The Game sat down with XXL’s Adam Fleischer and revealed the title for his upcoming album. The album which will be his fifth major studio release will be titled FIVE, which creatively will stand for Fear Is Victory’s Evolution. FIVE will be released on Interscope Records and The Game says that he expects Jimmy Iovine to provide the album’s budget within coming weeks. So when can we expect FIVE: Fear Is Victory’s Evolution to be released? Even Game doesn’t know and he says he don’t want to throw any solid dates out there yet.
“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.”
“I’m gonna always come with a dope concept,” he continued. “That’s word to my nigga Nas. I’m a huge fan of Nas, now he’s like my brother in this shit. I’ma always try to keep my albums consistently tied into some kind of concept.”
Read more of The Game’s interview at XXL.