Doctor's Advocate is the second studio album by West Coast rapper The Game, released on November 14 2006 (see 2006 in music). The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 358,988 copies, making it The Game's second number one album. The album has many of the same producers that his first album had, including Kanye West and Just Blaze. In contrast to his debut, this album features no production from Aftermath Entertainment CEO and famed hip-hop producer Dr. Dre, although long-time Dr. Dre collaborator Scott Storch produced two songs on the album. The album received a near perfect 4.5 mic rating from The Source.

The Game wanted to prove that he could still make good music as he did on his first album, The Documentary, without help of Dr. Dre or 50 Cent. Although 50 Cent is not featured, there are many new and re-occurring guest appearances on this album, notably artists Busta Rhymes, Nas, Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound,, and Xzibit.


Doctor's Advocate features The Game rapping about issues in his life, incorporating common rap industry themes. The track "Remedy" (produced by Just Blaze) has The Game rapping about how he must feed his son and also expresses his hatred towards the law, and has a beat jacked from Public Enemy's "Black Steel In The Hour of Chaos," which chronicles Chuck D's escape from prison.

With its use of more West Coast-type beats, crispier drums, and deeper bass, the album leans more towards the West Coast sound than The Documentary.


Doctor's Advocate received mostly favorable reviews from music critics.[1] All Music Guide wrote that while the album "is nothing new" from The Documentary, "the fact remains that every track here is as good as or better than those on his debut."[2] Entertainment Weekly disagreed, saying "it doesn't live up to the nihilistic brilliance" of his previous album.[3] Christian Hoard of Rolling Stone stated that the album "isn't the classic that message boards are calling it, but it is a middling yet pleasurable record." Hoard also wrote that "lyrically, it's a mixed bag. The Game is still kind of corny, but his skills have improved... He's more nimble and more assured than before, and he switches up his flow more often".[4] Stylus Magazine noted that The Game "brought his personality—occasionally funny, disarmingly needy, a little lunkheaded—into the booth" and that despite Dr. Dre's absence, "the album sounds just as big-budget and lavishly appointed as The Documentary".[5] The New York Times shared this view saying, "this album sounds much more like an Los Angeles album than its predecessor" and that the rapper "has a terrific voice, bassy and raspy".[6] Similarly, The A.V. Club wrote that The Game "boasts a raspy-voiced, belligerent charisma" and that the album "succeeds primarily on the strength of its beats."[7] As of March 2008, the album has sold over 966,000 units in the United States 3 Millon Worldwide .[8]

Track listing

# Name Producer(s) Featured guest(s) Time
1 "Lookin' At You Urban "E.P." Pope Tracey Nelson & Mac Minister 3:37
2 "Da Shit" DJ Khalil Tracey Nelson 5:23
3 "It's Okay (One Blood)" Reefa, D-Roc Junior Reid 4:17
4 "Compton" 4:41
5 "Remedy" Just Blaze 2:57
6 "Let's Ride" Scott Storch 3:57
7 "Too Much" Scott Storch Nate Dogg 4:11
8 "Wouldn't Get Far" Kanye West Kanye West 4:11
9 "Scream on 'Em" Swizz Beatz Swizz Beatz 4:20
10 "One Night" Nottz Andrea Martin 4:27
11 "Doctor's Advocate" J. R. Rotem Busta Rhymes & Chauncey Black 5:03
12 "Ol' English" Hi-Tek Dion 4:44
13 "California Vacation" J. R. Rotem Snoop Dogg & Xzibit 4:29
14 "Bang" Jelly Roll Tha Dogg Pound 3:37
15 "Around the World" Mr. Porter Jamie Foxx 4:02
16 "Why You Hate The Game" Just Blaze Nas & Marsha Ambrosius 9:22
17 "I'm Chillin'" (UK Version) Fergie 4:33

Unreleased tracks

In 2007, The Game released several tracks that did not make the final cut for Doctor's Advocate on Amie Street, an online music store.[9]

# Name Featured guest(s) Time
1 "Breathe Eazy" RiZ & Nu Jerzey Devil 4:33
2 "Around the Way" Keyshia Cole 3:49
3 "Beautiful Life" 4:40
4 "Murda" 4:02
5 "My Bitch" 4:49
6 "Feels Good" Mya 4:33
7 "Won't Stop" 4:18



"Da Shit"

"It's Okay (One Blood)"



"Wouldn't Get Far"

"One Night"

"Doctor's Advocate"

  • "Up Against the Wind" by Lori Perri (Sampled directly from the film Set It Off)

"California Vacation"

"Why You Hate The Game"

"I'm Chillin'"




Charts (2006)[10] Peak
Australia Top 100 Albums 28
Austrian Albums Chart 46
Dutch Albums Chart 40
French Albums Chart 27
German Albums Chart 29
Irish Albums Chart 8
New Zealand Albums Chart 15
Norwegian Albums Chart 24
Swiss Albums Chart 15
U.S. Billboard 200 1
UK Albums Chart 21
United World Chart 1

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