G-Unit and the Game have delayed the release dates of their upcoming albums, which were both previously scheduled for June 24. G-Unit’s “T.O.S. (Terminate on Sight)” is now slated for July 1, while the Game’s “L.A.X.” is penciled in for July 8.
Stoking his long-running rivalry with the Game, G-Unit leader 50 Cent has told journalists he planned to use his influence at Interscope to move “L.A.X.” to a different date than “T.O.S.” He added that a same-day release showdown would not be the same as last year’s battle between his own “Curtis” and Kanye West’s “Graduation” because “Game is not Kanye.”
Interscope, which is releasing both albums, declined to comment.
“I will drop my album on July 8 in order to clean up the mess 50 made with his new release on July 1,” the Game tells Billboard.com. “I thank all my fans for their support on the new single ‘Pain’ featuring Keyshia Cole.”
G-Unit’s 2003 “Beg For Mercy” has sold 2.7 million units in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while the Game’s 2006 album “Doctor’s Advocate” has sold 969,000 copies.