West Coast rapper Game knows just how far he’s come in the rap game. The hip-hop veteran has penned a must-read message about his now-legendary The Documentary debut album.

Last night, the Los Angeles native went to Instagram to provide some context behind what ultimately inspired his 2005 debut release.

Never thought I would ever be signing an album or that anyone would ever know the words to anything I wrote…. dreams do come true.. I was a poor kid from Compton… my momma worked at the post office n the money wasn’t enough so she started to make gumbo after she put us to sleep n then she took 20-30 bowls to work with her on the graveyard shift n sold them for $10 dollars to her hungry co-workers cause she knew they’d be hungry on that 4am lunch break… yea she did that while we were sleeping just to put us through private school… while my daddy sold as much heroin as he could to meet her 1/2 on on the bills… my parents were hustlers until cocaine infested COMPTON & took my father from us & pulled him into the streets where he wouldn’t recover until I was a sophomore in Highschool… by then it was too late to save me… I was hangin “CEDAR BLOCK PIRU” by then & that would lead to my lifestyle as a young COMPTON nigga that wanted more than what Rosecrans & Wilmington had to offer… I taught myself how to rap in 4 months, got signed to Dr. Dre & showed @kendricklamar the 2003 Harley truck on gold Dayton’s when we were 2 young Westside niggas that stole bikes just to keep up wit fashion at school…. check my facts.. ask niggas.. I am as advertised… I never faked shit… & I never will.. I earned my place in hip hop history… I carried the West Coast by my mornafuckin self at one point… & 15 years later I’m still selling out shows worldwide… krazy thing is all I ever needed was Wi-Fi & a XBOX… I’m content… my children, my family, my fans & my music…. that’s all I give a fuck about… HOLLA !!! #DrunkButTRILL #ripPIMPC

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A few weeks ago, Game linked up with hip-hop trio Migos.

Studio drip 💧 #CultureShock #WaitForIt #London

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Last month, the hip-hop vet thanked fans for helping him move forward following his dad’s recent death.

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Recently, Game penned a massive open letter about his state of mind following the passing.

The day I laid my father to rest…. the reason I keep posting is because I am very sad & myself, my life & my family have always been shared with my fans & I am thankful for you allowing me to grieve with you. Always know, I am no different than any of you. I am human & when in times like this is when I need you the most. I say that to say…. I am very appreciative for all of you… all the comments, the DM’s, the amount of love & support you’ve all shown me in my time of darkness does not & will not ever go unnoticed or unappreciated. I come to you fully humbled with an entirely different understanding of LIFE, LOVE & DEATH. Some questions I have about how or why will never be answered and that’s something I will have to learn to live with along with the fact that I’ll never see my father again in this lifetime. That last sentence itself could force an ocean of tears down my face but tonite I am all cried out. Simply here to share all that I am with all whom helped me get here. Thank you, sincerely “A lost soul”. #RestInParadiseDaddy

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