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Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Game Ft. SCARFACE - "Hollywood"

Let me stress that I'm far from the biggest fan of The Game, though I believe that "The Documentary" was one of the strongest releases of 2005, and its follow-up was a dope record as well. Since then there's been some dope tracks here and there but the constant name dropping and endless constructed gangsta stories gets tiresome. However, Scarface is one of the illest and most authentic emcees around, and has been so, as both a solo artist and as part of Geto Boys, since the late '80s. Therefore the Scarface assisted "Hollywood" where a haunting beat complete with a slick bassline, tough breaks, and a nicely chopped vocal loop sets the perfect stage for the sparring of the two emcees. Interestingly enough, this wasn't even included on the official DJ Skee hosted Game street album "Oke", but only appears as an iTunes bonus. Don't you just hate that when they save the best tracks for thsoe deluxe editions, seems to happen more and more often (another recent example is R.A. The Rugged Man's "It's Gone" from the limited cassette version of "Legends Never Die")... Oh well...

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