The Game Takes Listeners Back to '1992' on New Album: Listen
The Game has kept quite the busy schedule since releasing The Documentary 2 (which hit No. 2 on the Billboard 200) last year, from announcing the new mobile app game Block Wars and dropping a soundtrack album of the same name, to exchanging diss tracks with Meek Mill in their on-going feud. Back with his newest studio album --1992, which he released on Fri. (Oct. 14) -- The Game delivers a 13-track experience that uncovers the highs and lows of the Compton MC's life during that year.
The cover art for the album shows a young man in a tug-of-war battle, with men on one side dressed in blue, and the other side dressed in red, a battle The Game faced during his younger days growing up in the city of Compton. "Ask yourself: What color is the flag?", a voice says in the beginning of "True Colors/It's On." "Think about it! We picked red and blue. What's left? White. Damn right, n---a. We killing each other, homie."
The album only hosts one feature, from Jeremih, on the bonus track "All Eyez". 1992 also reveals The Wu-Tang Clan as an early influence on The Game ("I Grew Up On Wu-Tang"), and references the 2Pac-starring '92 crime film Juice, which followed a group of Harlem teens growing up around violence, and the daily struggles they face -- an apparent theme on The Game's latest LP.
Listen to The Game's 1992 below.