In hip-hop, the past is a constant, and idealization of one's forefathers — or mothers — is an uncrossable tradition. The Game might be hip-hop's most eloquent eulogizer. His 2005 hit "Dreams" spoke poignantly to that point: Game all but admitted that he'll never mean as much to the culture as his deceased idols (Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., Huey Newton, Eazy-E). "Dreams" was a sad, sweet, keening, wryly honest bird song, rare in a genre full of self-styled messiahs. Those few minutes sized up what... More >>>