1992 - The Game

The Game’s 8th studio album features a distinctively old-school sound bolstered by its heavy sampling of classic tracks ranging from the soulful “Inner City Blues” by Marvin Gaye to Ice-T’s hard-hitting street anthem “Colors” and even Wu-Tang Clan’s 1994 smash-hit “C.R.E.A.M.,” amongst many others. The title is a reference to the 1992 L.A. riots, and commemorates a pivotal year for Game. It was the year he became a gang member, and is packed full of autobiographical content, with stories surrounding his Blood status in a predominantly Crip family, and how he came to be part of the gang in the first place. Game spoke about the album and it’s cover art on an Instagram post: 1992 Cover art 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 That I wanted to include in the artwork. The album cover was designed by Darryl “Joe Cool” Daniel, the same person who created the album art for Snoop Dogg’s debut album Doggystyle.
Distribution of songs on 1992 by producer