News: Game Wants Lady Gaga For "R.E.D." Album, "It'll Be Monumental For The State Of Music"
Tuesday, Jan 5, 2010 10:15AM
West Coast rapper Game has opened up about wanting to gain a more pop feel for his upcoming R.E.D. Album by trying to get a collaboration with music superstar Lady Gaga.
According to Game, he feels a joint record with his fellow Interscope labelmate would be ground-breaking for the music industry.
"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)
Writing through his popular Twitter page, Ryan Leslie announced his involvement on Game's album.
"[Busta Rhymes] 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 last 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)
Producer Scoop Deville recently spoke on working on Game's new album.
"[I'm] working in the lab with Game," the West Coast producer said in an interview. "We did a record called 'Gangs in New York' with Jim Jones and Jadakiss." (Rap-Up)
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)
The R.E.D. Album is now scheduled to drop Tuesday, February 16th, 2010.
Check out a recent Game interview down below: