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The Game Launches 'California Republic' Mixtape

Hear the new set featuring Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, Drake, Lil Wayne and more

The Game performs during the Supafest Music Festival at Melbourne Showgrounds in Melbourne, Australia.
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April 6, 2012 12:40 PM ET

The Game's sprawling Purp and Patron was one of 2011's hottest mixtapes, a word-of-mouth hit that, according to the rapper, was downloaded over a million times within the first three days of its release. The Game may repeat that success with California Republic, a similarly sprawling mixtape featuring guest verses from Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Drake, Lil Wayne and Pharrell. You can listen to the mixtape at californiarepublicerica.com. The track listing is as follows:

"God Speed" featuring Mele, produced by Tre Beats
"Red Bottom Bass" featuring Rick Ross, produced by Just Blaze
"The Drill" featuring Ace Hood and Meek Mill, produced by Cool & Dre
"Hit the J" featuring Lifestyle, produced by Cool & Dre
"Mean Muggin'" featuring 2 Chainz and French Montana, produced by Cool & Dre
"Yonkers Freestyle Base" featuring Nobody, produced by Tyler, the Creator
"Death Penalty" featuring Fabolous, Eric Bellinger and Slim Thug, produced by Lex Luger
"Bottles & Rockin' J's (Remix)" featuring DJ Khaled, Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Lil Wayne and Teyana Taylor, produced by Lex Luger
"Tonight" featuring Mele, produced by Tre Beats
"Greystone" featuring Fat Joe, Young Chris and Sam Hook, produced by Cool & Dre
"Pussy, Money, Weed" featuring Kid Red, Lifestyle and Ben J, produced by Trigga
"Gone Ahead" featuring Sam Hook, produced Sam Kalandjian
"Now That I'm Paid" featuring Rick Ross and Mele, produced by ?
"Skate On" featuring Lupe Fiasco, produced by Infamous
"When My Niggas Come Home" featuring Pharrell and Snoop Dogg, produced by the Neptunes
"It Must Be Tough" featuring Pharrell and Mysonne, produced by the Neptunes
"She Want to Have My Baby" featuring Trey Songz, produced by Trey Songz
"Come Up" featuring Drake and Lifestyle, produced by Boi 1DA
"Cats and Dogs" featuring Kobe, produced by King David
"The Logo" featuring Lifestyle, Cyssero and Mele, produced by Tre Beats
"The Best Revenge" featuring Lyfe Jennings and Denise Janae, produced by Young Yonny, Orlando and TSASS
"They Don't Want None" featuring Shyne and Pharrell, produced by the Neptunes
"Bills Is Paid" featuring Nispey Hussle and Sam Hook, produced by Mars
"Roll My Shit" featuring Snoop Dogg and Pharrell, produced by the Neptunes

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