New Game Album Pushed Back to Late Summer

The Game's highly anticipated sophomore album The Doctor's Advocate is slated to hit stores in late summer.

The project, which the rapper referred to as "my masterpiece," has been pushed back a number of times.

"My second album is the highest anticipated record coming out this year and I've been spending long hours in the studio to make sure it's a classic," Game told in a statement.

The Doctor's Advocate will be the follow-up to the rapper's multiplatinum debut The Documentary, which has sold more than four million units.

According to Game, the album's postponement is a result of a slate of new ventures, including a role in the upcoming film Waist Deep and new color lines for his Hurricane sneaker.

Waist Deep, also starring Tyrese Gibson, tells the story of an ex-con named O2 (Gibson) who tries to go straight for the sake of his son after being released from prison.

When O2's son is kidnapped by a crime leader named Meat (The Game), O2 resorts to breaking the law to get him back.

The movie, directed by Vondie Curtis Hall, also stars Larenz Tate as O2's cousin Wanna Be and Meagan Good as a hustler named Coco.

Waist Deep opens in theaters on June 23.

A release date for The Doctor's Advocate has yet to be confirmed.