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See How The Game Feels About “The Documentary” 12 Years Later

See How The Game Feels About “The Documentary” 12 Years Later

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Westcoast Rapper, The Game, is celebrating the 12 year anniversary of his album “The Documentary.” The album was an important milestone in the rappers’ career, as it was his first album. “The Documentary” was very influential on the westcoast and went on to sell 10 million copies around the world. 

The Game took to his Instagram page to express what “The Documentary” album meant to him, and shouted out some of the people that were an inspiration for him to create it. “I’m forever in debt to @DrDre for believing in my dream… [YOU] my fans for the support then & the ones that are still going hard for me at this very moment…. ain’t no ME without YOU ! @50cent for helping push it through the final stages…. my brother @BigFase100 & @ComptonGRide for helping birth what the world would know as #TheBlackWallStreet,” the rapper posted.

The Game continued on in his heartfelt post and began to express where his main motivation for the album came from. “Without the birth of my 1st son, I wouldn’t have ever had the fire inside me to be anything other than dead. Before him, I didn’t give a fuck about who’s life I took or who would take mine,” said The Game.

The rapper then reflected on how he feels the westcoast rap game has changed since “The Documentary” album. “…after this album, they had to respect us for more than just gangsta rap, but for being lyricists as well,” The Game said. In the rest of  The Game’s meaningful posted he continued to mention more westcoast legends, and he also graciously thanked his fans, friends, and family. You can see The Game’s meaningful IG post about “The Documentary” below.

See The Game’s Album Post HERE:

 

12 years ago today I dropped my 1st album. An album that would go on to sell 10 million copies worldwide & reshape my city & coast…. I’m forever in debt to @DrDre for believing in my dream… [YOU] my fans for the support then & the ones that are still going hard for me at this very moment…. ain’t no ME without YOU ! @50cent for helping push it through the final stages…. my brother @BigFase100 & @ComptonGRide for helping birth what the world would know as #TheBlackWallStreet & last but not least… my son @hvrlemtaylor for being the motivation behind everything I put into this album. Without the birth of my 1st son, I wouldn’t have ever had the fire inside me to be anything other than dead. Before him, I didn’t give a fuck about who’s life I took or who would take mine…. all I knew was #Compton…. & I figured I’d end up shot dead in the streets over gangbangin just because that is the mentality of a young African-American male coming from where I come from…… When I came out, it was just me, @SnoopDogg, @xzibit & @tyrese representing #LosAngeles on a worldwide scale in music & #TheDocumentary changed the way hip hop fans/critics viewed #WestCoast rap niggas….. after this album, they had to respect us for more than just gangsta rap, but for being lyricists as well…… from @IceCube to @KendrickLamar & @YG, we have flourished as a rap culture…. I can remember being at my grandmothers house listening to @Nas’s albums & perfecting my flow & the pocket listening to @2pac gave me the style & confidence to enter & win every freestyle battle I entered until I met #JTTheBiggaFigga & recorded my demo. The rest is history & this is my acknowledgement to my fans, family & all those who believed in & supported me the past 12 years…. #Happy12thBday #TheDocumentary

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