In preparation to begin working on the follow-up to his multi-platinum
album The Documentary, rapper The Game recently constructed and opened
a new recording studio complex in Atlantic City as headquarters for Black Wall
Black Wall Street’s main offices are headquartered in Los Angeles
and the rapper is also making plans for other Black Wall Street facilities in
other major markets across the country.
Game (born Jayceon Taylor) centered his recording studio in
Atlantic City, New Jersey after collaborating with Black Wall Street in-house
producer, Nu Jerzey Devil aka Anthony Torres.
"Rap is just a branch on my tree of life," Game told
AllHipHop.com. "I am funding these complexes with my own money. It’s very
reminiscent in concept to what the original Black Wall Street was all about
– doing for yourself."
According to Ron Wallace, co-author of "Black Wall Street:
A Lost Dream Chronicles," the original "Black Wall Street" was
in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The street was in one of the most affluent, segregated African-American
neighborhoods in the United States and flourished from the early 1900’s until
According to "Black Wall Street," the city was destroyed
by race riots brought on by angry white Ku Klux Klan members, who allegedly
destroyed the town on June 1, 1921.
Game’s Black Wall Street East, which is set in the heart of
Atlantic City, is a fully customized state of the art recording studio, which
is serving as the backdrop for the Game’s next album titled The Doctors
Game, who as Jayceon Taylor was a member of the Los Angeles
gang the Bloods, founded The Black Wall Street as an organization and corporation
that is interested in the primary social development and economic advancement
of the Hip-Hop community.
The Atlantic City location is still under construction and features
a studio, two master suites, offices, rooms for in-house living, a recreational
room with pool tables and a classroom, where mentoring programs for pregnant
mothers and children will be established.
The rapper said he hopes to create almost 100 jobs when the
facility is completed. Other facilities will eventually open in New York, Atlanta,
Miami, Detroit, Chicago.
While no release date was available for his album, the rapper
confirmed he was "knee deep" into production on the follow-up to his
blockbuster debut, The Documentary.
"It’s the same format at The Documentary. If it
aint broke don’t fix it," Game stated. "I am still with Dre and I’m
working with some of the best producers."
The rapper/CEO has already recorded and finished tracks with
heavyweight producers like Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Just Blaze and Cool & Dre.
Game said The Doctors Advocate would not suffer without
the appearance of 50 Cent and his former G-Unit group members, with whom a violent
feud erupted just before 50 Cent released his chart-topping album, The Massacre.
"First off, he didn’t write s**t," Game clarified.
"If you listen to The Massacre and The Documentary, it’s
obvious. He didn’t write anything. We would be in the studio bouncing ideas
off of each other creatively, because it’s all about creative empowerment. I
did that for his album too and didn’t ask for anything or take any credit. Now
50 is trying to sign all the street dudes and turn them against me."
The rapper also announced that he is seeking new talent to sign
to his Black Wall Street imprint.
can visit Theblackwallstreet.com
The rapper also
stated his sneaker with 310 Motoring, "Hurricanes by 310," will hit
stores on Dec. 26
The Doctors Advocate does not have a release date at press time.