Over the past few months, Game has been on a very wild ride. He began 2009 working on his fourth studio album, The R.E.D. Album. This album was supposed to be a return to the hood from him and was not going to mention Dr. Dre. Game was going to start the next phase of his career, beginning with this album.
In an effort to prepare for these changes, Game changed his name from The Game to simply, his new name, Game. Right as he made such a big change, he announced that his new album was complete. The only thing that he had to do next was release it. Game bragged that he was feeling so good about the album that he may leak it and record another album and still release it on the set date.
While his entire album was not leaked, it was scrapped and it was not released on the set date. Only two months before the release of The R.E.D. Album, Game and Dr. Dre reunited for his upcoming album, Detox. Their collaboration was so strong that Dr. Dre wanted to work with his former protégé on his upcoming album. Because of that, he scrapped the entire album and Game agreed to work from scratch to record another album.
However, the busy schedule of Dr. Dre makes it hard for him to focus on one artist for a long period of time. Because of that, he recruited Pharrell to work with Game on his new album. The chemistry between Game and Pharrell was so strong that he tattooed the logo of Star Trak on the top of his head. Not long after he tattooed himself, Game signed to the Star Trak label.
Ever since Game moved back over to Interscope and began working with Star Trak, some people assumed that he had shut down his Black Wall Street label. Game has come out to deny these allegations. He said that he is still 100% Black Wall Street. However, anyone that helps him advance his career is someone that he is down with. Because Pharrell and Game’s relationship became so strong, Game signed with his label. He is now a Black Wall Street/Star Trak artist.
With input from Dr. Dre and Aftermath Entertainment, Game will release his highly-anticipated album, The R.E.D. Album on February 16, 2010. The album will be released on Game’s own label, Black Wall Street, Star Trak Entertainment, and Interscope Records.