The Game is set to release what might be his most personal project yet with his 1992 mixtape.
He released the cover art for the project with some of his memories from the year 1992, when he was 12 years old. He shows OJ Simpson’s police chase and the police beating Rodney King. He also shows himself as a young man wearing a Michael Jordan “Dream Team” T-shirt being pulled by the Bloods and Crips.
The artwork is done by Joe Cool, who was released from prison the year that The Game is honoring. He did the iconic cover for Snoop Dogg’s DoggyStyle album and, in 2013, explained to HipHopDX the significance of the project.
“I didn’t think it would be iconic, man,” he said. “And then when it sold as many as it sold, and I seen my shit up there, it just gave me…like damn. I can’t believe it. My artwork is out there, ’cause Snoop let it come. He gave me the opportunity, man. He got me a little bit of 15 minutes of fame up in the world. It’s been 20 years, man. He gave me that opportunity. Man I love him for it.”
The Game’s 1992 project does not have a public release date, but is said to have no features and be produced by Bongo, who did multiple tracks for his Documentary 2 and Documentary 2.5 albums.
Check out The Game’s post for the 1992 cover art below: