Royalty issues may prevent Game's new album from release

If you loved The Game‘s The R.E.D. Mixtape (the warm-up for eagerly anticipated The R.E.D. Album), you may want to do some jumping jacks or something to keep your pulse racing. It turns out the LA rapper’s next album may be pushed back for a while, according to Prefix Magazine.

The Game, who is still very much alive, is a victim of collateral damage stemming from a lawsuit by Desperado Entertainment. The actual defendants in the suit are Aftermath Records, Interscope, Universal Music Group, and Dr. Dre’s ARY, Inc., each of whom Desperado claims owes the company royalties generated by Game’s three solo releases.  So far, Desperado hasn’t actual laid out any demands, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, they are asking for an immediate $275,000 “advance” payment for the album’s release.  Neither the labels or Dre’s ARY have made statements regarding the case.

Pending postponement, The R.E.D. Album is still due August 24th via Aftermath/Star Trak/Interscope. We’ll keep you updated regarding the court case and the album’s future.


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