Game is still riding the wave of his latest album, The R.E.D. Album, as he’s getting ready to drop a video for the Kendrick Lamar-assisted “The City.” Even so, he’s prepping a new mixtape for later this month, and already has his sights set on his next album, which he told XXLMag.com will be called F.I.V.E.: Fear Is Victory’s Evolution.
“The meaning behind that is like—me as a rapper, you as a journalist, Kobe as a basketball player—you gotta be afraid to do something, or have those butterflies in your stomach,” he explained about the title. “We all get that feeling. Before you did your first interview, you probably was like, ‘Damn, I don’t want to ask the wrong questions. I want to do this right.’ Me, before I wrote my first rap, or the first time I was in the booth. Fear. But then fear is victory’s evolution. After a while, you become a dope journalist, I become a dope rapper, Kobe is Kobe. You achieve and you pass over that fear. Now it ain’t fear; it’s just victory. It’s victory of all.”