Its 2004 and I'm hearing the people roar
For the name of The Game they line in front of the store
Everyone in Compton couldn’t wait to buy The Game’s album cause he came out of Compton, so they’re all in the line at the store. The album would’ve been The Documentary which was released in January ‘05 or it’s promotional album, Westside Story released in September '04.
Lining up in front of the store for “the name of the game” could also represent teens buying into a street lifestyle, (possibly being rapped about in Game’s album) since “name of the game” is a phrase meaning the way things are; the way things can be expected to be. (i.e. Teens getting caught up in a street lifestyle is the name of the game in a mad city like Compton).
In 2004, The Game came out with The Documentary, with much success. He represents a “black boy” flying out of Compton, since he was from there.
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