News: Game Talks Pharrell Executive Producing "R.E.D." Album, "I'm Just Excited" [Video]
Saturday, Nov 28, 2009 8:30AM
Game recently talked about snagging Pharrell to executive produce his forthcoming R.E.D. Album and how their chemistry molds together in the studio.
According to Game, the duo have already knocked out seven records together.
"Pharrell is my new favorite producer," Game said in an interview. "I got a whole new respect for Pharrell and The Neptunes but especially Pharrell and how he do his thing. The way that he coach me when we're in the booth, it's like a Pat Riley to a Tim Hardaway or a Pat Riley to a Magic Johnson. The way that he let me run point guard when I go inside that booth is just crazy. And The Neptunes, people don't really understand who The Neptunes are but if you take away The Neptunes from hip-hop, you take away the color in hip-hop. You take away these new kids that are jerkin', you take away Jay-Z's 'Change Clothes,' Neptunes brought a whole new sound, a whole new aura to hip-hop and it manifested and turned into something that nobody thought would be this big, I'm just excited about being in with Pharrell man, he's my new favorite producer and we established this friendship and bond that goes beyond the music. Me and Pharrell, we did four records yesterday and three today. We recording man and I asked Pharrell if he would executive produce the album and he said 'H*ll yeah.'" (Dubcnn)
Game previously revealed tagging along Pharrell for an executive producer role earlier this month.
"The R.E.D. Album is gonna be classic, that's a promise," the rapper wrote. "Executive produced by Dr. Dre and Pharrell. The music is phenomenal." (Game's Twitter)
He recently discussed the album's overall feel and initial anticipation to drop it in late December.
"It's just Game now, I took the t-h-e off, you know what I'm saying," Game confirmed in an interview. "I'm just coastin' through, day-by-day, somebody got a script, I'ma read it, if it fits me, hopefully I'll get it. I'm just day-by-day right now. I'm strictly on the color red, I ain't going no further than that, it's gonna be the craziest album out of all four of 'em and it's the most hood album...You know how we do it under the Aftermath umbrella, it be on the low, but it will be in stores December 8th and that's how we gonna roll with it. We're putting out two singles next week..." (Hip Hollywood)
Producers Cool & Dre originally revealed details on Game's album and expressed their intent to produce the entire project last month.
"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 now slated to drop Tuesday, February 16th, 2010.
Check out Game's interview below: