Game Talks "The R.E.D. Album", Maturing as an Artist
Game chops it up with Complex about his upcoming 'R.E.D.' album and the gangsta's facade in hip-hop music.
In a recent interview with Complex, Game talks about the status of his highly anticipated LP The R.E.D. Album. The California rapper says that fans shouldn't be phased by the release date getting pushed back so many times. Game asserts that at the end of the day, what is important about his album is the quality, which he says it the best of his discography thus far.
"I think I should stop saying when the album is gonna be released and just say 'When it’s released, just pick it up,' man," he explained. "I think that no matter how long people wait, we’re not gonna get into a Detox situation and wait over 10 years for that. Whenever my album drops, people gonna appreciate it being pushed back as far as it’s been pushed back. Interscope be having different agendas and they want you to do the shit right. And I think people just need to understand that it’s not the artist, it has a lot to do with shipping, packaging, and getting artists the greatest look that they can get."
He added, "I swear on my kids that this is the most incredible album that I’ve ever done in my life. If I’m lying man, may God take them away and I never see them again. You know I got everything from Dr. Dre on this album. Not just the beats—he’s on the album vocally. And as far as the new hip-hop is concerned, I got the biggest kid in hip-hop on this album, which is Drake, on a really great Cool & Dre track. I got Just Blaze, Swizz Beats, Kanye, all these dope producers on this album; this album is so classic that I don’t wanna throw it away."
Game also talked about the criminal image to which he and many of his peers subscribe. He says that there's a major divide between the facts and the music, even in his own music. Yet the California emcee explains that for him, it's all a part of getting older maturing.
"We just rappers, man," he said. "It’s a lifestyle. And even if you used to chop crack you wasn’t really moving no major major fucking Pablo Escobar weight. So let’s just calm down with all that and get back to music, man. It’s a facade. And I can’t say anything except that I’m a part of it, too. There was a time where I would put 17 bullets in a glock, tie my rag around my face, and do what I had to do to survive. And now, I’m walking into Starbucks, I’m getting me some tea and I’m getting ready to do a show. It’s a long time and a long space and there’s room for a lot of change and a lot of growing up shit that happened in my career from that time ’til now."
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