After the success of his star studded chart topping double albums, The Documentary 2 and 2.5, The Game will hit the small screen, with a 3-part docu-series about the history of Compton on A&E, followed by the release of a new 11-track companion project of the same name. The series titled Streets of Compton premieres parts one and two on Thursday, June 9 at 9PM and 10PM ET/PT and the third and final hour on Thursday, June 16 at 10PM ET/PT. The brand new docu-series will feature exclusive new music from The Game’s companion project, due out on June 17th.
The series will detail how Compton went from a predominantly white, conservative suburb of Los Angeles in the 1950s to ground zero for notorious gangs the Pirus, the Crips and Sureños in the 1980s. The docu-series will also illustrate how the iconic music, culture and style that came out of the area in the ’80s and early ’90s were influenced by the drugs, gangs and political turmoil of the time.
Additional exclusive interviews with current and former Compton residents include actress Niecy Nash, comedian Paul Rodriguez, Lil Eazy-E, DJ Yella, Arabian Prince, MC Eiht, Problem, The Game’s parents, Venus and Serena Williams’ father Richard Williams, former Black Panther Robert Johnson and more.
Moreover, the accompanying 11-track Streets of Compton companion project sees The Game recruits League of Stars and Bongo among other producers and guest features by fellow Compton artists Problem, Boogie, J3, Payso, Micah, AD, Av and more. Check out the lead single, Roped Off here, and the artwork for the compilation below.