What the Game's Been Missing!

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What the Game's Been Missing!
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Studio album by Juelz Santana
Released November 22, 2005
Recorded 2004-2005
Genre Hip hop
Length 75:57
Label Diplomat, Def Jam
Producer Shoddy AKA Shottie, Terrence Anderson, Cliff Carlisle, Chaos & Order, Filthy, Ebonikz, Heatmakerz, DJ Infamous, Darren Joseph, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, DJ Nasty & LVM, Mayhem, Soul Sizzle, StreetRunner, Develop, Neo Da Matrix
Juelz Santana chronology
From Me to U
(2003)
What the Game's Been Missing!
(2005)
Born to Lose, Built to Win
(TBA)
Singles from What the Game's Been Missing!
  1. "Mic Check"
    Released: December 23, 2004
  2. "There It Go (The Whistle Song)"
    Released: May 29, 2005
  3. "Oh Yes"
    Released: January 5, 2006
  4. "Clockwork"
    Released: February 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX 3/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (6.9/10)[3]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[4]
RapReviews (6.5/10)[5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[6]
Vibe 3.5/5 stars [7]

What the Game's Been Missing! is the second studio album by American rapper Juelz Santana. The album was released on November 22, 2005, on Diplomat Records and Def Jam Recordings. The album yielded the singles "Mic Check", "There It Go (The Whistle Song)", "Oh Yes" and "Clockwork".

Background[edit]

In an interview with Hip Hop Canada, Juelz Santana remarked that his approach to the making of What the Game's Been Missing was different from his other albums, noting the amount of effort and work he was able to contribute to it, saying: "I'm definitely going to say that I like this album the best mainly because I got to work on it and I got to grow with it. I took care of a lot of things on it and not to say that my other albums were not good, but I just got to put more work into the making of this one."[8]

Originally 160 songs were recorded for the album, taking over a year to make. He described the process as "learning how to ride a bike." asserting to the fact that the basis of the album developed deeper into production. The album was also influenced by the 1994 film Fresh, In the song "Lil' Boy Fresh" he loosely summarizes the story from beginning to end.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro (Juelz Santana/What the Game's Been Missing)"   Develop 2:18
2. "Rumble Young Man Rumble"   J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League 2:34
3. "Oh Yes"   Heatmakerz 3:01
4. "Shottas" (featuring Cam'ron & Sizzla) Heatmakerz 4:35
5. "Clockwork"   Chaos & Order 3:05
6. "Kill 'Em" (featuring Cam'ron) Shoddy AKA Shottie 3:26
7. "This Is Me"   The Ratt Pakk 2:54
8. "Make It Work for You" (featuring Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy) Doe Boyz, DJ Infamous 3:51
9. "Whatever U Wanna Call It" (featuring Hell Rell) Shoddy AKA Shottie 4:10
10. "Gangsta Shit"   Doe Boyz, DJ Infamous 3:09
11. "Lil' Boy Fresh"   Manti 3:53
12. "Good Times"   Neo Da Matrix 3:29
13. "Freaky"   Develop, DJ Infamous 2:58
14. "Murda Murda" (featuring Cam'ron) The Runners, DJ Nasty, L.V.M. 4:04
15. "Gone"   Streetrunner & Ebonikz 3:58
16. "Kid Is Back"   Soul Sizzle 2:46
17. "Changes" (featuring Razah) Shoddy AKA Shottie 3:51
18. "I Am Crack"   Reefa 3:37
19. "There It Go (The Whistle Song)"   Daren Joseph, Terence Anderson 3:00
20. "Violence" (featuring Bezel) Heatmakerz 4:14
21. "Daddy"   Heatmakerz 4:08
22. "Mic Check"   Neo Da Matrix 2:56
Sample credits

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[9] 9
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[10] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Jeffries (2005-11-22). "What the Game's Been Missing! - Juelz Santana | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  2. ^ by bsims (2005-11-21). "Juelz Santana - What The Game's Been Missing". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  3. ^ "Juelz Santana: What the Game's Been Missing! | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2005-12-08. Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  4. ^ "Juelz Santana: What the Game's Been Missing! - PopMatters Music Review". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  5. ^ "Juelz Santana :: What the Game's Been Missing! :: Def Jam Recordings". Rapreviews.com. 2005-11-29. Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  6. ^ "Rolling Stone : What The Game's Been Missing! : Review". Web.archive.org. 2006-04-23. Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  7. ^ "Vibe - Google Livres". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  8. ^ a b "HipHopCanada.com :: Interview with Juelz Santana - December 11th 2005". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  9. ^ "Juelz Santana Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Juelz Santana. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  10. ^ "Juelz Santana Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Juelz Santana. Retrieved May 20, 2014.