Despite having his first single’s music video (see: “Red Nation”) banned from major Viacom television networks MTV and BET, Compton rapper Game doesn’t see anything as distractions for his forthcoming fourth solo album, The R.E.D. Album.
“The album changes, the dates change, the climate changes, Interscope changed and went in another direction for a minute and then they come back,” Game told VIBE. “It’s just the business; shit gets pushed back. Either wait for it or don’t buy it. I don’t give a fuck. I never beg anybody to buy my albums.”
With his “I-don’t-give-a-fuck” attitude still intact, Interscope’s borderline bi-polar threat has quietly been crafting one of the most anticipated albums of his career. After releasing his last two albums without the assistance of Dr. Dre, The R.E.D. Album reunited the teacher and student.
“I think the people will appreciate the collaborations. Dr. Dre is actually rapping on this album. This is the first album that I’ve ever dropped where I have Dr. Dre’s voice actually on the album. Features range from Snoop Dogg to Pharrell to Wiz to Trey Songz to Chris Brown, and Drake’s on the album. I got a good cast of all-stars.”
Game continued: “There’s a song where I kill my dad on a Dre beat. You won’t be able to understand it until you hear it. It’s sort of like a dream, but I wish it would’ve came true when I was a kid, so I kind of lived it out. It’s over this eerie Dr. Dre and it’s hard as shit. When you hear it you’ll be like ‘Damn this is crazy.’
Fans can also expect to hear an unexpected collabo to pop up on the new LP.
“Oh yeah, Tyler [The Creator] is on the album. I forgot about him. He ain’t really doing features for nobody. He feels like fuck everything and I don’t blame him either. It’s a California thing, and I got respect for him and his hustle and what they’re doing and just being kids and being rebels for the cause,” Game said of recently befriending the Odd Future frontman.
“And he respects me for doing what I did for California and the West Coast, I guess. I met him at a Diddy concert and we chopped it up and we got a song called ‘Martians vs Goblins.’ It’s dope.”
The R.E.D. Album drops on August 23rd. —Mikey Fresh, reporting by Clover Hope