Game may have made a big splash last year with his well-received return-to-form The R.E.D. Album, but he isn't finished yet. The Aftermath emcee is already back to work both on a new mixtape and a new album, the latter of which will be titled F.I.V.E (Fear is Victory's Evolution).
“The meaning behind that is like — me as a rapper, you as a journalist, Kobe [Bryant] as a basketball player — you gotta be afraid to do something, or have those butterflies in your stomach,” Game explained to XXLmag.com. “We all get that feeling."
Game said he has become enamored with the idea of building an album around such strong concepts, and credits Nas for inspiring him to go in that direction.
"I’m gonna always come with a dope concept,” he continued. “That’s word to my n**** Nas. I’m a huge fan of Nas, now he’s like my brother in this s***. I’ma always try to keep my albums consistently tied into some kind of concept.”
But even though he may have the concept nailed down, the West Coast rapper said he was likely a ways off from getting the album in the can. He's still waiting for Interscope to release a budget and if past is prologue, there could be other delays down the line.
“I’m just hoping that I live another day to record,” Game said. “I’m not giving nobody no dates. F*** all that. It’s gonna come out when it come out. See y’all then.”
And when that day does come, this album might mark the end to his time on Interscope.
“Once I do this F.I.V.E. album, it might be a wrap. We’ll see,” Game said. “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.”
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