The Game Unveils ‘The Documentary 2′ Album Artwork

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The Game is shaping up to drop his highly-anticipated album The Documentary 2, and it looks like this project was made with the fans in mind. Just from the look of his detailed Instagram post, it seems as if the Compton native’s fans served as the basis for his album.

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The cover art was shot by world-renowned photographer Jonathan Mannion, who Game says captured his first album’s artwork. The “Hate It Or Love It” rapper went on to thank his fans for remaining true throughout his recording process. “To my true fans: it’s been really dope to have you ridin’ with me the last 10 years from the 1st Documentary til now…. I appreciate your loyalty & the patience you have displayed while waiting for me to finish #TheDocumentary2,” he revealed.

The black-and-white image also stands for something deeper, The Game said. In the same Insta-post, the 35-year-old artist stated, “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.” He also expressed his plan to continue the legacy of the West Coast in music following the release of Dr. Dre’s critically-acclaimed compilation Compton, and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly.

To my true fans: it's been really dope to have you ridin' with me the last 10 years from the 1st Documentary til now…. I appreciate your loyalty & the patience you have displayed while waiting for me to finish #TheDocumentary2 & I am proud to give you my album cover shot by legend photographer & director @JonathanMannion (who also shot my 1st album cover) & graphic designer @CeoSelfmade for collaborating with Jonathan to bring such a classic image of me on the bridge in my hood….Cedar Block Piru in westside Compton, California… Everything about the photo shoot made me feel the exact same way I did when we were there 10 years ago & trust me when I say…. 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

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Look out for The Documentary 2 arriving Sept. 25.