This past weekend, Game announced that he was already working on the follow-up to The R.E.D. Album, due in stores tomorrow (August 23rd), with 1500 or Nothin’ producer Mars. According to the beatsmith, the Compton, California native is taking a different approach with his fifth and final album for Interscope Records, explaining that the LP will be devoid of guest features and name-dropping in Game’s rhymes.
“Me and Game was in the studio yesterday,” Mars told MTV’s Mixtape Daily. “We did two songs. That’s coming along crazy. We’re going to have no features: It’s just him rapping. No name dropping, no little things people say is cliché about Game. It’s just putting on the boxing gloves and going for what we know.”
Mars, known for his previous production work with T.I. and Nelly, also serves as executive producer on R.E.D., an honor that he didn’t see coming. He says that he was given the title because of “[Game] seeing that it wasn’t about trying to get however many songs or just going up there and sending beats and just leave like other producers would. I just wanted to be there every day to make sure there’s input,” he continued. “Even if it was songs I didn’t produce, I made sure I was vocal about it. He respected different things I would suggest.”