Known almost as much for controversy and rap beef (see the never-ending feud with 50 Cent) as he is for his husky vocals, Game came onto the scene with a lot to say and even more to prove. The L.A. native has an unflinching loyalty to Dr. Dre and to the West Coast in general, and his first album, 2005's The Documentary, was credited with reviving the West Coast sound. He brings an intensity to the music that's matched by few, bolstering his real-life rhymes about society's underbelly. The rapper's latest release, R.E.D., is less of a throw to his gang affiliation and more a reflection of his re-dedication and devotion to hip-hop. Stop by backbeatblog.com for a full interview with the rapper.