California Republic (mixtape)

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California Republic
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Mixtape by
ReleasedApril 5, 2012
Recorded2010–2012
GenreHip hop, hardcore hip hop, gangsta rap
Length97:30
LabelMoney Gang, The Black Wall Street Records
ProducerCool & Dre, Infamous, StreetRunner, Trey Songz, The Neptunes, Lex Luger, Arthur McArthur, Boi-1da, The Beat Bully, Young Yonny, Mars, Tre Beatz, Trigga, Sam Kalandjian, King David, SAP, Orlando and Tsass, The Dope Boyz
Game chronology
The R.E.D. Album
(2011)
California Republic
(2012)
Jesus Piece
(2012)

California Republic is the thirteenth mixtape by rapper Game hosted by DJ Skee. The mixtape was released April 5, 2012 in anticipation of Game's upcoming fifth album,[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, Infamous, StreetRunner, Trey Songz, The Neptunes, Lex Luger, Boi-1da, The Beat Bully, Young Yonny, Mars, Tre Beatz, Sam Kalandjian, King David, Orlando and Tsass.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)/Original instrumentalLength
1."God Speed" (featuring Mele)The Beat Bully6:09
2."Red Bottom Boss" (featuring Rick Ross)"Lord Knows" by Drake3:26
3."The Drill" (featuring Ace Hood and Meek Mill)Streetrunner3:55
4."Hit the J" (featuring Lifestyle)Cool & Dre3:30
5."Mean Muggin'" (featuring 2 Chainz and French Montana)SAP3:09
6."Yonkers Freestyle" (featuring Nobody)"Yonkers" by Tyler, the Creator2:24
7."Death Penalty" (featuring Fabolous, Slim Thug and Eric Bellinger)Lex Luger4:21
8."Bottles & Rockin' J's (Remix)" (featuring Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Lil Wayne and Teyana Taylor)Lex Luger5:35
9."Tonight" (featuring Mele)Tre Beatz and The Beat Bully4:28
10."Greystone" (featuring Fat Joe, Young Chris and Sam Hook)The Dope Boyz3:20
11."Pussy, Money, Weed" (featuring Kid Red, Lifestyle and Ben J.)Trigga2:55
12."Gone Ahead" (featuring Mele)Sam Kalandjian3:20
13."Now That I'm Paid" (featuring Rick Ross and Mele)"I Am The Streets" by Trae tha Truth featuring Rick Ross, Lloyd & The Game3:41
14."Skate On" (featuring Lupe Fiasco)Infamous4:10
15."When My Niggas Come Home" (featuring Snoop Dogg and Pharrell)The Neptunes4:32
16."It Must Be Tough" (featuring Pharrell and Mysonne)The Neptunes4:22
17."She Want to Have My Baby" (featuring Trey Songz)Trey Songz4:21
18."Come Up" (featuring Lifestyle and Drake)Boi-1da and Arthur McArthur3:37
19."Cats and Dogs" (featuring Kobe)King David5:51
20."The Logo" (featuring Lifestyle, Atlas and Mele)Tre Beatz4:12
21."The Best Revenge" (featuring Lyfe Jennings and Denise Janae)Young Yonny, Orlando and Tsass3:03
22."They Don't Want None" (featuring Shyne and Pharrell)The Neptunes3:41
23."Bills Is Paid" (featuring Nipsey Hussle and Sam Hook)Mars5:01
24."Roll My Shit" (featuring Snoop Dogg)The Neptunes4:39

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.