Platinum-selling rapper Game is preparing to drop the official visual for his single “The City” Ft. Kendrick Lamar, off his last LP, The R.E.D Album. The Compton native is also gearing up to release a new album, entitled F.I.V.E.: Fear Is Victory’s Evolution. “The meaning behind that is like—me as a rapper, you as a journalist, Kobe as a basketball player—you gotta be afraid to do something, or have those butterflies in your stomach,” he explained about the title to XXLMag.com.
“We all get that feeling. Before you did your first interview, you probably was like, ‘Damn, I don’t want to ask the wrong questions. I want to do this right.’ Me, before I wrote my first rap, or the first time I was in the booth. Fear. But then fear is victory’s evolution. After a while, you become a dope journalist, I become a dope rapper, Kobe is Kobe. You achieve and you pass over that fear. Now it ain’t fear; it’s just victory. It’s victory of all.”
“I’m gonna always come with a dope concept,” Game added. “That’s word to my n***a Nas. I’m a huge fan of Nas, now he’s like my brother in this shit. I’ma always try to keep my albums consistently tied into some kind of concept.”
This album, will be Game’s fifth and final album for Jimmy Iovine/Interscope Record under his contractual obligations to the label.
“Jimmy Iovine is, shit, probably weeks out from opening the budget for my fifth album,” the platinum-selling rapper said. “And then once I do this F.I.V.E. album, it might be a wrap. We’ll see. I know somebody going to give me some millions before I do anything. I see myself getting a lot of money to carry out the remaining time in my career. It don’t really matter where it’s at—it’s just the imprint on the back of the album.”
Game is also scheduled to drop a new mixtape later this month. An official title and release date has yet to be announced. It was also rumored that Game is headed to Cash Money Records.
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