West Coast rapper Game has finally delivered up to eager fans’ expectations by announcing plans to drop his long-awaited R.E.D. Album in late August.
Game said the release date was green lighted by Interscope Records CEO Jimmy Iovine.
“#alliwantis for my fans to know that the R.E.D. album will be in-stores AUGUST 23rd !!! Thanks for the continuous love & support. #REDnation,” he tweeted Wednesday (May 17).
“Just got off a conference call with Jimmy Iovine & @interscope . Aug 23rd is the release date & it’s like a FAT GIRL….. It won’t move !” (Game’s Twitter)
Earlier this month, Game promised to put the project out no later than August.
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)
In April, 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)
Game’s R.E.D. Album will hit stores Tuesday, August 23rd.
Check out some recent Game footage down below: