While fans eagerly await Game‘s upcoming R.E.D. Album, the West Coast emcee admits an extensive delayed release date could hurt in the long-run.
In Game’s eyes, his popularity and album buzz may be time sensitive.
“If I made muthaf*ckas wait ten years for The R.E.D. Album, that sh*t would probably sell one copy, I ain’t going to lie,” Game admitted in an interview. “I don’t think I got that long. Everybody can’t be Dre. He going to do his numbers, and I ain’t taking a page out of his book. He might be the only one that could pull that off. There’s timing and label politics involved, it ain’t like you just press CDs and put them out, but my fans will be happy with the end product.” (VIBE)
Although fans have waited since summer 2009, Game recently said he is still in full control of R.E.D.‘s release date.
“The R.E.D. Album is pretty much 95 percent done,” Game explained in an interview. “Until I find a record that is just so amazing to me, and it’s next level and doesn’t sound like anything that’s out, makes me feel comfortable with it being played on the radio… I won’t give R.E.D. Album a date. At this point, it’s pretty much in my hands. I had a meeting with Jimmy Iovine and the label heads about a week ago, and they gave me the green light to pick a date when I want. The album is so classy, that I can’t sell it short with any single man. I wanna come with the right song, and make sure it’s a song that’s classic and iconic, and then we’ll know.” (Complex)
He also said producers DJ Premier and Pharrell are involved with the LP.
“I’m recording every day for no reason,” Game added. “Pharrell is executive producer and it ain’t gone change. I got Dre producing on the album, I got Premier. Like all the people I’ve wanted on one album, are on this album. I knocked out like two, three joints with Premier before I left on tour, so maybe sh*t, the end of like October, but, I’m probably gonna use one on the album. Premier sent me the joints he did. Something he don’t never do. Premier don’t send you sh*t through e-mail, but we’ve been meaning to catch up to each other and work, and he was doing some stuff with Christina Aguilera and some other things so he be everywhere. So he ended up saying, ‘I’ll just send you these joints. I made this for you.'” (Complex)
Last fall, DJ Premier spoke to SOHH about working on Game’s new album.
“Me and Game just did a banger called ‘Born In The Trap,'” Premier revealed to SOHH. “He was like, ‘Can I get another one?’ I said, ‘What, you didn’t like that one?’ He said, ‘No, no, I want to buy another one!’ I was like, ‘Sh*t yeah.’ [laughs] He said mine is the second song on the album, so, I’m about to do another one for him but the one that we already did, he said it’s going to be the second song. I’m excited about that. I know he’s been leaking out a lot of stuff but he said a lot of the stuff he’s leaking isn’t going to be on the album. I haven’t even heard anything. He knocked that sh*t out with me in one day and I mixed it the same day.” (SOHH)
Check out some recent Game footage below: