This spring, Game announced he was back in the studio. Game returned, following a three-year hiatus, in 2011 with The R.E.D. Album. The album debuted on top of the charts and was filled with hits. After the release of the album, many wondered what Game would do next.
In the spring of 2012, Game announced he would release California Republic, a new mixtape with DJ Skee. During the promotion of California Republic, Game revealed he had something else in the works. Coinciding with his “Behind the Music” feature on VH1, Game announced his new album, F.I.V.E. (Fear is Victory’s Evolution).
Months have passed since California Republic was released, yet the mixtape has become the source of tension between Game and Infamous. “Skate On” was said to have been given to Game, by Infamous, in 2010. Game was considering the song for his album, but never used it. When it appeared on the free mixtape without his consent, he filed a lawsuit against Game for $100,000.