This is a mega-album with features from many of the biggest in the game (no pun intended). In production for many years, Game attributed the delay of the album’s release to his desire to spend more time with his family. Fortunately, The R.E.D. Album was worth the wait.
Read ahead for an overview of the album and what you should expect from each song.
1. “Dr. Dre Intro” Performed by Dr. Dre
2. “The City” Feat. Kendrick Lamar
This song has a real funky beat; it’s a techno song mixed with gospel-like singing. Combine this production with Game‘s hardcore rapping style, and you have a pretty cool track.
Kendrick Lamar comes in with a verse that he raps very fast; the back-and-forth between Game and Lamar is outstanding.
3. “Drug Test” Feat. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Sly
On a positive note, Snoop Dogg‘s verse is refreshing for those of us who were starting to think the auto-tuned, party song Snoop was here to stay. He proved that he can still rap with this one.
4.”Martians Vs. Goblins” Feat. Lil Wayne & Tyler the Creator
Game comes in for some pretty sick verses on this track; Wayne does the hook to perfection; Tyler comes in with a unique verse of his own. Put all this together with a gritty and intense beat and you have a real banger. The title originates from Wayne calling himself a Martian, and Tyler’s album, Goblin.
5. “Red Nation” Feat. Lil Wayne
The popular techno song “Zombie Nation” is sampled in this track, which mixes perfectly in this track. The rapping of Game is strong on this one and Wayne‘s verse isn’t too bad considering it’s Lil Wayne.
6. “Dr. Dre Pt. 1” Performed by Dr. Dre
7. “Good Girls Gone Bad” Feat. Drake
This is a story of how Game responds to certain situations. A twilight-like production with Game rapping great as usual. A solid but short track.
10. “Heavy Artillery” Feat. Rick Ross & Beanie Sigel
Not a big fan of Rick Ross, who takes the first verse; afterward, Game picks it up and saves the track. For those who don’t know who Beanie Sigel is—his rapping sounds a lot like Ice Cube, which goes well with this track.
11. “Paramedics” Feat. Young Jeezy
I really like the beat on the song, it’s fast and sounds like a beating heart. Young Jeezy brings some good energy to the song, rapping much faster than usual. This song definitely has faster energy than the rest.
12. “Speakers On Blast” Feat. Big Boi & E-40
Switching up his normal flow, Game sounds more like Andre 3000 on this track. This is fitting considering he is rapping with OutKast member Big Boi. The song sounds really good, especially when E-40 brings in his special flow.
14. “All The Way Gone” Feat. Mario & Wale
15. “Pot Of Gold” Feat. Chris Brown
A different style than most people usually hear from Game, this song is actually pretty good. Game talks about the mistakes he’s made and his plans for the future.
16. “Dr. Dre Pt. 2” Performed by Dr. Dre
This is another narrative of Game‘s life, telling of his decision to join the Bloods when all his family were Crips.
17. “All I Know“
This is just a normal track: not too awesome production and average rapping by Game. Nothing special on this one.
18. “Born In The Trap“
19. “Mama Knows” feat. Nelly Furtado
20. “California Dream“
This song is dedicated to his kids. Game raps on this one and it is reminiscent of his documentary. Overall, it’s a good song with decent production.
21. “Dr. Dre Outro” Performed by Dr. Dre
“I’m The King“:
A great track from Game. He switches up his style a few times. The production is pretty unique with a little bit of a chill yet also gritty feel.