Game struck gold with his double-disc mixtape Purp & Patron, a worldwide trending topic on Twitter since its release. But the Compton native promises that the giveaway has nothing on his long-awaited R.E.D. Album.
The West Coast MC claims that his oft-delayed fourth LP will exceed any material on his mixtapes. “The mixtape shit is incredible by the fans’ choice, but I know my music and the album is 20 times better than the mixtape,” he told Rap-Up.com. “It’s just a mixtape. I had no intention that it was going to be this big of a deal, but if people are raving over this mixtape like that, then the album is nothing to play with.”
Game maintains that R.E.D. will still be executive produced by Pharrell and feature production from Dr. Dre, and that he’s only a week away from settling on an official single. “I got a couple singles picked out. I talk to the label in a week and I’ll play them the whole album and we’ll come to an agreement collectively on what we should go with,” he explained. “I got shitloads of singles for the album. So we’ll see what catches and we’ll roll with it.”
As far as collaborations, the former G-Unit rapper did reveal that Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa will make the final cut. “Oh yeah, Wiz is on the album, Chris is on the album. Pretty much everyone is on the album,” he shared. “Whoever you could think of. Except Jay-Z and 50.”
Though he wouldn’t say who else would be featured on the LP, he assures that R.E.D. will arrive in the next few months. “The album is going to be finished within the next couple of weeks so you can be looking for Interscope to get behind the single and push it and deliver a date,” he said. “The shit that’s on The R.E.D. Album is incredible.”
–Steven J. Horowitz