News: Ryan Leslie Accepts Game's "R.E.D. Album" Challenge, "Said He Wanted A Joint I Would've Given B.I.G."

Monday, Dec 28, 2009 1:15PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Producer/Singer Ryan Leslie has announced his involvement in Game's upcoming fourth solo project, The R.E.D. Album.

Writing via his daily Twitter page, Leslie also said he was putting music together for Busta Rhymes.

"[Busta] I am cooking up a scorcher for you, big homie. I told you I got you!!!!!!!!!!!," he wrote over the weekend. "...spent extra time on this record for the @ihategame R.E.D. album. Said he wanted a joint I would've given BIG. Tall order." (Ryan Leslie's Twitter)

In addition to Leslie, Game revealed tagging along Lil Wayne protege Nicki Minaj for the album earlier this month.

"Nicki Minaj made the R.E.D. album. gone be CLASSIC," Game wrote Monday (December 14) night. "RT @THEREALCAWB: @ihategame stop f*cking ignoring my tweets if you keep niki on the album im not buying and i bought all your albums you ... @THEREALCAWB well don't buy it then f*ggot !!! no dis-respect to y'all gay folks but this n*gga might be mo h*mo than y'all." (Nicki Minaj's Twitter)

The rapper recently talked about working with pop singer Justin Timberlake for the solo project.

"Yeah, Justin Timberlake came through last night," Game revealed in an interview. "It just, the vibe changed. It went to where I could see Grammy awards. I had a really dope energy from him just being in the booth last night. Pharrell didn't call him, I don't know how he fell through but he fell through man. Two JT's in the studio at the same time and the PW, it's gonna be classic. Justin Timberlake is big sh*t man. Everybody listens to Justin Timberlake -- from little white girls from Malibu to chicks in the hood. The songs he comes out with to the features on Timbaland's album, and working with Pharrell in the past and all the way back to my little sister loving her N Sync CDs." (Rap-Up)

Earlier this month, Game explained why he felt the project could steer clear of rap confrontations.

"The R.E.D. Album has presented me the opportunity to make the type of music I've always wanted to make and I'm free," he explained in an interview. "I have no beefs and there's nothing holding me back. I'm just having fun in the studio and I'm just recording man. I'm having the time of my life. Pharrell is my best hip-hop friend to date. Working with him has been nothing short of a catastrophic portion and every day that I can get in with that cat is different." (Metro Mix)

The R.E.D. Album is now scheduled to drop Tuesday, February 16th, 2010.

Check out a recent Game interview down below:

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