Alyssa Reid Featuring Snoop Dogg - The Game

16 August Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Alyssa Reid stormed the charts not long ago with "Alone Again" just missing out on the number one spot. It has two versions out, one featuring P. Reign and another featuring Jump Smokers. However they have totally gone overboard with this one. There are currently 3 different versions out, there is the original which is just Alyssa Reid on her own; then there is one that features JDiggz and then the UK version which features Snoop Dogg. Guess they can't decide which one they like best, or maybe they are too lazy to make a whole new song and just decide to add new things to already made songs.

"The Game" is a song I'm not too keen on the be honest, it's different from her previous single, and it takes a while to get used to it. It's becoming catchy to me now, but it did take some time. However the original song also features lyrics that can be found in her previous single. This is what surprised me the most, clearly they are struggling with this girl. There are a few obvious differences, like this one is confident Alyssa where as the one before showed her vulnerable side. I haven't got a clue where they're going with her, and the album.... Well I'm dreading what it's going to be like as there is clearly no theme, maybe it will be a bunch of random tracks.

This music video is performance based, they could've easily added a bit of a storyline but, there's no sign of one, which makes the video similar to the first one, which is slightly on the annoying side as I want to see something new.

I like how she's singing in a club, it suggests this song is more of a dance tune, which it actually is. It shows her being very confident but not arrogant. However there's nothing of significance going on in this video. I've already watched it 3 times now, and I still can't see anything to comment on.

The best bit about this video is they way they have added Snoop Dogg, which is through her phone, but then again it doesn't make him shine out, and it's clearly lacking something. You kind of expect Snoop Dogg to rap perfectly because he tends to make us feel every word as if he truly means it, like he does in Katy Perry's "California Girls" but here, he sounds bored, as if he's been told to rap these words and he can't be bothered to do it.

Overall, a song that takes some listening to finally like it, and an accompanying music video that fits with the song to an extent but is clearly lacking a lot. I hope for narrative music videos in the future from this girl, we want it to be spiced up a bit. Hoping for a better video soon, I have to give it this rating.