Only a few short days after releasing his new song “Sauce” ft. DJ Khaled, The Game has released some new heat. This time it’s not music, but the impressive cover art for his upcoming 1992 album.

For The Game’s past two albums, Documentary 2 and Year of the Wolf, he held art contests for graphic designers to submit their best work and ideas for the album covers, and eventually a lucky fan was chosen as the winner.

For the 1992 album, The Game changed the game a bit. The album cover was created by Joe Cool, who is most known for the cover art for Snoop Dogg’s, Doggystyle, album.

The Game took to Instagram to explain the artwork in detail. More specifically, Game was 12 years old in 1992, which was also the year the famous OJ Simpson car chase and trial took place, Rodney King got brutally beaten by police officers, which led to the LA Riots, and Michael Jordan and the DreamTeam won gold at the Olympics. The Game experienced all these incidents in real time at such a young age, in addition to the influence of gangs and which one to join. The Game explained this is just a taste of the topics discussed on 1992, but the cover art is a gift to fans that have been requesting it.

 

#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

A photo posted by The Game (@losangelesconfidential) on Aug 16, 2016 at 12:45pm PDT