News: Game Bypasses Rap Disputes For "R.E.D." Album, "I Have No Beefs & There's Nothing Holding Me Back" [Video]
Thursday, Dec 17, 2009 6:00PM
Black Wall Street leader Game has kept fans updated with the latest R.E.D. Album details by explaining what effects having no current rap beefs has had on his fourth solo project.
The West Coast rapper also described his relationship with the project's executive producer, Pharrell Williams.
"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)
He previously reflected on the music's soulful sounds.
"The R.E.D. Album is a little soulful," Game said in an interview. "It's crazy because it could be pre-Documentary, and it could be post-R.E.D. Album, like it's early and late. It's early and late, so it's just on time. If you could understand that. It's like I'm raw. Like [on] some of the songs my flow is as raw as before I got with Dre...Then the songs are so big and melodic and so music-filled that you could tell that I've been around for a while...So, you know, that's the vibe and it's soulful, but it's still right where you need it to be. It's not too sample-heavy and not just that soulful where it takes away from what I do, and it isn't gonna bore you or tire you out. This album is going to be incredible, man, and I would say it's going to be my best album." (MTV)
Game also said the project could be one of his most lyrical records to date.
"The album will be out later this year," Game said in an interview last week. "I know people say it all the time, this album re-rooted me, took me back to The Documentary days and this might be my hardest-spitting album. Can't wait to finish that, the anticipation level is through the roof. I'ma give the people what they need." (103 Jams)
Earlier this month, he revealed Justin Timberlake's involvement on the album.
"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)
The R.E.D. Album is now scheduled to drop Tuesday, February 16th, 2010.
Watch Game discussing the new album down below: