Game’s long-awaited fourth solo LP, The Red Album, finally hits stores tomorrow, August 23. And as you’ll see from the tracklisting, the Compton MC is still well loved by his peers. Dr. Dre, Drake, Lil Wayne, LLoyd, Wale, Mario, Cool and Dre and host of other contributed to the project. The Compton King says one of the records he’s most excited for people to hear is ” Born in the Trap,” which was produced by DJ Premier.
“I got with Preemo,” Game told XXLMag.com. “That joint is ready rock. You know Preem, he don’t wanna work with everybody.”
Game also revealed that the Preemo track was the first he laid down for Red when he started working on the album just about three years ago.
“Preem, he had the scratches in,” Chuck Taylor said. “He had it mixed. I had the finished, mixed and mastered ‘Born in the Trap’ ready before anybody [else] turned in anything.”
One record that has potential to be a single is “Speakers On Blast” with E-40 and Big Boi. The four verse song may have to be edited to fit radio format.
“I always wanted to have E-40 on my albums,” he explained. “I never had the right beat or right songs. Then I always wanted Big Boi. But this song, I already had 40 on it, then I had two verses, so I was like ‘I don’t know how I’mma get three people on a song that already had two verses . I made it a four verse song. Big heard it and jumped on it and murdered it. ‘Speakers on Blast.’”
Then of course, one of the tracks that is definitely going to make people talk is “Martians Vs Goblins” with Lil Wayne and Tyler, the Creator. Tyler calls singer Bruno Mars a homosexual while Game’s bars include kidnapping Rhianna, murdering Lil B, having sex with Erykah Badu and LeBron James’ mother.
“I called them both simultaneously,” Game said about recruiting Weezy and Tyler. “I’m a good dude, I have great rapport with a lot of great people. Weezy knocked his [part] out quick. Tyler, I took it over to him. And he took a hour and murdered it. We jammed to it all night.
“It might be just a crazy lineup album,” Game added. “It’s hard! I can’t wait to see what people think about it. I spent so much time working on it.” —Shaheem Reid