P’s brothers). The once feral Dogg sounds whipped; even his greatest asset — that chilly voice — seems strangely out of synch with the stentorian screaming of Game‘s guest rappers. One thing’s certain: Homeboy lost a lot more than his middle name when he became a No Limit ”soldier.” C