Game Announces Fifth Album Title, Contemplates Leaving Interscope Records

Game says that his next LP could be his last for Interscope.

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.

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129 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Game should sign back to Aftermath, him and Dre had great chemistry on his first album and it got messed up with the whole G-Unit situation.

  • Anonymous

    Plan A: YMCMB - Plan B: MMG Anyway, one more wack album and his career is over.

  • Anonymous

    Is he still doing the "no name-drop, no feature" challenge?

  • Milehighkid303

    It's a diss from "It's Simple" n sorry bruh those are the lyrics. Besides you're a Game fan it's natural for that verse to rub you wrong. BTW the guy can write, BUT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE IN "RAP" the guy is a FRAUD and has been exposed time and time again. See his butterfly yay for proof, the guy is WEAK. And your explanation to defend his name dropping as some sort of lyricism was an extremely feeble attempt at hilarity. Move on bruh this guys best fucking album bad 50 and Dres prints all over it. Oh n I got a boy who lived on Crenshaw when Mr. Jayceon Taylor was "coming up" the guy is a freaking pop tart and his cousin can vouch. NEEEEEEEEEXXXXXXXT!

  • Anonymous

    GAME WILL BE A MAYBACH MUSIC GROUP AND IT WILL SAVE HIM MARK MY WORDS AND WITH ROSS BEHIND HIM GAME WILL DROP HIS BEST ALBUM SENSE HIS 1ST ALBUM

  • Anonymous

    "you gotta be afraid to do something, or have those butterflies in your stomach, Or in this case, butterflies on your face, was AFRAID of criticism you would get for the love of your grandma, so you put LA on your face. "Well see. I know somebody going to give me some millions before I do anything. " WINK WINK @ Baby since he signed Limp Bizkit. Ha...

  • Anonymous

    ONCE A MAJOR ARTIST FLOPS ITS OVER WAKE UP GAME YOU ARE DONE YOU GONNA BE STAYING AT YOUNG BUCKS CRIB

  • Envy

    This is gonna be dope...Game never lets you down when it comes to albums

  • Anonymous

    GAME WILL GO TO KOCH OR SUAVE HOUSE NO MAJOR LABELS FOR HIM

  • Anonymous

    YOU ACT LIKE GAME IS A FREE AGENT LIKE HE JUST SOLD 5 MIL ON HIS DEBUT ALBUM AND NOW HE ABOUT TO BLOW UP NO!!! HE IS ON A MAJOR AND JUST FLOPPED HARD WITH THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY ON HIS ALBUM.

  • Anonymous

    NO MAJOR LABEL IS GONNA PUT MILLIONS BEHIND GAME ITS OVER FOR HIM NO OTHER LABEL WANTS HIM

  • Anonymous

    he act like he a hot rapper its over for him.cash money dont even want him they got tyga flopping hell no they wont add game to the roster

  • BMSKE DFF

    SOMEone hand this guy some soap and water...hes officialy WASHED UP.........

    • Anonymous

      ^ This nigga don't even know shit about business, or else he'd know that the budget can't exceed the profit. If it did, the profit wouldn't even exist.

    • Anonymous

      The budget for R.E.D. >>> the profit.

    • Anonymous

      red did what? hell no you dont know what the hell you talkin about red made no money at all how did game recoup that money?

    • dddddddd

      officially washed up?the nigga got interscope money.RED made iovine even richer.knowing that,the game is playing hardball.you want the nigga to fall when you read 50 cent tweets.50 cant even get a call back from iovine haha voicemail!

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  • ItsTheReal

    You had everybody in the music industry and their momma on your last album and it still did 90k in the first week. Fall back nigga.

  • Anonymous

    Soundtrack to Chaos >>>>>>> this. He should leave that acronym shit to real clever people like One Be Lo.

  • Mr. West

    Wow ya'll some Dumb Mofos. Evolution means to change forward not to Devolve backwards. I know how it sounds, but like many of dudes raps, you actually have to think about it. Really listen and think, its not just a name, he want you to think about the process of facing fears and overcoming and achieving victory. Game uses this a lot in his rhymes when he is accused of just random name dropping. It always has a second/double meaning tied to it. If any of you know how word association works in the mind then you know what I'm talking bout. Also all you calling R.E.D. trash, how many of you actually bought it or any albums that dropped in 2011? I come from a time when if you paid almost $20.00 bucks for 1 cd, you where going to bump that shit yr round and beyond. And you wasnt fucking with no artist ya wasnt feeling, cuz dropping that DUB on a trash album really hurt. "I let my tape rock till my tape popped" That's what Biggie was talking bout. whatever mixtape you young haters DL next actually listen to the music give it a chance to grow on ya listen to the info between the lines. If its not super catchy off the bat, it means it aint Commercial crap like WTT or C4(I own both not DL for free). Dont get me wrong they bumps but there aint much to it, its empty calories.

    • Hurricane Game

      lmaooo,best commment for this so far, eveything u stated is 100% true, and i also own C4, i dwnloaded it for free and bumped it for 2 days, shit had no substance thought of buying WTT last week or the week b4 because amazon had it for 4.99, and i said it was a waste, and i didnt want the regular version if i was going to buy it, i wld get deluxe, but that was like 11 something, so i said fuck it and bought 2001, West Coast!

  • milehighkid303

    "Here's a little story I would like to tell about a certain individual perpetrating like hell, well, you see him round immitating legends, tough AS HELL on his records but terrified of my presence, I'm tickled cause his rap career only last a COUPLE SECONDS , begging for attention dropping a name in every sentence, a Lil slim punk from the other side of the water, there's the target intended for the slaughter so call ya lawyer, I'll get up on you, your enimes are rich, now think about it, you can't even control your bitch, these industry fucks don't want no drama, nigga respect me like an old timer, like Osama, Imma keep my composure for I burn that nigga, radio rapper Howard Stern ass nigga, imma be on top of you with or with no hit, cos im so slick ask the niggas u roll with...." -Banks

    • Milehighkid303

      It's a diss from "It's Simple" n sorry bruh those are the lyrics. Besides you're a Game fan it's natural for that verse to rub you wrong. BTW the guy can write, BUT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE IN "RAP" the guy is a FRAUD and has been exposed time and time again. See his butterfly yay for proof, the guy is WEAK. And your explanation to defend his name dropping as some sort of lyricism was an extremely feeble attempt at hilarity. Move on bruh this guys best fucking album bad 50 and Dres prints all over it. Oh n I got a boy who lived on Crenshaw when Mr. Jayceon Taylor was "coming up" the guy is a freaking pop tart and his cousin can vouch. NEXT.

    • Mr. West

      That made no sense the term "other side of the water" is used when referencing Europe I.E. the other side of the pound, across the pool. Game comes from the other side of the country or opposite cost.

  • jr88

    i dont see interscope paying millions for game...its not because he isnt dope but because records are not selling anymore...

  • Anonymous

    he said he was gonna leave after r.e.d. too.... i'll believe it when it happens

  • oh shit

    He said dat no features in his 5th album Now, he changed da title of his 5th so he thought dat no features would be hard But whether or not, I will buy it

  • what

    Soundtrack 2 Chaos, wasnt it ?

  • lego

    F.I.V.E. 1) for 5th album 2) 5 is the number for bloods 3) fear is victories evolution ________________________________ I'm buying. game always delivers.

  • Anonymous

    gonna be a dope album cant wait.

  • Jus sayin

    @fish just to further your point just a quote from a legend 'I moved outta the ghetto so I ain't real now?' - 2pac Other than that I listened to red fully and the majority of the album was lackluster in my opinion but honestly after his first and second albums he fell off just tryin to salvage what little career he had left because tho he smashed 50 lyrically 50 is a business man and fucked game over along with buck anyway if game stopped tryin to please the fans and did his thing he would make a great album in my opinion again I just can't really feel what he's sayin because to me (mind you this is all my opinion) he's like canibus a great lyricist but too worried about beef or making sure the fans are happy and we usually aren't (like a lot of great artists are programmed todo nowadays) I hope he is successful on his ventures and that he does leave interscope but ends up on a label with a tight budget so he can focus on his material and rhymes like banks did with hfm2 Just sayin stick to ya roots man

  • Anonymous

    I'm a fan of Game but that album title is ass. Come up with something better and change it... and for the love of god, learn your lesson from R.E.D.: no more features and don't front-load then dilute the album with too many useless tracks. And get a better executive producer, Mars did okay (not really) but R.E.D. was truly mediocre-to-terrible. Get a Detox leftover or two, get one Dre-produced joint this time, and don't lie for an entire year about how Dre and Pharrell is executive producing and you're reunited with Aftermath. That set expectations too high for shit that never happened. I still think Game is dope, all the hate thrown at him comes from people who are obsessed with the things he does beyond the actual music. I don't listen to Game because I think he's an authentic Blood, level-headed, or makes a great role model for kids, I fuck with his albums because I think they're good music. Too many people on some TMZ shit making judgments and not paying attention to the actual music.

  • amp

    u no an artist out of ideas when he names his album a number, like ice t - VI or cypress hill - IV or too short - album number 10...

  • Anonymous

    WELL THIS IS A MUST SEE http://youtu.be/OxVBn0zi6pw?hd=1

  • Anonymous

    "Chuck Taylor is says" Really??? Crappy grammar, sir. You guys need a new editor if people can easily catch the shitty grammar.

  • Based

    Basedgod already ended Game's career.

  • Swag

    Game is irrelevant. BASEDGOD!!

  • rise and shine

    i was waiting for the red album for years, i thought it was going to be sick. it wasnt, its games 'kingdom come' album. his first and second album will always be nice albums. but i cant see this f.i.v.e shit being any good. retire game, peace

  • Ashmulaa

    Game your a dope rapper but your contradicting yourself your album title says victory turns to fear not vice versa. i get what he trying to do, 5th album, 5 as in blood gang related. but what he said is retarded

  • Darrell Williams

    The game sucks and is a fag

  • Anonymous

    never sign anyone with a face tatoo. theyre gonna come up with dumb shit like this

  • jesterxxl

    Watch Game end up at Dead Jam (it hurts me to call it that but I'ma call it how I see it) & what the fuck happend to 'Soundtrack to Chaos' I was buzzin bout that title!!!

  • Kendrick Lamar >>>>> Game

    Game is faker than Nicki Minaj's ass. Always talkin bout being in the hood, when in reality, he's chillin in a multi-million dollar mansion. Plus, this album title is gay af

    • Anonymous

      WHAT IS BWS? A FAKE LABEL

    • Anonymous

      By your logic, living in a million dollar house erases the life he had before? I guess he can't talk about his memories and experiences? ''I don't be in the project hallway talkin bout how I be in the projects all day.''

    • Fish

      So u think he should spend his whole life struggling in the ghetto, become a millionaire and STAY in the ghetto???? That, my retarded little friend, is called hustling backwards. Now fuck off and read an article about drake or officer ricky. BWS > G-Unot

    • fffee@hotmail.com

      That's EVERY rapper though. Dude does be in the hood too though so what you said was not factual.

  • SiinceBirf

    He has ALOT to blame on himself though. Notice that the mainstream audience lost interest in him after his first album really but what kept him somewhat afloat was his core fanbase but even alot of his core fanbase has left him. He just does and says way too much dumb shit, feels way too gimmicky and not authentic with anything he does or says, could be a better rapper but chooses to do shit that he thinks ppl want or will get him more press and shit like that. Dude had potential but dude is just too dumb. That arrogance he's walking with now ain't even believable and it's a mask he puts on to hide that he's really not doing good. His career has literally gone down the drain in just a few years and NOW he does the most bragging about how much $ he spends on materialistic things, Tthink about it.. And the title is backwards..only Game..he tries way too hard and end up looking stupid.

    • Anonymous

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    • The Ghetto Deer

      #Realtalk

  • Booba

    i just farted out of my poopy vagina.

  • YESSIR

    YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS GAME COME ON DOWN TO THAT YMCMB MMG MOVEMENT. BIRDMAN AND ROSS GOT THE MONEY WE GOING TO PUT U BACK IN THE SPOT LIGHT RED ALBUM WAS FIRE MY NIGGA 13 LETTERS YMCMB OVOXO MMG

  • Mike

    5th album and it loosk like he's leaving Interscope for good....moving onto YMCMB i guess.I feel Game should stay on Interscopes label it makes him a better man to be by himself and not just doing it for money instead music. FIVE is an ight title but he slightly messed it up I feel soundtrack to chaos was a better title. As far as singing to a label I can see him siging with ROC NATION!

    • NOSIR

      So what cousin YESSIR J.Cole came out atleast and that's all that matters besides J.Cole's sideline story album went Gold and was better than The Game's R.E.D album I don't care what ya'll say about J.cole's album go ahead say it was a weed plate cause u know it wasn't u can't sell well over 500,000 certified Gold strong and be a weed plate that just crazy stupid talk

    • HipHopDX

      YESSIR, you are officially the biggest faggot on our website

    • jay

      Where the fuck is jay electronica truth. but in reality Roc Nation >>>> YMCMB

    • YESSIR

      HE IS NOT SIGNING TO THE CAMEL LLOK HOW LONG IT TOOK J COLE TO COME OUT WHERE IS JAE ELECTRONICA?

    • THUG LIFE

      if he sigh with jay then game should not be left alone with him he might rape B and jay

  • blu

    HNIC 1 & 2 > YOLO n FIVE combined

  • Anonymous

    sigh...if and when this comes out (i'm thinking 2013 or later) the title would've changed multiple times, and it won't be worth it.

  • Nico 3

    Realistically, where does he expect to go? Maybe Cash Money. E1. I'll give Game this. He doesn't stop making music, but the system is rigged now. Unless Jimmy Lovine knows without a doubt you can sell 1-2 million in a recession, or factoring in downloading, your call is being put on hold all day.

  • Anonymous

    The title is iight, but i like the original title he came out with in september: Soundtrack to Chaos

  • Psycho412

    (Directed at BLUE)

  • Hello

    Go back to school and take a few spelling and writing classes. Moron ghetto trash.

  • Anonymous

    jimmy might just shelve this guy and he wont be making money there or anywhere else. he should watch his mouth. jimmy iovine is a reptile, cold blooded and cut throat. dont plan ahead when slavemaster iovine is on watch. he likes his monkeys muzzled in a cage. no way game is in the black after the red album, that album marked a loss for sure. the red album put him in the red at interscope, how fitting. make west coast bangers and keep it zipped game. guy is a clown but he makes great music when hes focused.

  • rn506

    If it's nothing but an imprint, why is it mentioned 500000000 times on your songs? 20 years from now some kid listens to a Game album for the first time he's not thinking it's just a imprint...lol..clown. release date for this album??? 2015

  • BLUE

    FAKE GANGBANGERS DO DAT TYPE OF SHIT... FIVE?!..CMON SON U TRYIN TOO HARD! U FUCCIN CARTOON CHARACTER . DIS MA FUCCA FAKE AS FUCC! n da fuccas dat believe wayne/ross/doja real ga damn u stoopid as fucc! or u just as fake. dont come to da chi wit dat five shit u will get popped real quicc FUCC OUTTTA HURR ! BURN 1!

  • BLUE

    FAKE GANGBANGERS DO DAT TYPE OF SHIT... FIVE..CMON SON U TRYIN TO HARD! U FUCCIN CARTOON CHARACTER . DIS MA FUCCA FAKE AS FUCC! n da fuccas dat believe wayne/ross/doja real ga damn u stoopid as fucc! or u just as fake. dont come to da chi wit dat five shit u will get popped real quicc

  • Anonymous

    He's gonna end up on the cash money hasbeen roster with Busta Rhymes, Mystikal & Limp Bizkit

    • Anonymous

      HAHA! They should make a specific sub label for these fools. SMH, Busta used to shake up the rap game, was a boss, now he's back to being a soldier.

  • Anonymous

    Smh that title sounds dumb ass hell just another shitty sub par album with lil wayne and chris brown features!!

  • jg

    R.E.D. was a dope album with amazing features, but it didnt sell. Obv the mianstream audience has lost interest in Game, so why would Interscope give him "millions" to budget for his next album? They are going to spend even less on features and production because it'll probly sell even Less than R.E.D. I feel sorry for Game tho, the guy drops 2 amazing mixtapes and one of the best albums of the year and nobody shows no interest.

    • SinceBirth

      He has ALOT to blame on himself though. Notice that the mainstream audience lost interest in him after his first album really but what kept him somewhat afloat was his core fanbase but even alot of his core fanbase has left him. He just does and says way too much dumb shit, feels way too gimmicky and not authentic with anything he does or says, could be a better rapper but chooses to do shit that he thinks ppl want or will get him more press and shit like that. Dude had potential but dude is just too dumb. That arrogance he's walking with now ain't even believable and it's a mask he puts on to hide that he's really not doing good. His career has literally gone down the drain in just a few years and NOW he does the most bragging about how much $ he spends on materialistic things? Think about it..

    • J

      Welcome to Hip-Hop

    • dockevoc

      RED didn't sell because it was really, really bad

  • Pat

    this is a marketing tactic to get interscope to sign him again

  • Usher

    Game is irrelevant as fuck right now. This is his last chance to get some credibility back before he ends up with Cash Money.

  • Anonymous

    LMAO. Dude is one of the dumbest rappers ever. It should be victory is fear's evolution.

    • Anonymous

      YEah dude but its all about the acronym. OBviously calling it FIVE will make it sell millions and its soo catchy..... Game seems so stupid sometimes

    • LOLROFL

      LMAO same thing i said lol. Dude has been on Twitter too much cuz that's where he be coming up with all these corny ass shits like L.O.V.E. and shit that gets all the dumb ass females to retweet him. Dude is a lame.

    • NONO

      Yea, the fact that nobody has told him by now, might be a sign that he's surrounded by YES men. Dumbest album title ever.

    • Anonymous

      The explanation made it even worse. LOL. This nigga sounded like he just had the greatest idea of his career.

    • ItsTheTruth

      Lol yea. And now all Game fans are gonna be running around saying that shit like it's deep or something. IDK what's worse, this backwards ass album title, or Crooked I's misspelled slaughterhouse tattoo.

  • Wiz Khalifa

    F.I.V.E. and O.N.I.F.C., wackest shit of the year! Me and you Game, lets collab!

    • gettin cold

      @GoReadABook umm theres no way he can make another Documentary becuz 50 wrote half of it....n that was when he was in the zone with his pen game. Game rode the gunot campaign to the ground, sounded like a carbon copy of many rappers on RED. to his super duper fans/stans, can yall please tell me (a rational hip hop listener) what Game genuinely has to offer to the rap game???

    • GoReadABook

      Co-sign, I honestly might be checking for Khalifa more than Game. He keeps reaching trying to make another Documentary instead of moving on and focusing on his next move. He fell in love with the fame and forgot about his love for the music

  • Anonymous

    fear is victory's evolution....motherfucker can't even use English correctly. That shit doesn't work with the way he explained it. It's backwards and I'm not buying his shitty rap.

  • Frankie

    The album should be called G.A.Y. , which stands for Garbage Album Yearly

  • Fossie

    @blu maybe you are a flop!!

  • TRUEFACTS

    aint nobody paying you 1 million dollars to diss Jay-z ,. dummy stay in your lane and make a west coast album, thats when you get that money, back in the day i knew when i bought a Wu album or Nas i was getting lyrical wordplay and knowledge combined with that east coast sound,. same goes for a snoop album dre or dogg pound, i was getting that laid back riding music, rolling bass lines and sing song hooks, now these fools blurr the sounds to become more appealing to the masses but the masses want what they want. bring it back

    • Alchemy

      uh milli, really? where did you pull that number from? The average record ain't costing a million to record bro. agree with the bring it back part.

  • ee

    oh yeah and NO MORE FUCKING FEATURES! Dude has worked with almost every rapper in the game, and cut down on the name dropping because its corny, and also enough with the Lil Wayne tracks, it's getting old, it worked one time, but now its getting a bit absurd.

  • ee

    Game needs to find a way to be marketable again, i also think in recent years he is trying to hard to get that hit single he has had in the past, he needs to focus on just making a solid album, and drop the love songs. Hit singles don't result in album sales as much as you think, look at Tyga, guy has this huge single, and didn't sell shit the first week. He needs to get on a different label and focus more on making complete albums, R.E.D album started off great, then hit a rough patch with corny songs for the chicks.

    • Mr. West

      yup, just cuz it dont sell well dont mean people wont pay to see you live, where the real money for rappers is at. Its simply the times

  • blu

    RED flopped at 201K after all the features on that album, mixtapes, hype with the uncle otis diss....the only rapper Jimmy is pushin is Em. Fif is the next biggest rap seller on the label n hes on the shelve so I doubt, Game's project will be big success

    • Anonymous

      Word. Dude tried to appeal to every audience out there and still flopped. He shouldn't try to reach everybody, it's impossible. Just focus on your talent and make the album you want to do.

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