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DJ Khaled named co-executive producer of Game’s “F.I.V.E.”

By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Only months following the release of L.A.X., Game announced he was working on a new album. Game initially planned to retire following the release of his third album. Due to his popularity and contractual obligations, Game was forced to record more music. Early in 2009, Game announced his next album, The R.E.D. Album, would be released in the closing months of 2009.

At the time, Game was estranged from Dr. Dre and the two albums he released in the meantime were filled with pleas for Dr. Dre to contact him. The high-profile 2005 feud between Game and 50 Cent led to Dr. Dre being forced to cut ties with Game. After nearly begging Dr. Dre for acknowledgement, Game said his next album would be him moving on from both Dr. Dre and 50 Cent.

Like he promised, during the fall of 2009, Game began releasing new music from his The R.E.D. Album, with a few singles gaining popularity. However, once the new music was released Dr. Dre finally reached out to Game and the duo reunited. While the move was good for hip hop, it was bad for Game fans who wanted to hear his new album.

The R.E.D. Album would be released in 2011, as opposed to 2009, forcing Game into a three-year hiatus. Now fresh on the minds of fans, Game recently released his California Republic mixtape and announced his next album, F.I.V.E. (Fear is Victory’s Evolution), which he plans to release this fall. Game has been closely affiliated with the We the Best movement, supporting DJ Khaled since 2007, but DJ Khaled’s movement was largely overlooked by Dr. Dre and Eminem for years.

However, following a sixth consecutive summer of hits, they have caught the attention of Dr. Dre and Game, who is back on good terms with his mentor, is now turning to DJ Khaled with a major task. Via Twitter, Game revealed DJ Khaled would be the co-executive producer of his upcoming album.