News: Game Takes Dr. Dre's Advice On Posing For Photos, "If I Don't Feel Comfortable, I'm Not Doing It"

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 12:30PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Former Aftermath Records recording artist Game recently discussed how talking with veteran producer Dr. Dre helped him alter his rap image.

Game believes he has matured from his early days as an emcee.

"I spent somewhere between $750 grand and a million dollars on jewelry in the beginning of my career. Which now I look up and I don't have any of it. It's been given to my friends, and my homies wear all the chains," he explained in an interview. "It's a false reality and that's something that I want to detach myself from...I used to always wonder why [Dr. Dre] would make one face [during photo shoots]. He wouldn't change it. He wouldn't smile. He wouldn't turn profile. It [would] just be straight on. If you saw Dr. Dre in pictures, it's always straight up. It's the same facial expression. And I asked, 'Yo, why do you do that?' and he said, 'It's the only way I like to see myself ... When the magazine cover comes back or the album comes back and when someone is taking pictures and I see it, it's the only way I like to see myself.' You think [Dre is] being rude, but he just knows. So after that, you know, if I don't feel comfortable doing it, I'm not doing it. And, at the end of day, I have to be happy with it. I mean, the photographer's taking pictures, you guys got a magazine to sell, but I've gotta be comfortable with who I am." (Rolling Out Magazine)

Last November, Game revealed his return to working with Dre.

"R.E.D., I'm just painting the whole world red," Game promised in an interview with DJ Green Lantern. "It's basically the re-dedication, it's my most hood and street album since The Documentary so it's basically being rededicated to my fans, my family, my kids, my block, my hood. Like, hip-hop, the R.E.D. Album is gonna be crazy. I'm back in with Dre everyday going hard in the studio doing the little stuff, working on Detox with him and he's working on The R.E.D. Album with me. It's just, we got a good feeling out here...I did my last two albums without Dre and even though, I just did it on my own man. When I talked to him, he [was like] I've been doing a good job and he took a listen and I did my thing. I learned well, my time at Aftermath was spent well, so getting back in, that old feeling came back. The chemistry is crazy, I got a lot of love for that dude and that's why I never really disrespected him or really went at Aftermath, I only did what I had to do to survive man, but I got love for dude and we back in grindin' man." (That's Hip Hop)

Earlier this month, Game said he wanted to collaborate with pop singer Lady Gaga.

"I'm trying to get [Interscope co-founder and chairman] Jimmy Iovine to throw me in the studio with Lady Gaga," he explained in an interview. "She's a rebel, and I go against the grain every day, so, if it happens, it'll be monumental for the state of music...Dre and I have always been on the same team, I've just been too wild for him at times. He's older and legendary and he's been through enough drama in his career and doesn't have to jump into my drama. So, I understood that and why he pulled back." (ABC News)

Game's R.E.D. Album was recently delayed through March 2010.

"BAD NEWS: This just in.. The R.E.D. Album just got pushed back again to MARCH 23RD !!! gotta finish my community service before I can travel," he wrote over the weekend. "The judge told my lawyer & my P.O. I can't travel or do any out of state promo until I finish my community service... aint that a b*tch ! Good news: I'll be done with my community service in just 200 more hours ha ha ha i wonder if spending 10 hours a day on twittercounts towards my "community service" ??? then I'd be finished by Jan. 29th ha ha & I was "INNOCENT" anyway !!! I aint pull no gun out on nobody........ STOP SNITCHIN !!! #imtiredof cleanin up on the side of the freeway anyway !" (Game's Twitter)

Check out a recent Game interview below:

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