WARNING: SOME IMAGES ARE NSFW!
Serially shelved rapper The Game has just had the director’s cut for the former single “Ain’t No Doubt About It” leak on the internet. The track sport’s a vintage-early 00’s production from Pharrell Williams and vocals on the chorus from Justin Timberlake.
The video itself is a black and white affair featuring nearly nude models, sailing on yachts and copious amounts of alcohol. Basically, this is a statement to us peasant listeners that we aren’t about that life and probably never will be, but I digress. This seems like it should have been the comeback Game needed to resuscitate his career, but it never seemed to pick up steam at radio. So why’d it flop?
My guess: the track itself is extremely paint-by-numbers and though it has great star power all of the vocals and Game’s lyrics are middling and dare I say, boring. I struggled to watch the entire 5-minute clip without doing other things. However, this seemed like it could have worked better if it was released at the top of summer since it has the sunny production that The Neptunes became rich and famous for. Now, all we have is a wasted opportunity for all involved. What do we think?