The Game

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The Game (born Jayceon Terrell Taylor, 29.11.1979)

The Game is an American rapper. His album, The Documentary, propelled his initial rise to fame and he has since received two Grammy Award nominations.

The Game: Childhood

The Game was born in Los Angeles and raised in Compton, California. When he became involved in gang activity, The Game was initially a member of The Crips, but soon swapped allegiance to their rival gang, The Bloods.

Taylor attended Compton High School and won a basketball scholarship to Washington State University but was expelled in his first term, after being caught with drugs. He turned to street culture at this point and looked up to his brother, 'Big Fase 100', who was the leader of the Cedar Block Pirus gang.

The Game: Musical Career

The Game, along with his brother, Big Fase 100, founded Black Wall Street Records. They released records by the likes of Vita, Glasses Malone and Nu Jerzey Devil. In 2002, The Game released his first mixtape, entitled 'You Know What It Is Vol.1.'

Later in 2002, The Game signed a deal with Get Low Recordz. He later signed a deal with Dr Dre's Aftermath Entertainment in 2003. The Game's debut album, Untold Story, was released in 2004 and sold in excess of 300,000 copies in the first three months on sale. 'You Know What It Is Vol. 2' was released on his own label.

In order to create a buzz around a number of their hip-hop artists, Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, of Aftermath Entertainment arranged for The Game to work with 50 Cent and G-Unit. The Game's first appearance on Aftermath was on Jim Jones' 'Certified Gangstas.' This was followed by his own single, 'Westside Story.' The Game was known to have a number of feuds with artists such as Ja Rule, Memphis Bleek and Lloyd Banks.

In 2005, The Game released The Documentary. The original title, Nigga Wit' An Attitude Volume 1 was changed, after Easy-E's widow objected to the use of N.W.A.'s name. The Documentary spawned hits such as 'How We Do' and 'Hate It Or Love It.'

The Game departed from Aftermath Entertainment, because of his feud with 50 Cent and the G-Unit crew. He released his second album, Doctor's Advocate on Geffen Records, in November 2006. This album was created without the help of Dr. Dre or 50 Cent but still went to number one in the US album charts and sold more than 358,000 copies in its first week alone.

The Game's third album, L.A.X. featured the single 'Game's Pain.' In July 2008, an announcement was made to the press that The Game would be joining Westside Connection, along with Ice Cube and WC.

The game: Personal Life

The Game has a son, Harlem Caron Taylor (b. 2003). He was set to marry Valeisha Butterfield, the actress daughter of Congressman G.K. Butterfield. However, in June 2006, the engagement was called off.

The Game's second son, King Justice (b. 2007) was born to Tiffany Webb.

The Game has had a number of ongoing public feuds. Amongst the people with whom he is known to have had 'beef' are Jay Z, Roc-A-Fella Records, Yukmouth and Suge Knight.

In October 2005, The Game was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. The Game argued that he was wrongfully arrested and the police officers involved in the arrest have stated that they intend to sue him for defamation.

The Game was arrested again in May 2007, when he was alleged to have threatened somebody with a gun at a basketball game. He was sentenced to 60 days in prison, as well as receiving three years probation and 150 hours of community service.

Written by Contactmusic.com

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sexychica

I really hope that Game can see these comments n see how many live's he's touched!...... I think he's a great artist. He's real, not like all these other wonna b's! ...I really hope I can meet him cuz I think I'll jump his bones! lol jk I like how he keep's it real by staying in his hood. He's not a sell out! N he's real smart about staying celebit! I'm practicing the same thing! Well I just think he's awsome! xoxo

8 years 3 months ago
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trickyshot 010

yo the game!!! i like his style of rapping, the gangsta s**t, and his hood. Game is the only eg of Gangsta stuff

7 years 7 months ago
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MrZ ChUcK TaYlOr

wow, there is a lot about the game here, but you need more about him - not his friends and the VMA or BET's - just.. HIM!! lol bye x

8 years 9 months ago
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eliz

game u are just TOO much. you are killing us in africa with ur styles and raps. my sis is goin crazy in austria. keep it up. you,ll be the best raper of future times. i LOVE u. and am a musician down here too, one day i pray to meet with u and shake hands with u, i will cherish dat till death. my favourite of your track is "lemme put u on d game" do your thing man, you are d best.

8 years 5 months ago
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SIR WILLIAM

I THINK THAT SOME WAY SOME HOW 2PAC CHOSE THE GAME TO RETURN & TO SHOW THAT A SNITCH LIKE FIFTY WILL NEVER BE LIKE HIM. I MEAN THAT NIGGA(50 CENTS)IS TALKING ABOUT "IF YOU GET SHOT & RUN TO THE COPS YOU NOT LIKE ME". BUT WHEN BLACK CHILD FROM MURDER INC STABBED HIM HE RAN LIKE A LITTLE BITCH & TOLD.SO BIG UP 2 GAME 4 BRINGING BACK THE WEST COAST & MAY PAC BE WITH YOU.ONE BLOOOD!!!

7 years 8 months ago
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North 1

50 Cent is the Man.Game could shut the F**k Up.Golira Unit will stand for real.Game should learn to respect the BIG names in the HIP HOP world.Game is a baby in this SH*TOne.

7 years 9 months ago
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*Ms.HaRlEmCaRoN...

Hey game this is nicole im ya truest fan i love u an ya som Harlem Caron Taylor he is so adorable.I just wanted to stop by and show so love on the page.I kno so much about u ya name Jaceyon Taylor im sorry if i spelled it wrong but i kno it. When i found out u got shot i cried 4 about like the whole day espically when i saw dreams video.IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII LLLOOOVVVEEE UUU AAANNDDD HHHARRRLLLEEEMMM SSSOOO MMMUUUCCCHHH.

8 years 3 months ago
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DonMez

Compton Game's Game!U got my attitude and thats why i love u.No bull s**t.If they smile...we smileIf they on...we onBring it on...we bring it on full time!

7 years 3 months ago
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Amber

I don't really like the game because he is just up himself lol well thats all i have 2 say 4 now

8 years 3 months ago
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babygirl

I wanted to comment on what Admiral had said....guy you need to get a dose of reality..50 cent and his whole camp are a bunch of Wankstas. If the man was real he would be able to go on his block....the man is nothing but a fake ass industy rapper (not an in da street rapper)...a man that can diss a great veteran like Nas is nada but a disrespectful mofo. It is refreshing to see a man like the The Game come out and tell that Punk ass how it is. 50 always said that Ja Rule harmonizes... and look at the man now ....Harmonizing ...so before you comment on anyone you need to insure you got the real facts ...not be a follower like the rest of his camp...lol

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