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Game Calls 'Red Nation' Video 'Pandemonium,' Eyes August for 'R.E.D. Album' Release
Game tells Billboard.com that all systems are go for a late summer release of his oft-delayed fourth album, "The R.E.D. Album." As fans patiently await the full-length, the rapper will offer the first visual for the full-length when the music video for the Lil Wayne-assisted single "Red Nation" is released next week.
The rapper says that the apocalyptic video was filmed in downtown Los Angeles last month on and underneath the 4th Street Bridge, and that the shoot was pure "pandemonium."
"It's like 'Mad Max' mixed with Nas' 'One Mic' video, where there's riots going on in the background," says Game, who worked with director Parris (Enrique Iglesias' "Tonight (I'm Loving You)," Ludacris' "Undisputed") on the "Red Nation" clip. "We did this thing where I'm on top of a burning car rapping, and we had some flares and a lot of fire, fireworks and all of that. It's definitely the most fun video I've ever shot, and I think it'll be the best video I've ever shot to date."
Game released "Purp & Patron," a 29-track mixtape, last January, but says that his fans' focus remains on the release of "R.E.D. Album," which has been pushed back for over a year. "I had a meeting with [Interscope head] Jimmy Iovine last week, and he told me the album was slated for the end of the summer, and it will not be pushed back any more than that. So we're looking towards late August," he says.
While Game is excited to unveil the "Red Nation" video next week, he admits that he can't discuss how the final cut turned out, since he's never watched the finished clip. "I haven't seen it and I don't have any desire to see it," says the rapper. "I'm not really a 'fan' of myself. I do it first and foremost to secure the future of my family, and second, for my fans, so as long as they like it, I'm good."