UPDATE: Making good on his previous promise, Game will finally release his oft-delayed LP by summer’s end.
Game has been working on his highly anticipated R.E.D. Album since 2009, but he promises that it will finally be released in August. The Compton, California native revealed that his label Interscope Records confirmed with him that the consistently delayed offering will drop by the end of summer.
â€œI had a meeting with [Interscope head] Jimmy Iovine last week, and he told me the album was slated for the end of the summer, and it will not be pushed back any more than that. So we’re looking towards late August,” he told Billboard.com.
In anticipation of his fourth albumâ€™s release, Game has shot the video for single â€œRed Nationâ€Â featuring Lil Wayne, lensing the clip with director Parris in Los Angeles last month. Branding the shoot as â€œpandemonium,â€ he likens it to other iconic visuals.
â€œIt’s like ‘Mad Max’ mixed with Nas’ ‘One Mic’ video, where there’s riots going on in the background,” he explained. “We did this thing where I’m on top of a burning car rapping, and we had some flares and a lot of fire, fireworks and all of that. It’s definitely the most fun video I’ve ever shot, and I think it’ll be the best video I’ve ever shot to date.â€
To tide fans over, Game dropped his 28-track mixtape Purp & Patron and its follow-up The Hangover in January and February.
UPDATE: Game confirms that his album will finally be released on August 23rd, announcing the news on his Twitter account. “#alliwantis for my fans to know that the R.E.D. album will be in-stores AUGUST 23rd !!! Thanks for the continuous love & support. #REDnation,” he wrote.Â ”Just got off a conference call with Jimmy Iovine & @interscope . Aug 23rd is the release date & it’s like a FAT GIRL….. It won’t move!”