What the Game's Been Missing! is the second studio album by rapper Juelz Santana. The album was released on November 22, 2005 on Diplomat Records and Def Jam Recordings. The album yielded the singles "Mic Check", "There It Go (The Whistle Song)", "Oh Yes" and "Clockwork".
In an interview with Hip Hop Canada, Juelz Santana remarked that his approach to the making of "what the games been missing" was different from others. what he really noted on was the amount of effort and work he was able to contribute to it, saying:
"I'm definitely going to say that I like this album the best mainly because I got to work on it and I got to grow with it. I took care of a lot of things on it and not to say that my other albums were not good, but I just got to put more work into the making of this one."
Originally 160 songs were recorded for the album , taking over a year to make. He described the process as "learning how to ride a bike." asserting to the fact that the basis of the album developed deeper into production. The album was also influenced by the 1994 film Fresh, In the song "Lil' Boy Fresh" he loosely summarizes the story from beginning to end.
Regular collaborators include lablemates, such as Cam'ron who features on three songs, and Hell Rell who appears on one track.
Other prominent collaborators are Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy, whose performance on the Album is also disputed, since many feel that they did not add much lyrical weight to the album.
Lesser known artists are Bezel and Razah.
**"Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes
*"Lil' Boy Fresh"
**"I've Got to Be" by Eddie Kendricks
**"Welcome to Jamrock" by Damian Marley
**"Mark of the Beast" by Shirley Caesar
**"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith
What the Game's Been Missing! peaked at #1 on both the Top Rap Albums and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts and #9 in the Billboard 200 chart according to Billboard.com. As of September 2006 the album has sold over 655,000 copieshttp.
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LaRon Louis James (born February 18, 1982), better known by his stage name Juelz Santana, is an American rapper, producer and actor. He appeared on Cam'ron's 2002 singles, "Oh Boy" and "Hey Ma". In 2003, his debut album From Me to U was released by Def Jam Recordings; his next album What the Game's Been Missing! contained the top-ten single "There It Go (The Whistle Song)".
Early life & career
Santana was born to an African American mother and to a Dominican father.. LatinRapper.com: January 15, 2007 He began rapping at the age of five and at age twelve started duo Draft Pick, which was signed to Priority Records. In 2000, Santana made a guest performance on a track on Cam'ron's album S.D.E. and eventually joined The Diplomats. Also he is soon to team up with the jersey city rapper albee al.
2002-2004 (Final Destination, From Me To U)
After the signing of The Diplomats, also known as Dipset, to Roc-a-Fella Records in 2002, there was an influx of mixtapes, features on other artists' records, television and radio interviews, in which Juelz achieved mainstream recognition not previously gained through the various Diplomat mixtapes, and his solo mixtape Final Destination, that was sold in late 2002. After being featured on fellow Diplomat member Cam'ron's two singles, "Hey Ma" and "Oh Boy". Juelz started working on his debut album. In the summer of 2003, Santana released his debut album entitled, From Me to U under Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam; its single "Down/Rain Drops" which did not reach success and debut single "Dipset (Santana's Town)" reached #70 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
What the Game's Been Missing! (2005)
What the Game's Been Missing! followed in 2005 with the singles "Mic Check", "There It Go (The Whistle Song)", "Oh Yes", "Clockwork," "Shottas", and "Make It Work For Ya" Feat. Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne. "There It Go" reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the Hot Rap Tracks charts; "Oh Yes" reached #56 on the Hot 100 and #8 on the Rap charts. "Mic Check" reached 35 in the Billboard Hot 100. Both this album and single "There It Go" were certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
I Can't Feel My Face, Def Jam Signing & Skull Gang (2006-2009)
Santana began working with Lil Wayne on a collaboration album I Can't Feel My Face in 2006. Mick Boogie, a DJ from Ohio, released a mixtape in late August 2006 titled Blow that contained 12 leaked tracks from the album recording sessions. Recording and production reportedly concluded by summer 2007. Santana told Angie Martinez in an interview on New York City hip-hop station Hot 97 that he blames the delay on the album on fellow Dipset rapper Cam'ron. In April 2008, Santana stated that issues existed over his and Lil Wayne signing to different labels and thus announced plans for various mixtapes to promote "unity and creativity". Santana claimed that Cam'ron blocked collaborations by other artists. XXL magazine brought up the delay of the album release in a February 2009 interview with Santana, who replied that "contractual issues" were to blame and that he was talking to L.A. Reid about releasing this album before his own solo album. In Lil Wayne's album Tha Carter III, Santana appeared on the fifteenth track.
In August 2008, Dipset founder Cam'ron revealed that he had sold Santana's contract to Def Jam Records for $2 million. Despite selling him to the Def Jam label, Santana says he is not mad at Cam. He revealed that he had inked a joint 50/50 joint venture with Def Jam, where he will release his next album Born to Lose, Built to Win. Santana performed on Jim Jones' single "Pop Champagne", which was produced by Ron Browz. "Pop Champagne" peaked at #22 on the Hot 100 and #3 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart; it was also certified Gold by RIAA on February 26, 2009. In May 2009 Skull Gang's debut album was released on Santana's new label, Skull Gang Entertainment, and Koch Records.
Born to Lose, Built to Win & Dipset Reunion (2010-present)
Since 2007, Santana has been recording material for his third album, Born to Lose, Built to Win. Shortly after recording began, Santana released a promo single, "The Second Coming", produced by Just Blaze. After a two year hiatus, he released a new song, "Days of Our Lives", with two accompanying music videos featuring cameos from Skull Gang. In late 2009 he released the first single off Born to Lose, Built to Win, "Mixin' Up the Medicine" featuring Yelawolf. In 2010, he released the second single titled, "Back to the Crib" featuring Chris Brown. In April 2010, Cam'ron and Jim Jones announced they ended their feud. In June 2010, the Dipset reunion began with a teaser titled "Under Construction" and a street single, "Salute" produced by Araabmuzik. The song features Jim Jones, Cam'ron, and Juelz Santana. The remix features new Diplomat artist Vado with a verse added. Since the reunion it is not yet known if or when Juelz will release the album. But it is known that he is working on a new album with The Diplomats. Recently Santana Twits "I will give people that people wants Reagan Era in the studio" so that means that we can wait a new album for 2011.juelz sanatana had a gig in westchester ny and had a interview with rayner hidalgo shout to him great man http
Juelz Santana recently collaborated with UK rapper's Giggs & Wiley on a track called Bright Lights produced by UK producers Dan Dare & Zdot.In February he released a music video for the song "Homerun" featuring Lil Wayne.Its unknow if Homerun is a single or not.
Santana maintained a store of his clothing and music near his old neighborhood of 151st and Amsterdam/Broadway on Amsterdam Avenue between 150th and 151st Streets sojones online magazine.
* 2003: From Me to U
* 2005: What the Game's Been Missing!
* 2011: Born to Lose, Built to Win
*2003: Final Destination
*2004: Back Like Cooked Crack Pt. 1
*2005: Back Like Cooked Crack Pt. 2
*2006: Back Like Cooked Crack Pt. 3
*2011: Reagan Era
*2003: Diplomatic Immunity (with The Diplomats)
*2004: Diplomatic Immunity 2 (with The Diplomats)
*2009: Skull Gang (with Skull Gang)
*2011: Diplomatic Immunity 3 (with The Diplomats)
* State Property 2 (2005)
* Killa Season (2006)
* The Project (2011)
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