West Coast rapper Game has addressed his long-delayed R.E.D. Album by telling fans to stop complaining about its constant push backs and how release date changes are all a part of the music industry.
Along with discussing the delay, Game revealed a few features on the album.
“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 revealed 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)
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)
Game’s R.E.D. Album will hit stores Tuesday, August 23rd.
Check out some recent Game footage down below: