Game Unveils Cover Art For “1992” Album

By Staff  |  08/17/2016

The Game - 1992

The Game is taking fans back to 1992, with the upcoming release of his new album carrying the 1992 title.

This week, the Compton rapper unveiled the cover art for the project on Instagram, which was created by famed artist Joe Cool, which features symbolic references to the year.

"[It] 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," Game wrote. "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," he added. "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. "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."

#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

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1992 is slated for release Sept. 30. Game says the album will have no features, aside from Jeremih on the bonus track "All Eyez."