The Game may be a lot of things, but a wack rapper he is not. His outside the booth antics and repetitive bridge burning may often rub many fans the wrong way, however the man’s music speaks for himself and all of his albums have all been consistently strong. His mixtapes though, are usually hit or miss, so one can only hope the Comptonite hasn’t been in a funk the past few months while recording California Republic. Thus far the leaks have been nothing to complain about, featuring the likes of Nipsey Hussle, Lupe Fiasco, and Pharrell amongst others, but its real worth will be determined by how the project as an entity holds its weight.
California Republic boasts also almost all original music, as Jayceon’s goal was to retain the feel of an album, despite it being a free release. The line between mixtape and album continues to get blurrier with every passing day.
If you don’t feel like downloading the project on a whim, give his final two leaks, “Bills Is Paid” and “Skate On” a courtesy spin and see if they can sway you in the right direction.
Game Feat. Lupe Fiasco – “Skate On” (Prod. By Pharrell)
Game Feat. Nipsey Hussle – “Bills Is Paid”