The year 2013 was one of transition for West Coast rapper The Game, who began by promoting his fifth studio album, Jesus Piece, which peaked at No. 6 on The Billboard 200 chart, and ended it by releasing a new mixtape titled OKE and signing with a new label, Cash Money Records. The MC and his acclaimed concert backing band, 1500 or Nothin, backed the album with a limited number of U.S. tour dates, but fans oversees had more opportunities to buy tickets.
The Game, born Jayceon Taylor, first became known as a member of 50 Cent's G-Unit crew, but he jumped headlong into superstardom with the release of his 2005 album The Documentary, which was executive produced by West Coast rap legend Dr. Dre and sold more than 5 million copies. Game exited Dr. Dre's Aftermath label for his follow-up album, 2006's Doctor's Advocate, but that didn't stop him from again hitting No. 1 on the album chart. His chart success continued with 2008's LAX, which reached No. 2 on the chart, and 2011's The R.E.D. Album, which returned him to the top of The Billboard 200.