The Game has one of the strongest discographies in Hip-Hop, and it can be argued that he’s never made a bad studio album. With the release of his ninth and reportedly final studio album Born 2 Rap, the early returns suggest that Chuck Taylor has done it again.
Dropping the set on his 40th birthday, the rapper born Jayceon Taylor certainly dug deep into his features bag, opening the album with “City Of Sin” with Ed Sheeran all alone for the emotionally stirring track. The next song “No Smoke” features Miguel and Travis Barker and might be one of Game’s strongest songs in years easily.
Other highlights include “Five Hundred Dollar Candles” featuring the sorely missed Dom Kennedy, the aggressive “The Light,” “Dead Homies” featuring Red Cafe, and the album’s title track among others. The late Nipsey Hussle is also a feature on the track “Welcome Home” and serves as a reminder just how special a talent he was.
The reactions to Born 2 Rap have been pouring in all day and is currently trending on Twitter. We’ve got the reactions and the streams below.
The Game Drops Final Studio LP ‘Born 2 Rap & Twitter Salutes The Compton Legend was originally published on hiphopwired.com
I can’t believe there was a time in my life when I hated hip hop, I must’ve been possessed back then🙄🙄🙄— 🔥Sofiyah the Sithミ☆🔥 (@Remanethesame) November 29, 2019
Hip Hop is one of the purest forms or art and this album has got me. #Born2Rap pic.twitter.com/BvjWUhJAYa
The Game #Born2Rap is incredible. He really delivered with this one. Some of his best work is on this album. He held the West Coast down on this album. The track with Nipsey is AMAZING. as is his tribute to Nip as well. Amazing album. pic.twitter.com/pNMk6akAGi— Mike Sears (Speak Ya Clout Podcast) (@SoopaVillain85) November 29, 2019
There really isn't much to say but THANK YOU, to the one and only @thegame your album #Born2Rap is exactly what I needed to finish out the year. It is 100% album of the year and there is no debates about it. It's a #Classic and will go down as one of the best albums ever released— Big Mike (@KingKrizo) November 29, 2019
The Game said he would release the Album of the Year. On first listen....i believe he has a solid argument. #Born2Rap— Jeffrey (@JeffreyHustle) November 29, 2019
I seriously never thought @thegame was gonna top #1992 but dammit he proved me wrong with #Born2Rap... It’s Truly Amazing...If this is truly your last album...You went out a champion....On Everything. pic.twitter.com/hnHGlUNubm— Lao Tsu Leeb (@RapNerdLeeb) November 29, 2019
#Born2Rap is the best rap album of the decade literally lying in bed I'll and thought it was 2004 again— Sean Harkin (@SHarkin89) November 29, 2019