Game has been working on his highly anticipated R.E.D. Album since 2009, but he promises that it will finally be released in August. The Compton, California native revealed that his label Interscope Records confirmed with him that the consistently delayed offering will drop by the end of summer.
“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 told Billboard.com.
In anticipation of his fourth album’s release, Game has shot the video for single “Red Nation” featuring Lil Wayne, lensing the clip with director Parris in Los Angeles last month. Branding the shoot as “pandemonium,” he likens it to other iconic visuals.
“It’s like ‘Mad Max’ mixed with Nas’ ‘One Mic’ video, where there’s riots going on in the background,” he explained. “We did this thing where I’m on top of a burning car rapping, and we had some flares and a lot of fire, fireworks and all of that. It’s definitely the most fun video I’ve ever shot, and I think it’ll be the best video I’ve ever shot to date.”
UPDATE: Game confirms that his album will finally be released on August 23rd, announcing the news on his Twitter account. “#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 wrote. “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!”
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 !
UPDATE #2: Game has revealed the cover art for his upcoming album, due August 23rd.
UPDATE #3: The tracklist has been revealed for the upcoming project.
1. “Dr. Dre (Intro)”
2. “The City” feat. Kendrick Lamar
3. “Drug Test” feat. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, & Sly
4. “Martians vs. Goblins” feat. Tyler, the Creator & Lil Wayne
5. “Red Nation” feat. Lil Wayne
6. “Dr. Dre 1 (Interlude)”
7. “Good Girls Go Bad” feat. Drake
9. “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly”
10. “Heavy Artillery” feat. Rick Ross & Beanie Sigel
11. “Paramedics” feat. Young Jeezy
12. “Speakers on Blast” feat. E-40 & Big Boi
13. “Hello” feat. Lloyd
14. “All the Way Gone” feat. Mario & Wale
15. “Pot of Gold” feat. Chris Brown
16. “Dr. Dre 2 (Interlude)”
17. “All I Know” feat. Luu Breeze
18. “Born in the Trap”
19. “Mama Knows” feat. Nelly Furtado
20. “California Dream”
21. “Dr. Dre (Outro)”