New album releases from Game and Diddy have reportedly been pushed back and will now compete against one another in late June.
According to new reports, both projects will be released on June 29th.
Game’s R.E.D. Album moves back two weeks from its original June 15 date, Rap-Up.com has learned. The disc, featuring the singles “Shake,” “It Must Be Me,” and the Justin Timberlake collaboration “Ain’t No Doubt About It,” will now arrive on June 29. Diddy-Dirty Money‘s Last Train to Paris will pull into the station a week later than expected on June 29, the same day as Game. Other June 29 releases include Rick Ross‘ Teflon Don and M.I.A.‘s third album. (Rap-Up)
Producer Rico Love recently spoke with SOHH about helping produce Diddy’s new album.
“I did a few records on the album,” Rico told SOHH. “I was in New York, Puff flew me out. I was just in [Daddy’s House studio] vibing. I came across the beat that Danja sent me. I don’t write anything down usually the first line that I hear in my head is the keeper. I went in the booth and I heard “hello, good morning.’ It was so quick, it was so fast. It’s still unbelievable. I grew up really looking up to him. People have misconceptions about Puff [but] he kept his word. He said, ‘I’m gonna make sure you get your look.’ He called me for the video. He didn’t have to show the love that he does.” (SOHH)
Game previously talked about competing on June 15th with Drake’s debut album.
“Nah man, it’s just a package deal, you should go and support hip-hop, go get Thank Me Later and go grab R.E.D. and you good,” Game said in an interview. “You know you’re good, then the next week you come back and buy Eminem, great. June is gonna be a big month. So no, it’s no competition. Everything don’t gotta be a competition and we’re not even the same type of [artist,] we’re not in the same lane. I respect what he does and I talked to him before, he’s a fan of mine so we’ll just keep it like that and put it out, people will go and buy them and who cares who’s number one, number two, it don’t make no sense to me because I’ve been around and sold millions of records already. I have nothing else to prove.” (Rap-Up TV)
Earlier this year, Game said he would be open to collaborating with pop star 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)
Check out Rico Love speaking on Diddy’s new album down below: