Home > Rap > L.A.X.
L.A.X. by The Game

The Game


Release Date: Aug 26, 2008

Genre(s): Rap

Record label: Geffen


Music Critic Score

How the Music Critic Score works

Album Review: L.A.X. by The Game

Very Good, Based on 6 Critics

RapReviews.com - 75
Based on rating 7.5/10

The Game :: L.A.X.Geffen Records/InterscopeAuthor: Jesal 'Jay Soul' PadaniaThere are some people in this life that get laughed at all the time, maybe because of the strange way they look or their apparent lack of talent. There are some people that can't seem to get along with anyone, as they watch, year after year, their relationships with friends and business partners turn to dust. There are some people that are so afraid of alienating people, they end up doing it as a result.

Full Review >>

Entertainment Weekly - 72
Based on rating B

As commercial rappers go, Young Jeezy and The Game don’t have much in common. Jeezy speaks in an Atlanta drawl, while The Game is a gruff son of Compton. Jeezy brags on his albums about selling cocaine; The Game waxes poetic about gang warfare. Yet with their third CDs, they share a tough choice: Switch things up or stick with the formulas that earned their previous efforts gold and platinum plaques? It’s clear from The Recession‘s first track that Jeezy has done the former, ditching the ebullient street-capitalist persona of his first two CDs: ”It’s the recession/Everybody broke,” he gripes.

Full Review >>

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

After two albums driven by his worship of legendary West Coast producer Dr. Dre plus feuds with fellow rappers like 50 Cent and the G-Unit crew, the Game's third official effort is his least important release to date and the strongest argument yet that it just might be time to move on. The cuts that truly matter on LAX aren't the ones where the rapper's hardcore, unswayable definition of loyalty comes into play but the ones that go outside the usual topics and explore both the profound (the African-American struggle) and, more surprisingly, the profane (rump shaking).

Full Review >>

Sputnikmusic - 60
Based on rating 3.0/5

Review Summary: Solid hip-hop, but excessive to a fault. Too many guests, too many shifts in style and theme.They say if you love something, let it go. The Game does not agree with this notion, especially not concerning his two loves: Los Angeles and hip-hop. Referencing the Dodgers logo gracing his right cheek, The Game says "It holds you down, this is LA.

Full Review >>

NOW Magazine - 60
Based on rating 3/5

By the halfway point of the Game's latest, the thug-or-die rapper has mentioned the Impala brand at least eight times, which means he was probably paid a lot to name-drop in hopes that his third, a vertable tribute to OG California full of Glocks and crack rocks, would be equally successful. And it should be, considering a golden guest list including Lil Wayne, Ludacris and Nas among others, not to mention all-star producers like Scott Storch, Kanye West and J.R. Rotem.

Full Review >>

The Guardian - 60
Based on rating 3/5

Some people need a challenge, but few relish being the underdog more than Jaceyon Taylor. After a war of words with his erstwhile mentor, 50 Cent, added street cred to the huge commercial success of his debut, he seemed to conjure up a bizarre feud with his label boss, producer and hero, Dr Dre, ahead of the follow-up. Yet that record, The Doctor's Advocate, was easily the best gangsta rap album in years.

Full Review >>