West Coast rapper Game is taking a new approach to fan appreciation by offering them an opportunity to ghost write and contribute to his upcoming R.E.D. Nation album.
According to Game, a lucky winner will be featured on multiple outlets including Interscope Records’ newsletter.
“Eh yo, look, I’m looking for another verse for my single ‘Red Nation,'” Game said in a video. “I’m going to record my favorite verses on video and share it with the world. For the winner verses, your name and link will pop up during your lyrics so everyone knows your verse was pretty f*cking hot, man and I chose it and now you’re the sh*t and your friends are talking about you in school. If you ain’t in school, all the homies are talking about you in the hood and if you ain’t a n*gga around the hood then all the girls are talking about you in the salon…So basically, man, this video will be seen by millions of people all around the world and I mean millions of people are going to see this sh*t — You’ll be featured on my Facebook, Twitter, website and Interscope newsletter. Let me tell you about this Interscope newsletter. Lady Gaga be in that motherf*cker. So you already know — jump on Facebook.com/TheGame and ComptonGame.com for details. Hood luck. B*tches.” (Talent House)
A few weeks ago, Game hinted at who is on the new LP.
“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 scheduled to drop Tuesday, August 23rd.
Check out Game’s video down below: