"Throughout ‘The Documentary,’ The Game is chasing the ghosts of those rappers from the West and East coasts who barreled into the canon before him, who turned their formative years into cinematic origin stories, their arcs into archetypes for the genre. But Game finds a way to make his unique voice the ideal vessel for his drive to become a legend. In this way, the title ‘The Documentary’ is apt: It catches the growing pains as well as the triumphs, the lows and highs in concert together."