What the Game's Been Missing! (2005) "Rap's one big casino, I'm plottin' Ocean's Eleven ," pronounces no-nonsense hip-hop barker Santana on What the Game's Been Missing! . And he convincingly supports… 2005-11-22 Juelz Santana Hip-Hop/Rap
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What the Game's Been Missing! (2005)

Details Release Date: Nov 22, 2005; Lead Performance: Juelz Santana; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

''Rap's one big casino, I'm plottin' Ocean's Eleven,'' pronounces no-nonsense hip-hop barker Santana on What the Game's Been Missing!. And he convincingly supports such rampant braggadocio with an overwhelming, contagious sense of self-confidence. Surprising musical flourishes, from the ragga-gangsta yelp of ''Shottas'' to the ''Please Mr. Postman'' sample on ''Oh Yes,'' help everything bounce with force, while the striking tick-tock pop of ''Clockwork'' takes his bigheaded blasphemy to uncharted levels of freshness.

Originally posted Nov 18, 2005 Published in issue #851 Nov 25, 2005 Order article reprints