Fresh off the highly anticipated release of his sequel to his groundbreaking debut album, The Documentary with The Documentary 2 last fall, Westcoast emcee The Game hasn’t taken much time off and is set to appear an upcoming docu-series based on his hometown of Compton. The series, which will air on A&E is called Streets of Compton.
A three-part series that will air on A&E on June 9th (Parts one and two) and June 16th (Part three) at 10pm EST/PST, it will chronicle the city’s storied history, while also illustrating how the iconic music, culture and style that came out of the area in the 80’s and early 90’s were influenced by the drugs, gangs and political turmoil of the time.
It will feature not only interviews and appearances from the likes of The Game, current and former N.W.A. members DJ Yella and Arabian Prince, Lil Eazy-E and Kendrick Lamar, but also current and former Compton residents such as actress Niece Nash, comedian Paul Rodriguez and emcees MC Eiht, AD, Payso and Problem, as well as Game’s mother Lynette Baker, father G.A. Taylor and manager Cash Jones. Richard Williams, who is the father of Venus and Serena Williams and former Black Panther Robert Johnson are also among the others to make appearances.
To coincide with the three-part docu-series, The Game is also releasing a compilation soundtrack of the same name via his Blood Money Entertainment label on June 17th. With the lead single from the project, the Problem and Boogie-assisted Roped Off, dropping just last week.