California Republic (mixtape)

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California Republic
Mixtape by Game
Released April 5, 2012
Recorded 2011–2012
Genre Hip hop, hardcore hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 97:30
Label Money Gang, The Black Wall Street Records
Producer Cool & Dre, Just Blaze, Infamous, Trey Songz, The Neptunes, Lex Luger, Boi-1da, Tyler, The Creator, Young Yonny, Mars, Tre Beatz, Sam Kalandjian, Cyfyre, King David, SAP, Orlando and Tsass, The Dope Boyz, The Beat Bully
Game chronology
The R.E.D. Album
(2011)
California Republic
(2012)
Jesus Piece
(2012)

California Republic is a mixtape by rapper Game hosted by DJ Skee. The mixtape was released April 5, 2012 in anticipation of Game's upcoming album Jesus Piece,[1] and follows the highly successful mixtape Purp and Patron in 2011.[2] The mixtape features guest appearances by Fat Joe, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, DJ Khaled, Ace Hood, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, French Montana, Slim Thug, Fabolous, Trey Songz, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Pharrell, Shyne, Nipsey Hussle, Teyana Taylor, Young Chris, Ben J, Mysonne, Lyfe Jennings, Drake, Lil Wayne, Mele, Lifestyle, Nobody, Eric Bellinger, Sam Hook, Kid Red, Kobe, Cyssero and Denise Janae.[3] The mixtape contains a number of songs that were originally scheduled to appear on The R.E.D. Album. These include "Bottles and Rockin' J's",[4] "Skate On",[5] "When My Niggas Come Home"[6] and "Roll My Shit".[7]

Production came from Cool and Dre, Just Blaze, Infamous, Trey Songz, The Neptunes, Lex Luger, Boi-1da, Tyler, The Creator, Young Yonny, Mars, Tre Beatz, Sam Kalandjian, Cyfyre, King David, Orlando and Tsass.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "God Speed" (featuring Mele) The Beat Bully 6:09
2. "Red Bottom Boss" (featuring Rick Ross) Just Blaze 3:26
3. "The Drill" (featuring Ace Hood and Meek Mill) Streetrunner 3:55
4. "Hit the J" (featuring Lifestyle) Cool & Dre 3:30
5. "Mean Muggin'" (featuring 2 Chainz and French Montana) Cool & Dre 3:09
6. "Yonkers Freestyle" (featuring Nobody) Tyler, the Creator 2:24
7. "Death Penalty" (featuring Fabolous, Slim Thug and Eric Bellinger) Lex Luger 4:21
8. "Bottles & Rockin' J's (Remix)" (featuring Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Lil Wayne and Teyana Taylor) Lex Luger 5:35
9. "Tonight" (featuring Mele) The Beat Bully 4:28
10. "Greystone" (featuring Fat Joe, Young Chris and Sam Hook) Cool & Dre 3:20
11. "Pussy, Money, Weed" (featuring Kid Red, Lifestyle and Ben J.) Trey Songz 2:55
12. "Gone Ahead" (featuring Mele) Sam Kalandjian 3:20
13. "Now That I'm Paid" (featuring Rick Ross and Mele) Cyfyre 3:41
14. "Skate On" (featuring Lupe Fiasco) Infamous 4:10
15. "When My Niggas Come Home" (featuring Snoop Dogg and Pharrell) The Neptunes 4:32
16. "It Must Be Tough" (featuring Pharrell and Mysonne) The Neptunes 4:22
17. "She Want to Have My Baby" (featuring Trey Songz) Trey Songz 4:21
18. "Come Up" (featuring Lifestyle and Drake) Boi-1da and Arthur McArthur 3:37
19. "Cats and Dogs" (featuring Kobe) King David 5:51
20. "The Logo" (featuring Lifestyle, Atlas and Mele) Tre Beatz 4:12
21. "The Best Revenge" (featuring Lyfe Jennings and Denise Janae) Young Yonny, Orlando and Tsass 3:03
22. "They Don't Want None" (featuring Shyne and Pharrell) The Neptunes 3:41
23. "Bills Is Paid" (featuring Nipsey Hussle and Sam Hook) Mars 5:01
24. "Roll My Shit" (featuring Snoop Dogg and Pharrell) The Neptunes 4:39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Mixtape: Game 'California Republic'". Vibe. 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  2. ^ "The Game Launches 'California Republic' Mixtape | Music News". Rolling Stone. 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  3. ^ K1ng Eljay (2012-04-11). "Mixtape Review: Game’s “California Republic”". AllHipHop.com. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  4. ^ "Rap-Up TV: Game Talks Second Single & Nelly Furtado Collaboration". Rap-Up.com. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  5. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. (2011-06-13). "Game Reveals "Skate On" Collaboration With Lupe Fiasco For "R.E.D. Album" | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  6. ^ "Album Preview: The Game "The R.E.D Room"". Complex. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  7. ^ "Album Preview: The Game "The R.E.D Room"". Complex. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2013-10-21.