While the release of his long-awaited 'The R.E.D. Album' is on hold, Game is still dropping new music, this time courtesy of his latest mixtape, 'Purp & Patron.' The project, which was available for download on Monday (Jan. 24) received close to 10,000 downloads soon after it hit the 'Net. Clearly proud of his efforts, Game took to his Twitter page to congratulate himself. "I usually don't even listen to my own music but this Purp & Patron is a f---in problem," he wrote Tuesday (Jan. 25).

The 29-track double disc mixtape features a hefty guest list including the likes of Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, Travis Barker and Rick Ross. A joint effort between Game and longtime collaborator DJ Skee, and hosted by Funkmaster Flex, 'Purp & Patron,' is exceptionally put together, making for the perfect prefix to what fan's can expect on his official album release. Featuring a bevy of radio ready tracks, 'Purp & Patron,' is a prime example of the music magic that can be made, minus the push of a major label.

'Purp & Patron' marks the third mixtape Game has dropped since 2009, releasing 'The R.E.D. Room' and 'Brake Lights,' both in 2010. 'The R.E.D. Album' is expected to drop sometime in 2011. Download the 'Purp & Patron' mixtape here.