Game Thanks Fans for Making His Album No. 1


Who delivered the best new rap album last month? If you ask the man with the No. 1 LP in the country, of course he’ll tell you he does. Game recently sat down with XXLMag.com to assess the competition in this great month of August hip-hop releases.

“I got nothing but love for Weezy,” the Compton slang banger said of Lil Wayne who dropped Tha Carter IV earlier this week. “I would break a nigga in half for Weezy. I’mma get Tha Carter IV, I’mma get Watch the Throne, [But] I feel like The R.E.D. Album will supersede everything out.”

Game’s The R.E.D. Album landed in the top spot on the Billboard Top 200 on Wednesday (August 31), selling just shy of 100,000 copies.

“It feels amazing to be back on top,” Game said in a released statement. “My fans are incredibly loyal. I was able to step away from music for some much needed personal time with my family. And now that I’ve returned with a new album, they’ve come out strong to support me. I wouldn’t be where I am today without my fans. Period.”

R.E.D. is Game’s third chart-topping CD. 2005’s The Documentary and 2007’s The Doctor’s Advocate were also top shottas on mainstream album chart, while 2008′s LAX is the only LP in his catalog to debut at No. 2. On R.E.D. he talks about the criticism he received for his last effort.

“The only thing about LAX that made it not the dopest record, is that it’s in the class with two classic albums,” he explained. “It’s number three on the list of three.”

The Doctor’s Advocate is my best work period,” he continued. “I don’t care what nobody says about The Documentary. People say The Documentary is my best album because it’s my first album. With that being said, I wasn’t shooting down LAX. It wasn’t a conceptual album; the songs were kind of scattered. It wasn’t what R.E.D. is. R.E.D. is a step up from all of those.”

Game’s The R.E.D. Album is in stores now.—Shaheem Reid

  • westsidin#1

    Look out for Detox!!!! LOL yeeeeah right yaaaaeeeyaaaa!!!

  • Its Um

    Haven’t got it but heard good things about it, and yes the doctor’s advocate was one of your best. I still wish Hi-tek was on this one though, maybe the next with timbo or missy production skillz.

  • THA TRUTH

    u earned it homie, u hook up ur fans, mixtapes,quality albums, u havent gone hollywood..THINK RED…g-unot…50 crying now..couldnt finish him could u 50..dont mess with the WEST SIDE..they got heart.

  • Maka.spliff

    just keep making dope music, every mixtape is a heater and the albums never let down. Doctor’s advocate is his best work but Angel and Cali Sunshine, are two of your dopest tracks

  • Stylistic

    I agree! Doctor’s Advocate was his best album!

  • http://MYSPACE.COM HELTAH SIN SAY

    GOOD JOB MY NIGGA!! YOU CAME THREW! I DIDNT EVEN HAVE THE FUCKEN MONEY TO COP THAT SHIT! BUT I FOUND A WAY TO GET IT JUST TO SUPPORT GOOD MUSIC!! WHAT UP GAME!!!!!!! KEEP BANGING THOSE HITS MY BOY!!!

  • #1 Game Fan

    Yeah Baby Game Time I love this dude I’ll straight shank a mofo for this fool fricken love him hes too dope. PLEASE dont retire until a long long time

  • Aaron

    thank you gam for giving e tat hip hop album that I can be proud of….The watching the Throne was Colplay’s greatest hits album…not Hip Hop……..The Red albummade me feel like Hip Hop is in the streets and not in SOHO!…Again Thanks Game!