West Coast rapper Game recently opened up about featuring Beanie Sigel and Rick Ross on a R.E.D. Album track and said he former Roc-A-Fella star made them step up their rhymes.
Game said Beanie’s verse on “Heavy Artillery” forced them to re-write their verses.
“Me, Rick Ross and Beanie Sigel on a track called ‘Heavy Artillery,’ ” Compton’s lyrical barbarian revealed. “I’m definitely a fan of Beans. I did my verse first, sent it to them. Ross came back, and I was still comfortable with my verse. Beans came back — rewrite! [I had to] rewrite [my verse]. Sent [the track] back to Ross. Ross heard Beans: rewrite. Now we got what we need. Now everybody is on the same playing field. Beans, he sounds like he’s hungry, like he ain’t have his hair braided in six years and he ain’t ate in 10.” (MTV)
Def Jam VP of A&R Sha Money XL recently said Beanie Sigel was looking to make a rap comeback.
“Redman‘s getting ready to deliver. Method Man‘s getting ready to get started. Beanie Sigel, I had a conversation with him,” Sha revealed in an interview. “Hopefully he’ll get back over here. He’s here, but, just really getting in the mind frame like he’s getting ready to put an album out, getting right because he’s the sh*t.” (XXL Mag)
In addition to Beanie and Ross, Game has recruited Drake for his new album.
Cool & Dre were busy in the studio with The Game Wednesday, June 23rd recording a hot new track titled “Good Girl, Bad GirL” at Encore Studios in Burbank, California last week. Cool & Dre have 3 songs on the album titled “THE R.E.D. Album.” The single will feature a verse by hip-hop recording star Drake. Queen Latifah stopped by to hang with the superstars while they were recorded. (Press Release)
Despite initial plans to drop R.E.D. on August 24th, a lawsuit against Interscope Records is trying to keep the project off shelves.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the suit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that Universal Music Group broke a previous agreement with Desperado Entertainment and has been collecting publishing and royalties from the West Coast rapper’s sales, when they were only entitled to advances from record sales. The company claims that it had a large hand in turning the Compton-native into the platinum selling artist that he is today, and wants to be properly compensated. Desperado Entertainment states that it is owed royalties from the sales of previous Game albums. He has sold over five million records in his career. In addition, the law suit seeks to prevent the release of Game’s upcoming The R.E.D. Album. (XXL Mag)
Check out a recent Game interview down below: