Monday, January 18, 2010

5 Years Ago Today: The Game releases "The Documentary"...

The Documentary is the debut album by West Coast rapper The Game, released on January 18, 2005 through Interscope Records. After recovering from a shooting in late 2001, The Game pursued a rap career and was discovered by Dr. Dre who signed him to his Aftermath Entertainment label. The album features production provided by but not limited to Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Just Blaze, Cool & Dre, and Timbaland, and guest vocals from 50 Cent, Nate Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Busta Rhymes, and Faith Evans, among others.

The Documentary debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 586,000 units in the first week. The Recording Industry Association of America certified the album two times platinum in March 2005 and it sold over 5 million copies worldwide.

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