411: The Game's R.E.D. Album Delayed
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By Ace Cannon
The Game’s highly anticipated release The R.E.D. Album has been delayed, according to the Compton MC himself. The rapper took to his Twitter page announce that his legal obligations to the state of California for a gun possession charge will prevent him from traveling to promote the album, until March. “Bad news: this just in. The R.E.D. Album just got pushed back again to March 23rd. The judge told my lawyer & my P.O. I can’t travel or do any out of state promo until I finish my community service. Ain't that a bitch?” According to The Game, he has about 200 more hours left of community service before he is free to travel. “I wonder if spending 10 hours a day on Twitter counts towards my ‘community service’?? Then I’d be finished by Jan. 29th, ha ha,” the rapper wrote. “I was ‘INNOCENT’ anyway! I ain't pull no gun out on nobody. Stop snitchin!”
Game's New Album Release Date
The Game's new album now has an official release date, December One.
The Compton MC will release his fourth LP The R.E.D. Album on December 1, Rap-Up.com has learned. A deluxe edition of the set will also be available that day. The holiday release season heats up as Game goes head-to-head with Alicia Keys' The Element of Freedom and R. Kelly's Untitled.
"R.E.D. album soon, wrappin this mothaf#$%@ up in 30 days ! Jimmy Iovine told me to tell ya when this sh!t drop, Merry X-Mas ! BWS/Aftermath," he tweeted on Monday, while hinting that his new labelmate Diddy may make a guest appearance.
The Game had considered retiring from rap after 2008's L.A.X., which spawned the hit single "My Life" with Lil Wayne. The R.E.D. Album signifies his RE-Dedication to hip-hop.
The Game: ‘Rededicated To Hip-Hop’ On The R.E.D. Album’
The Game’s new LP, The R.E.D. Album, was not inspired by him being a Blood. It’s not a clever play on words or some type of tip of the fitted cap to Jay-Z’s Black Album. Nah, the Compton native’s CD is all about him restarting his engine.the_game_rapper
“The R.E.D. Album, people think the R.E.D. stands for gangbanging. I am what I am. … R.E.D. — that’s rededicated. Rededicated to hip-hop … to my hood, Compton. Rededicated to my family, rededicated to everything.”
And yes, that rededication means the end of Game’s retirement talk. He says the album will be out in ‘09 and he’s already been in the studio with Timbaland, J.R. Rotem, Drumma Boy and former Aftermath producer Mike Lynn. Cool and Dre are scheduled to come in on the album and Game also hopes to track Kanye West down for beats.
“The R.E.D. Album is about to be serious, man,” he promised. “It’s a step up. The R.E.D. Album, it’s a little soulful, I gotta say. Still gangsta — we getting it in. I’m keeping everything on wraps right now.
“This album … it’s gonna be different,” he added. “I was wondering to myself how I’m gonna elevate myself and even change the field. Three albums … what do you talk about after three albums? I ain’t selling crack and gangbanging and shooting sh– up. My beefs have been down-low. So what do you really talk about? I just wanna rap man. I just wanna do music. Whatever it turns out to be, it turns out to be. Long as every song has that collective feel — they gel — then we good. I’m just gonna rap this time.”
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