West Coast rapper Game has opened up about his forthcoming R.E.D. Album and revealed the concept behind the track set to feature Lupe Fiasco.
According to Game, their “Skate On” collaboration draws inspiration from Fiasco’s hobby of choice.
“Lupe skates and I thought it would be cool to kind of take that and make it reverse psychology,” Game tells Rap-Up TV. “You know when some bullshit’s about to jump off and somebody’s like, ‘Yo, I think we better skate?’ It’s kinda like that. … Lupe kicks this 20-bar verse that’s like crazy.” (Rap-Up TV)
In early June, Game discussed what guest appearances fans could expect to hear on the forthcoming project.
“The album changes, the dates change, the climate changes,Interscope changed and went in another direction for a minute and then they come back,” Game explained in an interview. “It’s just the business; sh*t gets pushed back. Either wait for it or don’t buy it. I don’t give a f*ck. I never beg anybody to buy my albums…I think the people will appreciate the collaborations. Dr. Dre is actually rapping on this album. This is the first album that I’ve ever dropped where I have Dr. Dre’s voice actually on the album. Features range from Snoop Dogg to Pharrell to Wiz [Khalifa] to Trey Songz to Chris Brown, and Drake’s on the album. I got a good cast of all-stars.” (VIBE)
Last month, Game announced the latest release date following a conversation with 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)
A few weeks ago, 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)
The R.E.D. Album is slated to drop Tuesday, August 23rd.
Check out Game speaking on his Lupe Fiasco collaboration down below: