[artist id="1340778"]The Game[/artist] didn't know that [artist id="1231683"]Justin Timberlake[/artist] was such an admirer of his music. But when JT revealed as much at a chance meeting in the studio, the singer wound up [article id="1628190"]appearing on "Ain't No Doubt About It,"[/article] the first single from the Compton MC's [article id="1636001"]R.E.D. Album.[/article]
"We was just in the studio, me and Pharrell, working," Game said of the collaboration. "We already had the hook written, and Pharrell performed it himself. But Justin Timberlake walked in, and he was like, 'What's this? The song's dope.' I was like, 'It's that new song, Game featuring Justin Timberlake.' He started laughing. And I was like, 'I'm serious.' He was like, 'That'll be dope. I'm a fan.' I was like, 'Justin Timberlake listens to the Game?' He was like, 'The Doctor's Advocate was crazy.' He didn't even say The Documentary. He said, 'The Doctor's Advocate was crazy. I liked "Ol' English." ' He started vibing, then he went in and killed it. He was gone. It was like he was never there. He's fast too. He knew exactly what to do. And his vocal arrangement was crazy. He got in and got out."
Game said the only way he does collaborations for his LP is if he and his guest are actually in the studio together. He's not too much into e-mailing verses.
"Nothing on my album happens not in the same room," he explained. "If you're on my album, that means we got it in. I do things the old way of hip-hop. I don't believe in flying things over the Net: send it to you, you get it back to me. I'd rather just not have that person a part of my project. No love lost. That's just not how I get down."
The R.E.D. Album comes out June 15. Game has the prelude, [article id="1637773"]The Red Room mixtape[/article], out right now. The [article id="1637937"]video for the tape's track "Shake"[/article] debuted exclusively on MTVNews.com.
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