Game Talks "The R.E.D. Album", Maturing as an Artist

Game chops it up with Complex about his upcoming 'R.E.D.' album and the gangsta's facade in hip-hop music.

In a recent interview with Complex, Game talks about the status of his highly anticipated LP The R.E.D. Album. The California rapper says that fans shouldn't be phased by the release date getting pushed back so many times. Game asserts that at the end of the day, what is important about his album is the quality, which he says it the best of his discography thus far.

"I think I should stop saying when the album is gonna be released and just say 'When it’s released, just pick it up,' man," he explained. "I think that no matter how long people wait, we’re not gonna get into a Detox situation and wait over 10 years for that. Whenever my album drops, people gonna appreciate it being pushed back as far as it’s been pushed back. Interscope be having different agendas and they want you to do the shit right. And I think people just need to understand that it’s not the artist, it has a lot to do with shipping, packaging, and getting artists the greatest look that they can get."

He added, "I swear on my kids that this is the most incredible album that I’ve ever done in my life. If I’m lying man, may God take them away and I never see them again. You know I got everything from Dr. Dre on this album. Not just the beats—he’s on the album vocally. And as far as the new hip-hop is concerned, I got the biggest kid in hip-hop on this album, which is Drake, on a really great Cool & Dre track. I got Just Blaze, Swizz Beats, Kanye, all these dope producers on this album; this album is so classic that I don’t wanna throw it away."

Game also talked about the criminal image to which he and many of his peers subscribe. He says that there's a major divide between the facts and the music, even in his own music. Yet the California emcee explains that for him, it's all a part of getting older maturing.

"We just rappers, man," he said. "It’s a lifestyle. And even if you used to chop crack you wasn’t really moving no major major fucking Pablo Escobar weight. So let’s just calm down with all that and get back to music, man. It’s a facade. And I can’t say anything except that I’m a part of it, too. There was a time where I would put 17 bullets in a glock, tie my rag around my face, and do what I had to do to survive. And now, I’m walking into Starbucks, I’m getting me some tea and I’m getting ready to do a show. It’s a long time and a long space and there’s room for a lot of change and a lot of growing up shit that happened in my career from that time ’til now."

Click here to read the full interview. 

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19 Comments

  • LOKK

    UR A BIPOLAR FUCK...GAME PUTS THAT HEAT ON UR HEAD WHILE HES FUCKIN U IN THE ASS HOMIE ALL U FOOS WANT TO HATE ON GAME BCUZ HES REAL AND HEL FUCK EVERY SINGLE ONE OF U FOOS UP TOE TO TOE AND HES SAYS IT IN HIS LYRICS ALL U FOOS THAT HATE AINT REAL AND DONT LIVED IN THE SAME HOOD AS THAT FOO BEEN IN SO ALL U FOOS ARE FAKES FUCKIN BITCHES..

  • EddieMurpphy

    The game is a bi-polar tweaked out fucc. i don't trust a word this retard says. chronic 2001 was released in the year 2001 right? fuckin retard. btw am i the only one that finds that new album cover a laugh out loud riot. wat a tortured soul. do you put that heat to your head before or after you tuck your kids in at nite? fuckin clown

  • wtf

    i agree they're just entertainers they're not really gang bangers and killers! that's all a front to sell albums to those who live those life styles or want to pretend they live that life lol cuz at the end of the day its just rap , and its not like they're killing people!

  • LOKK

    THE GAME SMASHES ON 50 AFTER ALL THOSE DISSES AND JOINTS GAME DID WHAT DID 50 DO?? SHIT IF THOSE FOOS WOULD STOP TALKING SHIT AND GO FACE TO FACE 50 WOULD GET DEMOLISHED AND HEL B SUCKING GAMES DIK BUT I WOULDNT B SUPRISE IF THE R.E.D ALBUM BECOMES A CLASSIC I MEAN CMON 50 CENT CANT SELL MORE RECORDS THAN KANYE SERIOUSLY THATS PATHETIC IF GAME NEVER DISSED 50 AND SMASHED ON HIM MIXTAPE WISE 50 WOULD BE MORE SUCCESSFUL AND PROBABLY B THE FACE OF HIPHOP BUT CUZ OF THE GAME 50 CENT IS JUS ANOTHER RAPPER NEVER WILL BE ON THE LEVEL AS PAC OR BIG

  • STFU

    This is the humble side of Game I guess which is cool, humble isn't bad. Give it 2 hours and this dude will be dissing Complex Magazine on his next joint, "684 Bars", followed by dissing G Unit and sucking 50's cock at the same time.

    • eddiemurpphy

      exactly hit the nail on the head. so glad other people see through this punk ass's facade and are sickened by this guy's bullshit. HEY GAYME eat a cock. Bieber really "breaks color boundaries" huh you fuckin faggot! No really game fucc you. why you suck that little canadien penis? just cause dre worked with him? you really tryin to impress dre that bad swinging off his nut hairs like that? just casue dre worked with him he gets the games seal of approval. you and dre are real friends huh? he respects you as a man, with all of the following you do, and the opinions you share with him huh? that's why you stuck redialing and dre at his place duckin the fone playing wii fit thinkin about his next tatoo.

    • Keep It Going

      Cosign Game don't know if he want to kill 50 or kiss him.

  • Nico 3

    At least he acknowledged the fact that this is just entertainment. Most of these dudes are family men, who probably shop at the Gap. Like Detox, just release the Red album already. If it sells, it sells. If it doesn't, big deal.

  • yauncle

    THIS IS Y I DONT LIKE GAME....HE'S ALWAYS OVERTHUGGIN AND OVERSTUNTIN....I BET THAT R.E.D ALBUM IS GARBAGE..BC IF THE LABEL SAW ANY POTENTIAL TO MAKE A DECENT PROFIT.....THE ALBUM WOULD HAVE BEEN OUT! GAME IS DOING WHATEVER IT TAKES TO STAY RELEVANT!~ IT AMAZES ME THAT PEOPLE STILL BELIEF WHAT THIS GUY SAYS SMH!

    • The Truth

      Nigga please. So, does that mean the label doesn't see Detox making any profit? Is that why it ain't out? Shut tha fuck up nigga...u dont' know shit bout what u talkin bout.

    • BWS-Fish

      how can you read that interview and claim he's "over thugging"????? He has explicitly stated its just entertainment, which is the exact opposite of what ur claiming, u stupid bitch.

    • okcboi

      U dont know him, u act like u know his history. Just shut up and keep moving

  • DC

    As long as we keep the Neptune beats to a minimum, I'll wait for this album. Game is dope, unfortunately his bi-polar disorder (yep, i think he does have it) knocks him down when people talk about the lyrical monsters of rap. Game is one of them...don't hate ya b@stards! Haha

  • dfhdfh

    OMFG DRE IS GNA BE ON IT VOCALLY? To bad whatever he spits was ghost written..most likely by game himself. I cant stand when rappers claim to b pushing mad weight its like if it were true you wouldnt of had to rap and youd be paid..

  • smitty39

    he needs to stop lying he never loaded up shit to do shit until he became a rapper, i his moves are not that of a g. saw the change of heart clip that nigga soft .he just acting now.he not bipolar like people think he flips flop because his interviews do not come from the heart he says what ever he thinks is going to make his image look good .i know this nigga is fake.but he is a decent rapper.

  • Lay

    Mr. Bipolar strikes again! LOL

  • truthenola

    you bangin on starbuck now nigga! this fool juss stupid.

  • C. West

    Im impressed with the fact that GAME acknowledges MATURITY. I've been a fan from the gate, but he lost me when he started wilding out. I was in a state of mind where I was maturing myself, and I would start to listen to Artists that are maturing as well. To hear him talking about growth and the producers and artists behind his new album is a breath of fresh air. I would really like to see him come back in the industry with a new persona, changing the communities views of him. Good Luck GAME! WEST WEST BABY!

  • dopeness

    cant wait for this RED to drop

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