How much is the Game worth to you?

Game_lToday, marks the date "6/6" by offering six new (and exclusive) tracks from the Game. (It’s no "4/20," but, hey, you take what you can get.) In keeping with the online music store’s demand-based pricing system, the songs will initially be available free of charge, before increasing popularity drives the costs up to their $0.98 ceiling. (And even if you don’t actually like the Game, you’re probably still thinking of getting these songs anyways, succumbing to the irresistible lure of a "good deal." It’s the same impulse that led me to fill my closet with garments from Burlington Coat Factory.)

But enough about my weakness for "World’s Best Dad" apparel — on to the music. After the success of The Documentary and Doctor’s Advocate, the Game does not seem to be straying too far from the themes that have worked for him in the past: women, the city of Los Angeles, and his claim to have personally orchestrated the resurgence of West Coast gangsta rap. Nor does he show any signs of letting go of the life raft that is Dr. Dre (probably a good thing). Hate him or love him, the Game will keep doing things his way — that is, until he goes the way of Jiggaman and "retires" rap, which may be sooner than you think (the clip is worth watching if only for the Game’s own confusion over his use of the phrase "bigger figure").

So, how much are these tracks really worth? Get those downloads rolling, then check back after the jump for’s suggested pricing.

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"Beautiful Life"
Though I’m not sure if it meets the criteria for Michael Slezak’s epicSOS search, this track has all the trappings of a warm-weather jam,including a lively bassline and relatively positive lyrics (aboutwearing fresh sneakers, brushing off the haters, and attending Olympicsporting events).
What we’d pay: 90 cents. (The same price the Game probably paid for those Jordan IXs he picked up in China).

"My Bitch"
Apparently, this song is not really about a girl at all, but rather the Game’s beef with Jay-Z, 50 Cent, and Suge Knight. Yet somehow this feels like it rose from cutting room floor of theKanye-assisted "Wouldn’t Get Far," the catchy butcontroversial shout-out to video vixens from Doctor’s Advocate. AlSharpton probably won’t be bumping to this in his whip, and neither will I.
What we’d pay: 15 cents.

"Around the Way"
Keyshia Cole delivers a forgettable hook on this ode to infidelity,which finds the Game justifying his indiscretions through a series of puzzling analogies: "You know I love you like I love my shoes/Buteven white Air Force Ones come in twos."
What we’d pay: 10 cents.

This dark and moody track sees the Game getting’ his Dante Alighierion, leading listeners on a tour through hellish streets of L.A.Pointing out some of the city’s infamous landmarks and high-profilemurder cases, he provides an eerily evocative snapshot of his hometown.
What we’d pay: 95 cents.

"Still Me"
A few lyrical flourishes notwithstanding, this is still more of thesame from the Game, who seems oddly compelled to recap his biography onevery track. Save your money and buy a much better song called "StillD.R.E."
What we’d pay: 60 cents.

"Won’t Stop"
Dre said this… Dre said that… Dre chose me… yawn.
What we’d pay: 25 cents.

So that’s that. It’s a good thing EW doesn’t set prices, or a single episode of Friday Night Lights would run you $500!

What do you think, PopWatchers? Should any of these tracks surpass the"50 Cent" mark? And, on a separate note, what do you think of AmieStreet’s pricing system? Will it catch on?


Comments (14 total) Add your comment
  • Eric

    Why are rapper’s such douchebags with all this early retirement crap? Master P retired like 9 times, Jay z, now the Game. MASE held out surprisingly long, in fact just long enough to make his comeback entirely irrelevant.
    Do they do it just to generate hype? I mean surely the Game’s “last album” would sell more than just his third album, and then of course his “coming out of retirment” album would sell even more!
    And I guess it’s not entirely relegated to the world of hip hop, how many farewell tours has Cher gone on yet?
    Shame on us for buying into the hype.

  • Jason Bonkers

    Shame on all of you for buying this thugs album. Look at him! He looks like he keeps going to prison.

  • wraith808

    @Jason – Shame on you for judging a musician by his looks rather than his music.
    I like the idea of what they’re doing with these songs, even though it is a bit gimmicky. The RIAA needs to figure out some way of making the recording companies relevant rather than just being a litigating body.

  • JC

    Uh, Jason is right technically, since the Game is currently facing felony charges for beating up and then pulling a gun on some guy during a basketball match. So, sadly, this incident of Judging-a-book-by-its-cover actually fits.

  • Anonymous

    To elaborate, The Game is facing up to 6 years in prison because the basketball match where he beat up a guy and drew a gun was on school grounds. School grounds!

  • Eric

    All issues with The Game aside- Amie Street is f—in’ awesome.

  • Thad

    If the Dead Pool was still in effect, he would be on the list along with Nicole Richie and Tammy Faye

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  • killaking505

    all of the game albums are sick starting out wit his single this is “how we do”,hate it or love it”then to his sophmore album doctors advoacte which has “1 blood”california vaction and wouldent get far then his new 1 LAX which all are good such as “dope boys” “house of pain”and cant forget “my life”

  • killaking505

    hey jason and all u white people listen these guys been hustleing all there lifes until u been where there at dont say anything they got 2 the top and made there mark seems u cant stop haterz then huh

    • dblock

      Game is sweet!! Why do you say all you white people some of us grow up the same way side by side trying to make a better life for us and are familys.. he just a plane and simple hater of people from poverty who make it in the world

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