In 1999, Priority teamed up with Fox Sports for Game Time!, a compilation that's comparable to the Jock Rock and Jock Jams collections that Tommy Boy had joined forces with ESPN for several years earlier. The theme is quite similar: exuberant, highly energetic music used at sporting events to pump up and excite the crowd. But while Jock Rock was full of rock and R&B oldies and Jock Jams focused on hip-hop and dance-pop, this CD's focus is 1990s hip-hop and alternative rock. The thing that Priority's Game Time! has in common with Tommy Boy's sports-minded collections is a certain exuberance and a certain edge; if you're going to use music to excite a crowd at a football, basketball, hockey or baseball game, you need infectious music that has a lot of energy, and on Game Time!, the material that fits that description ranges from the alternative rock of Republica's "Ready to Go," Blur's "Song #2," and Smash Mouth's "Walkin' on the Sun" to the in-your-face hip-hop of JT Money's "Who Dat," Master P's "Make Em Say Uhh!," Wildchild's "Renegade Master," and Ice Cube's "In the Zone" (one of the tunes that was recorded especially for the compilation). Generally decent and occasionally excellent, Game Time! is a collection that will interest fans of '90s hip-hop and alternative rock even if they aren't big sports enthusiasts.
AllMusic Review by Alex Henderson