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To my true fans: it's been really dope to have you ridin' with me the last 10 years from the 1st Documentary til now…. I appreciate your loyalty & the patience you have displayed while waiting for me to finish #TheDocumentary2 & I am proud to give you my album cover shot by legend photographer & director @JonathanMannion (who also shot my 1st album cover) & graphic designer @CeoSelfmade for collaborating with Jonathan to bring such a classic image of me on the bridge in my hood….Cedar Block Piru in westside Compton, California… Everything about the photo shoot made me feel the exact same way I did when we were there 10 years ago & trust me when I say…. This album is better than my 1st for more than a few reasons…. But you don't have to take my word for it because you will see for yourself when it drops October 9th 2015 !!!! After Kendrick dropped his album, then Dr. Dre dropped #Compton then the movie doing 100 million after just 2 weeks….. This album will add to my cities continuous legacy !!!! I'm proud to be from #COMPTON & I wish #EazyE was alive to see us flourish yet again…… We on !!! This album cover represents the struggle to stay alive in a city where CRIPS & BLOODS have been at war since 1972 & it's because of you "THE FANS" I will again get to give you my documented accounts of life here in Los Angeles …. October 9th history will be made again #TheDocumentary2

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The Game is gearing up for the sequel to his critically-acclaimed debut album, The Documentary. Slated for a September 25th release, the Compton rapper previewed his album cover, which was shot in black and white. Stay tuned for the highly anticipated release! [Rap-Up]

Though Maino just released King of Brooklyn 3 earlier this month, his grind isn’t coming to a halt anytime soon. The Brooklyn rapper lays down a few bars over Dr. Dre‘s “What’s The Difference.” Listen to the track here. [Hip-Hop N More]

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