After appearing onstage during a Nas performance at the House of Blues on New Year’s Eve, reports have been circulating that The Game will release his third album, L.A.X. in June of 2008. During a set that included the aforementioned Nas and will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas, The Game was welcomed on stage, where he made the announcement. After performing the song “Hustlers,” The Game announced that while the album will feature production from Dr. Dre, it will also be his last.
While various sites reported the rumor in the days following the New Year’s Eve performance, The Los Angeles Times was the first to confirm the report in a show recap [Click HERE for the link] by Giselle Zado Wasfie on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Black Wall Street Europe validated the story in a brief statement [Click HERE for the link] saying, “The Game made some revealing news to the people about his third and final album following up the multi-platinum West Coast banger, ‘The Doctor’s Advocate.’ He said his new album will drop June 2008 and will be named ‘LAX’ not The ‘D.O.C.‘ That’s straight from the horses mouth.”
The U.S. Division of Black Wall Street has no such updates on its website, and has not been updated since December 4, 2007. Representatives from The Game’s label, Geffen, have yet to comment on the proposed album. Additionally, neither Dr. Dre nor anyone else from Aftermath Entertainment has commented on The Game’s remarks that Dr. Dre will produce work on the album.
According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) The Game’s debut album, The Documentary, has certified sales of over 2 million copies. Although the RIAA has no data on his sophomore release, The Doctor’s Advocate, Billboard reports that the album sold 945,000 copies during its first two weeks of release.