The Game feat. 50 Cent
Released: 9th May 2005.
It was just weeks ago I was thinking how dull and pointless The Game is. There are already plenty of talented rappers out there, so what does he bring that's new? Nothing - or so I thought. "Hate It Or Love It" could possibly be the best hip-hop track of the year so far, and features the surprisingly less annoying than usual 50 Cent. It's already become a club favourite, and tells all the haters (like myself) that he'll do his thing either way. Make sure you look out for the even more sensational Mary J. Blige remix too.
Yet another release from the seemingly unstoppable G-Unit & co, and the second track lifted from newbie rapper The Game's average debut "The Documentary". It's extremely typical, predictable fare from the two current stars of hip-hop, and while everything from the beat, the lyrics, the melody and the video are inferior to "How We Do", the correctly-titled "Hate It Or Love It" isn't too bad.