Born In The Trap

The Game can just flat out rap. The guy hardly ever lets me down with the rhymes. Shout to DJ Premier on that beat.

Should’ve Been A Hit: My Love

Juelz Santana and Freeway were the hungriest young spitters out the Rocafella camp back in 02-03, both dropping their debut album in 2003 (both should be part of your collection, near classics). I remember hearing My Love on some mixtape and I immediately loved the chipmunk voices in the beat (I love all those beats) plus the bounce on that joint was major. A head nod is guaranteed within the first 15 secs.

At the point this track dropped Cam’ron and Beanie Sigel dropped two great albums (Come Home with Me and The Reason) and it was time for their proteges to shine. ‘My Love’ could have clearly been included on both of their albums which were already packed with dope tracks but both had a few songs I would have no problem of replacing with ‘My Love’ (see ‘On My Own’ and ‘Wherever I Go’). Juelz dropped in Aug 03, Free in Feb 03. Drop in the summer, 3rd single for free, first for Juelz pushing Santana’s Town to #2. Not saying My Love is better than Santana’s Town, it just would have worked in the ’03 hip hop climate.

‘My Love’ is another track where I don’t understand why the label didn’t push it for their young up and coming stars. This would have given them even better numbers in the stores in my humble opinion.