The Game has been flying solo ever since his departure from G-Unit years ago. But now the West Coast emcee says that he plans to join Cash Money Records after the release of his forthcoming project, The R.E.D. Album.
In a recent interview with XXL, The Compton rapper, who owes Interscope Records one more album under their current contract, explained that after the release of his next album, he plans to work out a joint deal with Cash Money and his own Black Wall Street Records.
“We been playing with the idea of going over to Cash Money or trying to marry that and Black Wall Street,” he explained. “So, we’ll figure it out before the end of the day. I definitely think that’s where I’ll probably end up. Cause they winning, they want to win and I been winning and want to continue to win.”
The Game has had ties with Cash Money for several years, having collaborated on a number of songs with Young Money chief Lil Wayne. The Game also talked about his friendship with the Cash Money CEO (“I talk to Baby every day”) and revealed that he and Birdman became friends before the release of his 2005 debut album, The Documentary, when he used to travel to New Orleans to visit his son’s godfather, NBA player Baron Davis.
A deal between The Game and Cash Money would no doubt further cement the YMCMB crew as the premier crew of hip-hop and could potentially reignite the Compton rapper’s once white-hot career. Only time and cash money will tell.
The Game’s The R.E.D. Album hits stores on Aug. 23. –nicholas robinson