XXcLusive: The Game Heading Back to Interscope for The R.E.D., A-Team Role Confirmed

XXLMag.com has learned that Compton rapper The Game will be dropping his new album The R.E.D. on Interscope Records.

“Game will definitely be directly on Interscope,” Chuck Taylor’s longtime manager, Jimmy Rosemond, told XXL in an email.

The West Coast heavyweight’s first disc, 2005’s The Documentary, was released on the label but after his falling out with G-Unit he was moved to Geffen where he put out his last two LPs, 2006’s The Doctor’s Advocate and 2008’s LAX.

Along with Cool & Dre, The R.E.D. will also feature collaborations from Lil Wayne, Lady GaGa, Pharrell, Kanye West and Gucci Mane, according to Rosemond. The disc is slated to hit shelves in early December, unless it conflicts with Game’s role in the new A-Team remake. Although he wasn’t confirmed for the part earlier this month, Rosemond assures XXL that Game will be playing B.A. Baracus, Mr. T’s signature role from the popular ’80s TV show—in the upcoming film. “He’s slated for an early December release,” Rosemond said of the album, “unless he starts shooting The A-Team movie this October in Canada.”

Game is currently on tour overseas. –Jesse Gissen

  • GRAND PRIXX

    PIERZY!
    ITS GOOD 2 SEE GAME ON HIS GRIND N IT LOOKS LIKE THA FEATURES ON HIS ALBUM ARE GONNA B BLOCKBUSTER N HE’S GONNA HAVE INTERSCOPE BEHIND HIM WIT MORE MARKETING ALONG WITH THA MOVIE BUZZ..I SMELL A BIG 2010 4 GAME

    • joe p

      now that i know gucci is on it i might not even buy it …

      • http://yahoo.com BlackWallin

        fuck that i werent a big gucci fan but hes fucking on his grind right now dropping like daily but gonna be a nasty album

      • Knuckz

        Ditto.

      • nightmare1

        you rite but you always gotta respect the game

    • Jdubbs

      well its good to see game is still makin albums since he said lax was gonna be his last. hell rumor is game and booboo made peace. i dont like fif but if he lays down some vocals on games new album then ill play that shit

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    [Phone rings]

    Dr. Dre: “Hello?”

    The Game: “Doc? Hey, it’s…Game!”

    Dr. Dre: “Oh…hey…what’s up?”

    The Game: “I’m coming back to Interscope! Do you want to have lunch tomorrow?”

    [Click]

    The Game: “Hello? Dre? Please? Dre?”

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

      ^^^^^lmao!

    • Hussle’s Way

      LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    • below the heavens

      LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

    Wow. I don’t really think he’s that good of an actor.

    I grew up on the show, so they can’t just throw some dude in there & think that fans of the original will just deal accept it all willy nilly.

    This may possibly be the “make or break” point for the movie.

    Ugh…

    • Enlightened

      Yeah, personally I would have had Ving Rhames do that shit or that big ass nigga from Green Mile

      • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

        @Enlightened

        Man, they could’ve went so many different directions. Somebody fumbled the ball. Or, somebody’s greasing palms.

        Shit, for that matter, to go along with your Interscope theory, 50 would’ve been a better fit. That cat can act. Makes you wonder…

        Terry Crews, anyone?

        But, what do I know.

        • Enlightened

          Terry Crews! Nigga that’s it. You nailed it. Get somebody on the phone to tell them to get Terry Crews. How the hell did they overlook dude?! That’s B.A. Baracus right there. On some real shit, that’s the perfect dude to bring that back to life

    • http://xxl gside

      NEITHER was MR.T except for Rockey 3.What you prediction for the fight reporter ask Clubber Lane the southside slugger he replies “Pain” . That my shit right there. Naw game going to fuck that up .Maybe in a limit role to much camra time and he fuck that game no on screen present but fuck it get that money.

      • Enlightened

        Don’t forget when he was trying to fuck Rocky old lady. “Why don’t you bring your pretty little self to my hotel room tonight. I’ll show you a reeeeaaal man.”
        Classic!

  • Enlightened

    I’m not a real fan of either of these niggas so my comment is objective…

    If it is true that he is going back to Interscope, I think this is the end of 50 Cent is an artist.

    Usually, he would throw his weight around and threaten to leave and all that stuff, which is what supposedly helped Game get pushed off anyway.

    With 50′s contract about to be up, if they make a move like that, that to me is Jimmy Iovine saying, we think Game has more time left and that 50′s time is over so we don’t give a fuck if he leaves.

    They already dropped Banks.

    The writing is on the wall.

    Sure he’ll get on somewhere else, but it’ll be like when Master P’s time was finally up at Priority and he went to Universal and did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

    • $ykotic

      WTF?!!! Let me find out Game’s manager reads our comments…

      So this “beef” with Jigga is Game’s acting practice? Hmmm.

      My dudes don’t forget Geffen is still UNIVERSAL. Besides the last time I remember it was only Game and Gza on there anyway repping rap.

      The label urban division shift has already started. A lot of rappers better find something else to do to stay relevant. And a lot of these new cats ain’t getting on.

    • below the heavens

      50 is going independent ( he has the money to do that type of shit.)

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    Lady GaGa??? Gucci Mane??? not a good look, IMO. but that A-Team role is (damn, i used to love that show).

    p.s. speaking of movies, that Orphan is OFF DA CHAIN! go check that out. i’ll let ya’ll know about Funny People on monday.

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  • Ash

    erm…didnt the game say he’d smack pharrell if he saw him becuase pharrell didnt pick up the phone?

  • BeerGangsta

    West Coast is in the house. Game going back to Interscope is not good. He need to go Independent. More Money! Beats from Cool and Dre. I know this will be hot. BiPolar on a move again.

  • Compton

    Pierzy faggot ass if u dont like a nigga why come post on his shit??

  • Mutada al sader the king

    [Phone rings]
    Dr. Dre: “Hello?”

    The Game: “Doc? Hey, it’s…Game!”

    Dr. Dre: “Damn nigga, I’ve got Trixy over hear right now ?”

    The Game: “That old transvestite from 54th??”

    Dr. Dre: Hell yea !

    The Game: “Ah nigga, I thought you got help for that problem, but you been wearing makeup and dressing funny since 83″

    Dr. Dre: “Its like Pac said, I dont know if I want to eat pussy or suck dick.. I’m confused”.

    The Game: Ok, Dre I’ll call Mel Man, Scott Stortch, JR Rotem and Elizondo.”

    Dr. Dre: Dre in the back round.. “You gon have to unass some of that shoot nigga”

    The Game: What the fuck ?

    Sorry P, had to do it lol

    • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

      Hahaha! No worries…I like the angle of the phone call from the other end [II]. Nice work.

  • angeldust

    sounds great,Game and lady Gaga? Must be an interscope move

  • Redpapes

    Its west coast shit Game…come on!!rise the fuck up!! Gucci should rab his shackle neck outta this m**fuker….i hate that bitch nigga..

  • nabz

    dude is goin commercial with this shit. hes gonna sell a lot because its so main stream. lady gaga, kanye west, lil wayne?

    ….ew!

  • Kappa9

    You know the bad part about it is that Im actually picturing these phone convos. Pretty good fellas. haha.

  • k.ing

    nah he will go gold like last album….

    but interscope could be a bad move…. Fergie, Em, 50 gone get more attention…

    when i think sell alot im thinking at least1.5…

    shit he might brick like ross… the rap game is tired of fake niggas…

  • K.ing

    Mutada al sader the king says:

    fuck what he says….

    lil gay ass wayne is the only faggot in the rap game… who happends to be yo favorite rapper…

  • nabz

    game isnt gonna get anywhere close to 1.5

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/EmCDL EmCDL

    Honestly I’m not even checking for his album; last album I got from him was Doctor’s Advocate and I didn’t like it all that much compared to The Doc. And what mae the negro really move back to Interscope in the frist place??? He really miss Dre that much??? SMH

  • adrianm smith erdington birmingham

    the game in the a team film which should be out 2010 is that trueis 50 cent on the game album just joke n

  • Mutada al sader the king

    K.ing, I would Tony Grand$ you.. But this aint Worldstar and your assertion is so stupid that its just not worth it. DONE

    Like someone said, Gayme will go gold, maybe a tad bit more if the material is strong. And yea, Terry would have been way better as Mr. T, they are fucking that shit up like they are fucking up the Last Dragon. SMH

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  • k.ing

    Mutada the queen

    u can’t do shit all the way in africa boy…

    but when u come to L.A let me know and i will show u the difference between talking and being about it…

    and as far as game’s lie… if gayme is in a team… a team (lower case a) then it will be str8 to dvd just like belly 2…

    honestly game got more east coast / south love then out here in L>A…

    all the fake bloods love him…

    but by getting on jigga he losing alot of east coast love…. what happen to black wall street???

  • Gloveson

    I still don’t think Game will get the role, he needs to beef up and he’s too tatted up, they gonna put make-up all over him?…..what bout his face and neck, that shit’s still noticeable even with the make-up, even in American Gangster you could see Rza’s Wu-Tang Tatoo on his arm clearly…

    And Ving Rhames and them dudes out of Friday and The Green Mile are too old to do it…..might aswell get Mr.T to do it if you thinkin bout them…….i thought Common would have been a good choice if he beefed up

    • P. Harris

      I’d say get Terry Crews the father from Everybody Hates Chris or maybe the dude he acted with in played in Norbit Lester Speight… Both of them are better actors then game and fit B.A. Baracus characteristics…

      Damn, I should be a casting director…

  • P. Harris

    you telling me that can’t find a better B.A. Baracus? Or is Game the best they could find?

  • http://xxl All Dae

    I see a collabo with Dre comming…

  • Mutada al sader the king

    **Look you fucking Michael Jackson 1992, child molestation victim. I know that your ass is sore, and you’ve been in mourning since your fuck buddies passing but try to keep up.
    News flash lil nigga, E-Thugs are NOT cool. Someone really needs to make a motivational poster for this fruit ASAP. Making threats on the internet is very unbecoming, especially since you can hardly type a coherent statement, and your opinions hardly rival 3 year olds. On top of that, you $11.00 an hour, $500-$700 bucket driving, still live in your moms spare room, stress smoking, cubicle jockey ass nigga. I LIVE in California. Speaking of our great state why don’t you tell all of our friends here on XXL, about you rabid opposition to Prop 8? (The gay marriage ban)

    Oh yea, K.ing…. You were with the rest of the fags in Hollywood crying on the news when WE passed it. BTW, I OWN a home on 28th and Halldale Ave , in LA. We rent it out, I’m there once a month to pick up my rent check and get a visual on my property. So come through we’d love to see you. Matter of fact pussy… Here is an Ariel view, so you don’t get lost. I’m not posting my address, but here’s a nearby property ->http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/Halldale-Ave-Los-Angeles-CA-90018/2138088281_zpid/

    Sader… now…. Mullah Atari **

    • k.ing

      Just like most bitches and bitch niggas you talk to much…

      not rich but not poor… where u from in Cali????

      upnorth???

      nah im known in these streets… two/tone prix…

      King has spoken…

  • http://-- gaddic

    I doubt the Game will see “the documentary” numbers again Lady gaga and Eminem are gonna get way more attention especially 50 since he’s retiring and wants to go out with a bang(greatest hits album/”unamed Relapse2 dick-riding eminem’s release style “album)
    The game’s career is practically over as the public is losing interest in him and his music
    “ignore them till they fadeaway”
    jigga is following that line 4-5 years the game will be irrelevant as a master-p album
    Where will jay-z be?
    the first rapper to reach a billion in net value!

  • http://xxlmag.com the brown

    Yo! Naw man, Ice Cube would be the better part for B.A.. Cube w/a mohawk?! That’d be the shit! Either him or the MMA’r, “Rampage” Jackson, yeah, Rampage would be the perfect role!

    • http://xxlmag.com the brown

      Yo! Oh yeah, I forgot to say that Game is out of his damn mind! He and his manager know damn well that he ain’t gon be in that movie! That’s just how Game likes to get down, be startin rumors and talkin shit. I’ll cop that album, tho, cause he makes good music.

  • CLARK

    I knew he was going to be in the A-Team movie…. I didn’t know he was going to be B.A… wow

    They shoulda gone with Robert Downey Jr.

  • Tre

    Damn Mutada, you goin hard homie.

    I got a question for everybody…..

    How could this be the most lyrical album with an appearance from Gucci mane?

  • Nate

    It’s Jimmy’s lying bitchass duty to tell you that “Game will have the role”… His word is worth nothing.

    It’s a long shot at most. I’ll bet anyone 3-1 that game doesn’t get the part unless it’s straight to video. If the movie makes 35M boxoffice or more Game won’t be in it.

  • Fireforreal

    The game’s new name is groupie 77 for all the times that nigga mentioned jay-z in songs lol anyone beg to differ look at allhiphop.com or google it the list will have you dying because there all songs we remember. Not even Memphis bleek said Hov’s name them many times and that’s his fam. Oh yeah what happened to Game’s lyin ass releasing a mixtape every month ? I knew it was just talk.

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

    The Game goes all Starbury in 5,4,3,2,…..

  • Master Cheef

    there ain’t a nigga out there that could do that role justice after Mr. T. That nigga there invented motherfucking bling bling. That dude wore over 50lbs. of gold around his neck, and had absolutely no pity for a fool, as does Master Cheef (the pity part, not the gold).

    they might as well let game do it, since it wouldn’t be right with anyone else anyway.

    A-team theme song > anything on LAX

  • $ykotic

    SH*T IS SAD WHEN NAUGHTY GETS 35 COMMENTS, FAT JOE GETS 20, LITTLE ASS BOW BOW GETS 16 AS OF THIS WRITING AND JOELL ORTIZ HAS THE HOTTEST BANGER ON THE SITE WITH 8 DROPS.

    S’OK. CATS LOVE BEEF & DRAMA.

    TOMORROW THE EMINEM DISS ON MARIAH(WHICH BY THE WAY IS FIRE TOO) WILL HAVE ABOUT 100 DROPS.

    I SEE. REAL HIP HOP.

    PEACE

  • http://myspace.com/ally5sgceo AL-LY/5SG

    I CANT KNOCK EM..I CANT SAY I’LL BUY IT…BUT I DO KNOW ONE THING…HE’S BUTT NO DAYS

  • Fireforreal

    Groupie 77,Groupie 77 lol

  • Cj

    i recommend not buying this album…it’s almost completely garbage…coming from a fan!

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