News: Game Puts 'R.E.D.' Dot On Final Release Date, "It Will Not Be Pushed Back Any More Than That"
Friday, May 6, 2011 11:45AM
West Coast rapper Game has said enough is enough and after nearly a two-year delay, revealed the final release date for his long-awaited R.E.D. Album.
Game said his new solo project will hit stores no later than this summer.
Game released "Purp & Patron," a 29-track mixtape, last January, but says that his fans' focus remains on the release of "R.E.D. Album," which has been pushed back for over a year. "I had a meeting with [Interscope head] Jimmy Iovine last week, and he told me the album was slated for the end of the summer, and it will not be pushed back any more than that. So we're looking towards late August," he says. (Billboard)
Last month, Game said his LP was still awaiting Dr. Dre's contributions.
"[The] release date [is] probably late July or early August, man. I'll let [producer] Jimmy Iovine put that red paint on the calendar and give us a specific date," the Game said. "All I know is that the album is almost finished. Dre is finishing up Detox and then he going to help me finish up mine. I'm like 90, 95 percent done. Just waiting on Dre to finish his project and then come on over and lend his ear and probably mix a couple of songs, especially the ones that he did, and we're going to see it in stores." (MTV)
He recently cited his unreleased project as album of the year worthy.
"The 'R.E.D.' album is going to remind everybody of what hip-hop is supposed to be in its prime," says Game. "The 'R.E.D.' album will be the best album this year hands down. There's nobody putting out an album this year that will even be able to compete with the skill level-- the bar is gonna be set after this album drops. I guarantee it now from start to finish." (Billboard)
Earlier the same month, Game said he sat down and discussed his album with Interscope Records CEO Jimmy Iovine.
"Inna meeting with Jimmy Iovine & he confirmed R.E.D. album is a "GO" !!!! He also asked that yall stop sending him DEATH THREATS now ha ha," Game tweeted March 3rd. (Game's Twitter)
Check out some recent Game footage down below: