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Game recently talked about releasing his R.E.D. Album on the same date as Drake’s Thank Me Later LP.
Game thinks rap fans should go out and support both projects.
“Nah man, it’s just a package deal, you should go and support hip-hop,go get Thank Me Later and go grab R.E.D. and you good,” Game said in an interview. “You know you’re good, then the next week you come back and buy Eminem, great. June is gonna be a big month. So no, it’s no competition. Everything don’t gotta be a competition and we’re not even the same type of [artist,] we’re not in the same lane. I respect what he does and I talked to him before, he’s a fan of mine so we’ll just keep it like that and put it out, people will go and buy them and who cares who’s number one, number two, it don’t make no sense to me because I’ve been around and sold millions of records already. I have nothing else to prove.” (Rap-Up TV)
The rapper recently talked about having two renowned hitmakers behind his fourth solo project.
It has been was announced that Pharrell will be co-executive producing the album, along with Game. Previously, the Star Trak founder did this with albums from Snoop Dogg and Slim Thug. Additionally, Game released a statement, “[Dr.] Dre is a Hip Hop legend and one of the reasons I’m making music. To be working so closely with him again…man, I don’t even have words to describe it…my two favorite producers are helping me with the direction of this album, I couldn’t be in a better position.” (Hip Hop DX)
In addition to Dre and Pharrell, Game recently discussed who else will be assisting him on the L.A.X. follow-up.
“I feel great about this album,” he said in an interview. “It’s back full-force Aftermath and I’m conjoined with Star Trak. I got this colorful movement over here where it’s beautiful music on this side [with Star Trak] — then when I need to go dark or super grown and sexy, I got Dre over here. The combination is crazy — mixed in with a Cool & Dre track and RZA track and all the sh– I been doing. The only person I’m upset I didn’t work with on this album is DJ Premier. I feel his sh– would have been perfect for this all-star producer cast that I have. One Premier track would have did me just fine. I would have murdered that sh–. But we ain’t get it in, ’cause he was doing a whole bunch of sh– for Christina Aguilera. I’m just Game. So I gotta just wait for the next album.” (MTV)
Last February, Game requested that his Twitter followers help him decide whether to lead-off the album with a Dre or Pharrell-produced track.
“R.E.D. march 23rd,” Game wrote hinting at a possible new album release date. “#nigeriangrammar I can’t get jiggy wit dis sh!t neega in the studio……… goin thru records, should the 1st single be a Pharrell or a Dr. Dre track ??? most of y’all sayin…. save the Dre tracks for the album. hmmmmm ? #tobehonest ALL THIS SH!T IS craCK !!! Dr. Dre & P. producing this album is “THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS”. Aight y’all I gotta figure this sh!t out. hit y’all in the AM.” (Game’s Twitter)
Game’s R.E.D. Album drops Tuesday, June 15th.