The Game is working hard on his new album 1992 which is expected to hit stores on September 30th and feature no guest artists.
After releasing the music video for his first single ‘All Eyez’ featuring Jeremih a couple of days ago, Game has unveiled the official artwork for the album today. The cover is created by famed artist Joe Cool, who was responsible for the iconic artwork for Snoop Dogg’s Doggystle album. The image has symbolic references to the year 1992.
Game explained the concept for the artwork in a lengthy Instagram post:
Hoodmorning (no typo) #1992 cover art [FOR GAME FANS ONLY] by @jo2cool_the_artist is inspired by what was going on in my life, my city & the world when I was 12 years old coming into my teenage years: The Los Angeles Riots, Michael Jordan & the #DreamTeam featured above on my shirt won Olympic Gold… Crips & bloods were both pulling me in both directions & joining one of the gangs was almost a normality for a young African American male growing up in Compton & the surrounding areas of Los Angeles County….. Rodney King getting abused by the cops was an unforgettable incident & caused mass hysteria worldwide & the famous OJ Simpson car chase/trial was a huge worldwide televised situation that racially divided a country…. So these are some of the many topics based around my childhood touched on in this album Thst I wanted to include in the artwork….. I thank @jo2cool_the_artist (most known for doing @SnoopDogg's 1st album cover #DoggyStyle) for pulling off my ideas & putting them into a dream sequence for me…….. I know my REAL FANS have been asking for album artwork & I know you'll all appreciate this as I finish up album & prepare to tour the world & see all of your faces !!!!!! I love & appreciate y'all & im happy to bring this cover to you guys today !!!! #1992 #NOFEATURES #TheBlackWallStreetRecords #eOne #5thAmmendment #BloodMoneyENT
“Crips & bloods were both pulling me in both directions. Joining one of the gangs was almost a normality for a young African American male growing up in Compton & the surrounding areas of Los Angeles County… Rodney King getting abused by the cops was an unforgettable incident & caused mass hysteria worldwide,” he continued.
If you missed it earlier, listen to his latest, controversial song ‘The Sauce’ here.
UPDATE: Reposting the artwork today, Game has announced that the album will release on October 7th.
UPDATE 2: Check out the official track list here.