After several push backs, it was announced today (April 13) that Game will be dropping his long-awaited fourth studio LP, The R.E.D. Album, on June 15—the same date as Young Money rising star Drake’s debut, Thank Me Later.

The West Coast rapper was originally scheduled to release the disc in March, following a DJ Drama mixtape but plans have since changed.

As previously reported Game and Dr. Dre reunited for the project, with the superproducer offering his skills both behind the boards and on the mic. “Dre is a hip-hop legend and one of the reasons I’m making music," Game said in a statement. “To be working so closely with him again…man, I don’t even have words to describe it.”

Pharrell Williams, who is credited as a co-executive producer on the project, is also excited about working with D-R-E. “I cannot believe I am actually producing songs on the same album as Dr. Dre," he said. "Humbling, man…
I owe Game for that one. His album is gonna be a problem."

Pharrell produced the first two lead-off tracks from the album; the street-oriented “It Must Be Me” and the more radio friendly “Ain’t No Doubt About It,” featuring Justin Timberlake.

Game’s SoundScan competitor Drake was also recently pushed back. The new XXL cover boy was initially scheduled to hit stores in May. —Elan Mancini