News: Game Reveals "R.E.D." Follow-Up Title, Leans Toward Leaving Interscope Records

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012 5:09PM

Written by Rosario Harper

West Coast rapper Game is gearing up for his fifth, and potentially last, album through Interscope Records, revealing it will be titled F.I.V.E: Fear Is Victory's Evolution.

Explaining his album name's inspiration, Game stressed an emphasis on the fear factor.

"The meaning behind that is like--me as a rapper, you as a journalist, Kobe [Bryant] as a basketball player--you gotta be afraid to do something, or have those butterflies in your stomach," he explained in an interview. "We all get that feeling. ... Me, before I wrote my first rap, or the first time I was in the booth. Fear. But then fear is victory's evolution. After a while -- I become a dope rapper, Kobe is Kobe. You achieve and you pass over that fear. Now it ain't fear; it's just victory. It's victory of all." (XXL Mag)

The West Coast rapper also hinted at the next LP possibly being his final run with Interscope Records.

"[Interscope Records head] Jimmy Iovine is, sh*t, probably weeks out from opening the budget for my fifth album," Game added. "And then once I do this F.I.V.E. album, it might be a wrap. We'll see. I know somebody going to give me some millions before I do anything. I see myself getting a lot of money to carry out the remaining time in my career. It don't really matter where it's at--it's just the imprint on the back of the album." (XXL Mag)

Last summer, the former G-Unit member also contemplated life after Interscope.

"You know Interscope/Aftermath, that's my label and I'ma hold it down for them forever," Game said. "I've been there for four albums, and I've got one more album before I'm a free agent. We're gonna try and turn that one around real quick, then I'll make the executive decision on what I'll do with the rest of my career. I might get into acting, I might go over to Cash Money. You never know." ("106 & Park")

In August, Game's R.E.D. Album debuted atop its competition.

Leading the pack this week is Game's R.E.D. Album which debuted at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the West Coast rapper's latest solo offering has sold 97,900 records in its opening week. (SOHH Sales Wrap)

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