Mark your calendars. A decade after releasing his seminal debut, The Game will drop his sixth album The Documentary 2.
He had originally planned to release it earlier in his career. “I feel like I could’ve released it after The Documentary, but 10 years later seems perfectly fine,” said Game. “It’s my sixth album, my sixth solo album, and I think that the 10th anniversary is huge. And so why not put it out 10 years later?”
The release date coincides with the birthday of his oldest son Harlem, who appeared on the original Documentary cover. “The actual Documentary 2 is going to drop on my son’s birthday, June 30, ’cause I think it’s big. It’s kinda perfect timing,” said Game.
His children continue to serve as motivation. “I use my kids for energy. I look at them and I go out and we’ll be talking about The Documentary 30th anniversary if I use them for the fuel and the motivation. I love my kids dearly. Being a father, that’s my calling.”
In an interview with Power 106’s “The Cruz Show,” Game revealed that he is “about 90 percent” done with the album and has logged studio time with Kanye West, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, Just Blaze, and Scott Storch, who all contributed to his 2005 debut.
He’s confident about his growth as an MC throughout the years. “I listen to my first album and everybody thinks it’s so amazing, but I think I’m better than that. I listen to it and I hear all the flaws in the young me, and I’m like, ‘Man, I would’ve never did this song like that today.'”