The Documentary 2 is the sixth studio album by American rapper The Game. The album is the sequel to The Game’s debut album The Documentary (2005). The Documentary 2 is a double album that was released as two separate discs one week apart. The Documentary 2, the first disc, was released on October 9, 2015, by Blood Money Entertainment and eOne Music. The album features guest appearances from Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Q-Tip, Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Drake, Dej Loaf, Future, Jelly Roll and Kanye West, among others.
The Documentary 2.5, the second disc, was released on October 16, 2015. The album also features will.i.am, along with other guest appearances from Nas, Busta Rhymes, E-40, Scarface, DJ Quik, Lil Wayne, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, YG, Problem, Skrillex, and Ty Dolla $ign, among others.
The three-disc collector’s edition of The Documentary 2 was released on January 22, 2016. The bonus disc features guest appearances from Trey Songz and Meek Mill.
The album was supported by the singles “100” featuring Drake and “El Chapo” with Skrillex.
In June 2015, in an interview with Power 106, The Game said that the album was about 90% done, and that he had been waiting on Dr. Dre to get back from vacation, so he could finish the album. He said that his children were his motivation to finish the album, and spoke about being confident on his growth as a rapper: “I listened to my first album and everybody thinks it’s so amazing, but I think I’m better than that. I listened to it and heard all of the flaws of the young me, and I’m like, ‘Man I would have never done this song like that today.'”
According to The Game, Dr. Dre was excited about the album and called The Documentary 2 the best rap album in five years. On July 21, 2015, The Game revealed that Diddy said The Documentary 2 is “his best album yet”.