The label status of Compton rapper the Game has been the subject of speculation after the chart-topping rapper broke from 50 Cent’s G-Unit camp to remain a solo artist on Dr. Dre’s Aftermath/Interscope imprint.
While representatives for both the Game and Interscope refused to comment, sources told AllHipHop.com that Game is in the process of re-negotiating a deal for his own Black Wall Street Record label through Interscope.
Although Game is allegedly forming his own imprint, at press time, he is expected to continue his work with mentor Dr. Dre, the legendary producer who founded Aftermath after leaving Death Row over business disputes and creative differences with Marion “Suge” Knight.
Dr. Dre’s production talents will be featured on Game’s upcoming album The Doctor’s Advocate, which was scheduled to be released on June 6 but has since been pushed back.
Other producers featured on the album include Kanye West, Scott Storch, Cool & Dre, Timbaland, and Just Blaze.
As an Aftermath artist, Game released his platinum-selling critically acclaimed debut The Documentary with the assistance of 50 Cent and his G-Unit collective. The album produced several hits, including “Hate It or Love It,” “How We Do,” and “Dreams.”
In March 2005, the two rappers’ relationship turned sour over credit for The Documentary.
A man associated with Game suffered minor gunshot wounds in front of Hot 97’s New York offices after both rappers appeared on rival radio stations taunting each other.
The Game and 50 Cent publicly ended their dispute later that month at a press conference.
The pair also donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to various charities.
The tension soon flared up again on mixtapes, in interviews, and at various concerts, where the two artists took jabs at each other, prompting Game to launch a nationwide “G-Unot” campaign.
On Aftermath’s official site, Game is still listed on the label’s roster, along with Busta Rhymes, Eve, Eminem, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, and Stat Quo.