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The Game released his latest album Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf last week and the album received overall lukewarm reviews. The album debuted No. 7 on the Billboard 200.
According to HipHopDX, Blood Moon sold 32,734 copies in its first week on the shelves. It was the first album from Game’s newly established label Blood Money Entertainment.
HipHopDX gave Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf 3 out of 5 X’s, similar to reviews previously reported.
“On his previous Jesus Piece, Game was able to take Trap, heavy features, new trends and weave them into an overarching theme of a thug persona struggling with his faith,” DX contributor Dean Mayorga wrote. “Now, with most of these very same components, he finds himself lost.”
The editors of hotnewhiphop rated the album at 73 percent, while the audience rating trailed behind at 66 percent:
While The Game has built up a reputation for putting out consistent albums, Year of the Wolf is, unfortunately, not one of them.
Game doesn’t quite get the respect he deserves. Sometimes things like his habitual name dropping and controversy divert attention from the fact that he has been one of the most consistent rappers over the last decade. Since the release of his debut, The Documentary, he’s delivered a series critically acclaimed albums, out-rapped many of his counterparts and at one point, was one of the only rappers popping on West coast. However, with the release of his latest effort, Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf, he’s offered another reason for fans to forgot just how good he is. From a production standpoint, Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf also falters. The Grammy Award-nominated rapper normally surrounds himself with stellar production. Here, Game seems more concerned with chasing trends like with the DJ Mustard produced “Or Nah” and the Mustard rip-offs “On One” and “Take That.” He rides the Atlanta wave on a cut like “Fuck Yo Feelings.”
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