Published Jun 03, 2011If you were wondering why it's taken so long for West Coast rapper Game to issue his repeatedly delayed fourth studio record, R.E.D. Album, it's probably because he's been tracking down a number of hip-hop notables to guest on the LP.
According to a new interview with Game, Dr. Dre, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Pharell, Wiz Khalifa, Trey Songz, Drake, and sketchy R&B dude Chris Brown are all set to appear on R.E.D. Album. But arguably the most buzz-worthy cut will be the collab with much-hyped Odd Future leader Tyler, the Creator, "Martians vs Goblins."
"He [Tyler, the Creator] ain't really doing features for nobody. He feels like fuck everything and I don't blame him either," Game told VIBE of getting together with the controversial youngster. "It's a California thing, and I got respect for him and his hustle and what they're doing and just being kids and being rebels for the cause. And he respects me for doing what I did for California and the West Coast, I guess. I met him at a Diddy concert and we chopped it up and we got a song called 'Martians vs Goblins.' It's dope."
While Game is getting together with new blood, he's also plenty pumped to be rhyming with prestigious rap icon Dr. Dre, who's clearly no stranger to oft-delayed albums.
"I think the people will appreciate the collaborations. Dr. Dre is actually rapping on this album," Game said. "This is the first album that I've ever dropped where I have Dr. Dre's voice actually on the album... I got a good cast of all-stars."
Game added, "There's a song where I kill my dad on a Dre beat. You won't be able to understand it until you hear it. It's sort of like a dream, but I wish it would've came true when I was a kid, so I kind of lived it out. It's over this eerie Dr. Dre and it's hard as shit. When you hear it you'll be like 'Damn this is crazy.'
R.E.D. Album is set to drop August 23 on Interscope. You can watch the video to the album's first single "Red Nation," which features Lil Wayne, below.