The Game releases 'Brake Lights' mixtape with DJ Skee
When I interviewed Game in early June for a forthcoming story in the print edition, he assured me that he would make the July release date for "The R.E.D. Album." That month has come and gone and Jayceon Taylor still lacks a concrete time line for the roll-out of his much-delayed fourth studio record.
In the interim, he's continued to record at his typically breakneck pace -- issuing the "Brake Lights" mixtape in conjunction with his longtime partner DJ Skee. Like the pair's recent "The Red Room" mixtape, Game has wrangled a star-studded cast, including Busta Rhymes, Nas, Akon, Rick Ross, T.I., Robin Thicke and Snoop Dogg.
In typical Game fashion, the subject matter stays bent toward classic West Coast gangsta themes: gang-banging, fast cars and faster women. Of course, it also concerns his favorite topic: the Game himself.
For those nostalgic for the summers of old when Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg owned the dial, this is one of the better substitutes around. A nice complement to Freddie Gibbs' recent "Str8 Killa No Filla" mixtape and proof that even if his album's delays could drive a sane person to repeat "red rum," the Game's still on.
Download: (via XXL)
ZIP: The Game -- "Brake Lights" mixtape (left click)
-- Jeff Weiss