May 07, 2008 09:18:12 GMT
The rapper reveals the story behind his upcoming album and new song to the press while shooting the music video for his latest single.
Rapper The Game recently has revealed some details about his upcoming album "L.A.X." and also about his new single "Pain". Game shared his story to MTV news while he was shooting the music video for his latest single.
About his upcoming album, to be released on July 8, the rapper said that the third album will be his step forward on becoming a hip-hop legend. "It's my third album," Game said to MTV. "I dropped the first album, classic. Came back with 'Doctor's Advocate', classic. Its number three on my road to being a hip-hop legend. All my favorite rappers are legends, and I want nothing more than to be considered among the top, elite MCs."
He also told the reason he gave his new album the title L.A.X. saying, "I decided on L.A.X. because that's the major airport here. I figured people fly into LAX coming and going. I consider myself like that airport, because anything coming through and leaving California gotta come through me."
Meanwhile, on "Pain", in which he collaborated with Keyshia Cole, Game explained that the song tells about the rapper's tribute to his favorite artists. It can be seen from one of the lines on the lyrics that said, "Public Enemy and N.W.A is on my boombox. Had to say, 'Today Was a Good Day' had the 'hood buzzin'/ Ice Cube my favorite rapper/ Y'all n---as can't tell me nothin'/ Everybody's first bootleg was Boyz N Da Hood "
Moreover, Game also told about the reason he took Keyshia for a collaboration stating, "Me and Keyshia came up around the same time. We always wanted to get in the studio together but never had the chance because both our careers took off at the same time. She blew to superstar status on the R&B side. I blew up on the rap side. I knew she would come in and kill it. And she did."