West Coast rhyme slinger the Game fifth and potentially final studio album, Jesus Piece, is his last under contract to Jimmy Iovine’s Interscope Records. It appears the Compton wordsmith may take his talents to South Florida. While the “Celebration” rapper was a former high school basketball player, he’s not pulling a LeBron James “decision” move, though.
“This is my last studio album on Interscope,” Game told host Sway, who also had Swizz Beatz on the infamous red couch. “I talked to Ross the other day, shout-out to MMG, Wale and Meek Mill, they started off the MMG Tour in Penn State. I rocked with them onstage and I was talking to Ross, and Ross was like, ‘What’s up with that last album?’ and I’m like, ‘You know, it’s the last album.’ And he was like, ‘Nah, never mind, Jimmy ain’t gonna let you go.’ So that and talking to Baby and Weezy two, three times a week, you know, it’s cool. I kinda feel like a free agent in the league.”
Known for his tough talk on wax, Game expressed humility in still having support from the fans although he feels like he could have been a larger artist if he had compromised his art. “I feel like my career would have been a little more successful or a little bit bigger if I had sold out, if I didn’t speak my mind, I wasn’t down for that.”
Fans can expect Jesus Piece on the shelves on December 11.
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