Published Aug 28, 2015The Game has been plotting a sequel to his 2005 album The Documentary for a while, and now he's finally shared some details. The Documentary 2 is slated to arrive on September 25.
The rapper announced the release date in an Instagram post in which he also unveiled the album cover. That's what it looks like above. The image was captured in the Game's California hometown of Compton by photographer Jonathan Mannion, who also shot the cover of the first Documentary album.
In his statement on Instagram, the Game promised that this will be better than the original Documentary album and that it would add to the legacy of Compton hip-hop. He wrote:
This album is better than my 1st for more than a few reasons.... But you don't have to take my word for it because you will see for yourself when it drops SEPTEMBER 25TH 2015 !!!! After Kendrick dropped his album, then Dr. Dre dropped #Compton then the movie doing 100 million after just 2 weeks..... This album will add to my cities continuous legacy !!!! I'm proud to be from #COMPTON & I wish #EazyE was alive to see us flourish yet again...... We on !!! This album cover represents the struggle to stay alive in a city where CRIPS & BLOODS have been at war since 1972 & it's because of you "THE FANS" I will again get to give you my documented accounts of life here in Los Angeles .... SEPTEMBER 25TH history will be made again #TheDocumentary2
The album's tracklist hasn't yet been unveiled, so we're not sure if it will include recent singles like the Drake-assisted "100," the Meek Mill-aided "The Soundtrack," or the Dej Loaf-featuring, lawsuit-inspiring "Ambitionz of a Rida." Hear those songs below, and stay tuned for more details about The Documentary 2 to arrive in due course.
It's worth pointing out that this isn't the first time the Game has given The Documentary 2 a release date. Exactly a year ago, he said that it would be out on January 18 (which would have been exactly a decade since the original album).