Game has revealed the title of his upcoming fifth album.
During an interview with XXLMag.com, the Compton, California rapper announced that the follow up to The R.E.D. Album will be called F.I.V.E.: Fear Is Victory’s Evolution, inspired by the feeling that comes with confronting fears.
“The meaning behind that is like—me as a rapper, you as a journalist, Kobe as a basketball player—you gotta be afraid to do something, or have those butterflies in your stomach,” he said. “We all get that feeling. Before you did your first interview, you probably was like, ‘Damn, I don’t want to ask the wrong questions. I want to do this right.’ Me, before I wrote my first rap, or the first time I was in the booth. Fear. But then fear is victory’s evolution. After a while, you become a dope journalist, I become a dope rapper, Kobe is Kobe. You achieve and you pass over that fear. Now it ain’t fear; it’s just victory. It’s victory of all.”
With imminent plans to release his video for “The City” featuring Kendrick Lamar, Chuck Taylor is says that F.I.V.E., which is currently without a release date, could very well be his last album for Interscope Records. Though he hasn’t confirmed his departure, he says that he would sign with anyone who was willing to compensate accordingly.
“Jimmy Iovine is, shit, probably weeks out from opening the budget for my fifth album,” he continued. “And then once I do this F.I.V.E. album, it might be a wrap. We’ll see. I know somebody going to give me some millions before I do anything. I see myself getting a lot of money to carry out the remaining time in my career. It don’t really matter where it’s at—it’s just the imprint on the back of the album.”
Read the full interview at XXLMag.com.