(AllHipHop News) Compton rapper Game, who was recently granted an appeal in an ongoing $5 million defamation case, spoke with XXL and announced the title of his fifth studio album, F.I.V.E. (Fear Is Victory's Evolution), as well as the significance behind its name.
"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. 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.’"
He continued, "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."
Although no release date has been confirmed, expect Game's fifth studio album F.I.V.E. (Fear Is Victory's Evolution) to drop later this year.
Game will next be seen in the music video for his The R.E.D. Album track "The City", which features Kendrick Lamar.