Last Friday, the Game dropped the sequel to his 2005 landmark debut The Documentary. Today, he's got the sort-of sequel to the sequel.
The Documentary 2.5 is actually the second disc for the Compton rapper's first double-album, and this is definitely a case of "had to be a double album because it was so damn long" rather than a marketing scheme. A quick breakdown:
The Documentary 2:
–features from Kanye West, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Future, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, will.i.am, Diddy, Ab-Soul, Q-Tip and more
–production from the Mekanics, will.i.am, Mike WiLL Made-It, Boi-1da, Kanye West and more
The Documentary 2.5:
–features from Lil Wayne, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Travis Barker, Skrillex, Ty Dolla $ign, E-40, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock
–production from DJ Mustard, Travis Barker, the Alchemist, Bangladesh and more.
Announcing the double-album on Instagram in September, the Game wrote:
"Proud to announce to my fans the REASON it took so long to get this album to you... Because it's a MOTHAFUCKIN' 'DOUBLE DISC' !!!!! In a world where labels punk artists to keep their albums down to 10-12 songs... I don't give a fuck so because 2 of my favorite artists in 2Pac & Notorious B.I.G. put out dope double albums... I figured 10 years into an iconic career I'd give my fans the opportunity to have one from me...... The reason one is a red bandana & a blue bandana is to bring awareness to the '100 Days 100 Nights' & on going Crip & Blood epidemic that has plagued my city recently & in the past.... & really explained to the world how things like this occur & have occurred since 1970 when gang bangin' was created in Los Angeles & its surrounding cities & hoods..... The albums are very lyrical & descriptive as well as dope production wise & Dr. Dre approved..... This is AFTERMATH !!! & I cannot wait til you guys get these albums... Disc one is available now for pre-order just CLICK THE LINK in my bio.... & will drop October 9th in stores & on iTunes..... Disc 2 will be available shortly & will drop in stores & on iTunes the following week on October 16th !!!!!! I put everything I had into making this album#CLASSIC & I appreciate you guys for the love & support & definitely your patience with me completing this album - The Game"