West Coast rapper Game appears to be a busy man these days, announcing the launch of his new record label, Rolex Records, with a fellow Dr. Dre protégé this week.
While details are still coming together, Game will helm the company alongside Stat Quo.
“I just started a new record label, Rolex Records, and we’re going to get off the ground and see if we can move,” he says. The label is a joint venture between Game and fellow rapper, Stat Quo. “He was signed to Aftermath with me in the beginning. Now we’re business partners, which is cool because he was a good friend of mine and he’s just as equally music smart so we’ll see how it goes,” says Game. (Billboard)
If all goes accordingly, the West Coast rapper plans to drop future albums through Rolex Records.
“Jesus Piece” fulfills the rapper’s contractual obligations to Interscope and it looks like he will be handling his future releases on his own terms going forward. He confirms to Billboard that he is planning to use the label as an outlet to put out his new music, adding “that is the idea behind it.” As Rolex Records is still in the beginning stages, Game says he hasn’t had much time to figure out his long-term goals for the label. “We’ve been up and running for about 30 days. We’re gonna do it big though.” He mentioned that he had just secured an office space for Rolex in Los Angeles. (Billboard)
Recently, Game claimed Maybach Music Group had an interest in signing him.
“This is my last studio album for Interscope,” Game told Sway during Wednesday’s episode of “RapFix Live.” “I talked to Ross the other day — shout-out to MMG, Wale and Meek Mill, they started off the MMG Tour in Penn State. I rocked with ‘em onstage and I was talking to Ross, and Ross was like, ‘What’s up with that last album?’ And I’m like, ‘You know, it’s the last album.’ And he was like, ‘Nah, never mind, Jimmy ain’t gon’ let you go.’ So that and talking to [Cash Money’s] Baby and [Lil Wayne] two times a week, you know, it’s cool. I kinda feel like a little free agent in the league real quick.” (MTV)
Last spring, Cash Money boss Birdman spoke on his interest in snatching up the former G-Unit member.
“Game is signed to Interscope–I don’t really know his situation. I don’t like to get into talks with other people who are signed to other labels because I wouldn’t want them n*ggas f*cking with nothing that’s mine. So I show respect to whoever they with I know that I told Game, if the time come I would love to sign Game. I think he’s a very talented artist. But right now he’s signed with Interscope, maybe he’s got another album. But when time comes, I’m gonna be there for him too.” (Complex)