News: The Game Reportedly Changes His Rap Alias, Preps First Single W/ Gucci Mane
Friday, Oct 23, 2009 10:20AM
The Game has reportedly dropped "The" from his name and is preparing to release a new single from his R.E.D. Album in the coming weeks.
According to new reports, details on the rapper's fourth solo project have begun to circulate online.
Dubcnn has exclusive news on Game's fourth studio album The R.E.D. Album. First off, note that the correct reference to his name is now Game, it is no longer The Game. As for the album, the release date is currently set for December 8, but there is a chance that it may slip by one week. You can expect the first street single from the album as early as next week. The track is called "Crazy" and features Gucci Mane with production by Timbaland. The first mainstream single from the album will be serviced next week also. It is entitled "L.A. Girl" and features Chris Brown. The track was produced by Pharrell. Other guest appearances on the album include Akon, Diddy, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross and Beanie Sigel. The rest of the production was handled by Akon, Pollow da Don, Cool & Dre and DJ Khalil. (Dubcnn)
Writing via Twitter, Game hinted at joining forces with one-time mentor Dr. Dre's Aftermath Records earlier this month.
"R.E.D. album soon, wrappin this mothaf#$%@ up in 30 days ! Jimmy Iovine told me to tell ya when this sh!t drop, Merry X-Mas ! BWS/Aftermath," he wrote Monday (October 12). "& shout out to my new labelmate "Diddy" ! Welcome to the Ice House homie. goodlookin for your contribution to R.E.D. anybody know a street nigga from LA that can just rap like a mothaf#$%@ ??? I'm signin me a nigga today. where you at ??? holla RT !!!!" (The Game's Twitter)
Snoop Dogg recently spoke on reuniting Game and Dre for the long-awaited Detox album.
"Yeah, actually, we working on the Detox album right now," Snoop revealed in an interview. "Actually, me and Dr. Dre and D.O.C. and Stat Quo, we in there every day trying to go hard, I came and called Game up so he could come and be a part of this particular record that Dre had that was needing his vocals and needed his assistance on. We just trying to bring it all back together again. One thing about me, I've always been known to bring people together to solidify relationship. It's about what we can do, not what we did. So we doing some things to try and bring this movement back, so that's what this picture was about. It was about symbolizing the West Coast movement..." (Big Boy's Neighborhood)
Producers Cool & Dre revealed new details on Game's album and expressed their intent to produce the entire project.
"It's a f*cking great experience working with The Game," Dre said agreeing with Cool. "To know that you have someone that you consider family and the music you guys make goes, every time. Every time, it's just a great chemistry. Like 'Hate It Or Love It,' it went huge. Our first number one record of our career. 'My Life,' Top 10. 'Big Dreams,' a record that didn't get no push, f*cking charted. He's dope, the new album is so retarded. We did some sh*t, we're going up there this week. We did a couple new records. We're trying to completely f*cking produce the whole thing, but you know, it's tough. People will step up their level of sh*t for Game. So you know, it's dope because it forces us to step it up...It's dope because he goes in there and writes a f*cking classic record. You know what makes Game dope? He respects the art form, he loves hip-hop so much. Like he respects classic records." (Jessie Maguire)
The R.E.D. Album is slated to hit shelves December 2009.
Check out Cool & Dre speaking on The Game's new album below: