#24. The Game, Doctor’s Advocate (2006)
Game: “The Doctor’s Advocate is better than The Documentary. I have to put The Documentary before because I know people would be like, ‘What? The Documentary was killing Doctor’s Advocate!’
“I was going through some crazy shit in my life, and I was alone. I didn’t have Dr. Dre. I went from having 50, Dre, and Em, to having no 50, no Dre, and no Em. I had to complete that album by myself with the relationships that I had made in those two-and-a-half to three years.
“The label didn’t think I could do it, and nobody believed in me. Everybody turned their backs on me, and for good reason. Now that I’m older I understand. I felt like it was me against the world. I wanted to kill everybody. If I could have killed everybody who had a part in that fucking G-Unit break-up and gotten away with it, I would have done it. I was pissed off. I was in a dark space. I wasn’t fucking with anybody.
“Then I came with ‘One Blood,’ and they were like, ‘Oh my god! Where’s the rest of the album? Does it sound like this?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, it’s cool. I’ll let y’all hear it.’ Then they gave me more money when I let them hear the album. That shit was classic man.
“I wanted Dre to be all over it—and I had gotten beats for it—but I did the songs, and they weren’t better than the songs I had. My favorite song on that album was “Old English.” That song is classic. I think I did that one perfect.”