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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.
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.
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.
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.
Rapper The Game is launching his own range of men's underwear.
The Hate It Or Love It hitmaker sent his female fans into a frenzy in October (15) when he tested Instagram's decency rules by posting a racy photo of himself in his Ethika boxers online.
The picture, which clearly showed off the outline of his impressive manhood, went viral and according to TMZ.com, sent Ethika's sales soaring by a whopping 500 per cent.
The Game's popular snap shot has since earned him a partnership deal with the fashion brand, and now bosses have debuted the first few pieces of his new collection online.
Continue reading: The Game Unveils New Underwear Deal
Rapper The Game is going green as the spokesman for a new cannabis product line.
The Dreams hitmaker has teamed up with bosses at G FarmaBrands, a marijuana-based company which serves more than 700 dispensaries throughout California.
The Game, real name Jayceon Taylor, is the brand ambassador for G FarmaBrands' new G Drinks line, which are lemonade beverages infused with the company's Liquid Gold cannabis oil, and G Stiks, cone-shaped cannabis cigarettes crafted to match The Game's personal tastes.
"These guys are the pioneers of innovation in the cannabis industry," The Game said in a statement announcing his latest business venture. "I'm excited to help raise awareness for G Stiks and G Drinks in all territories that we are available."
Continue reading: The Game Fronting New Cannabis Line
The Game has settled a lawsuit over the use of a photo as cover art for one of his singles.
Designer/rapper Ariza Obey sued the Dreams star in August, 2015, claiming he posted the photograph in question on his Instagram page in September, 2014, seven months before The Game supposedly lifted the snap for the cover of his song Ryda, which was released in April (15).
The picture in question features an underwear-clad couple face-to-face, with the topless female bracing her legs around her partner's waist. Both are wearing black ski masks, and have one arm extended, with the male holding a gold gun in his left hand.
The Game's cover art appeared to be the exact same photograph, except a beige background had been added, as well as a Parental Advisory warning and the title of the song in the the top left hand corner.
Continue reading: Rapper The Game's Cover Art Lawsuit Dismissed Following Settlement
Justin Bieber celebrated his 22nd birthday a few days early on Saturday (27Feb16) by partying with rumoured girlfriends Hailey Baldwin and Kourtney Kardashian.
The Sorry hitmaker doesn't turn 22 until Tuesday (01Mar16), but he gathered his famous friends at a Bel-Air, California mansion for a weekend celebration, and among the guests were two women he's been linked to in recent months.
Model Hailey, 19, has been romantically linked to Bieber since last year (15), but they have been friends since their early teens. She recently told E! News that they are not an "exclusive" couple after the pop star declared he wasn't ready to settle down in a candid interview with GQ magazine.
"I don't want to put anyone in a position where they feel like I'm only theirs, only to be hurt in the end," the singer explained. "Right now in my life, I don't want to be held down by anything. I already have a lot that I have to commit to. A lot of responsibilities. I don't want to feel like the girl I love is an added responsibility."
Continue reading: Justin Bieber Gets Birthday Love From Rumoured Girlfriends
Rapper The Game has asked a judge to dismiss a $10 million (GBP7.2 million) sexual abuse lawsuit against him.
Priscilla Rainey, who was a contestant on the Dreams hitmaker's U.S. reality series She's Got Game, sued the rapper in August (15), claiming he became "out of control", drunk and under the influence of drugs while filming a scene in a bar in Los Angeles the previous May (15).
She also alleged The Game, real name Jayceon Taylor, forcefully reached "his hand inside her dress to rub her bare vagina and buttocks", adding she "suffered physical, psychological and emotional damage" because of the alleged incident.
She was seeking $10 million (£6.9 million), and earlier this month (Feb16), a judge ruled Taylor was liable by default after he reportedly failed to respond to the lawsuit.
Continue reading: The Game Wants Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Dismissed
Rapper The Game is convinced he was turned away at an Australian airport because of his criminal past, not a visa issue.
The Hate It or Love It star flew into Melbourne on Friday (19Feb16) ahead of his four-date tour this week (beg22Feb16) but was stopped and told to leave the country by Department of Immigration and Border Protection officials as he had the wrong visas.
The Game, real name Jayceon Terrell Taylor, has now confessed his past legal issues were the cause of the problem. The Game has been involved in a number of run-ins with the law, and even went to jail for eight days for possessing a firearm in 2007. He is also set to stand trial over allegations he threatened and assaulted an off-duty police officer at basketball game last year (15).
He admits his behaviour is to blame for the tour cancellation, and he hopes that he can sort all his legal issues and return to Australia in the future.
Continue reading: The Game Blames Criminal Past On Australia Immigration Issue
The Game's Australian tour has been cancelled after the rapper was told to leave the country immediately by border security officials because he had the wrong visa.
The Hate It or Love It hitmaker flew into the country from Dubai on Friday (19Feb16), and was stopped by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, who promptly told the rapper and his crew to leave.
According to TMZ.com, security officials informed The Game, real name Jayceon Terrell Taylor, that he and his crew did not have the correct visas to enter Australia.
The rapper was due to perform on Monday (22Feb16) in Brisbane, followed by another four dates over the course of the week. However, concert promoter Metropolis Touring has now confirmed that all dates have now been cancelled and ticket holders will be refunded.
Continue reading: The Game's Australian Tour Cancelled
Rapper The Game has been found liable in his sexual abuse lawsuit, according to reports.
Priscilla Rainey, who was a contestant on the Dreams hitmaker's U.S. reality TV series She's Got Game, sued the rapper in August (15), claiming he became "out of control", drunk and under the influence of drugs while filming a scene in a bar in Los Angeles the previous May (15).
She also alleged The Game, real name Jayceon Taylor, kept "forcefully reaching his hand inside her dress to rub her bare vagina and buttocks."
In her lawsuit, Rainey claimed she suffered physical, psychological and emotional damage and was seeking $10 million (GBP6.9 million).
Continue reading: The Game Hit With Default Judgment In Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
Rapper The Game Is Donating $1 Million (£666,670)-Worth Of Bottled Water To Residents Of Flint, Michigan As His Sister And Her Kids Have Been Caught Up In The Crisis There.
The hip-hop star has revealed his younger sibling and her family are among those affected by the scandal in Flint, where residents have to drink bottled water because the mains source comes from a contaminated river.
Locals have been suffering problems with dirty water since 2014, when officials began drawing from a river which was later found to have been polluted with lead.
Stars including Pearl Jam, Madonna, and TV host Jimmy Fallon have offered cash pledges in a bid to help the people of Flint, and Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Mark Wahlberg have offered a million bottles of water from their beverage firm.
Continue reading: Rapper The Game Donating $1 Million To Flint Crisis
Embattled Comedian Bill Cosby Has Scored A Little Unlikely Support Amid His Sex Scandal From Rapper The Game.
The hip hop star took to Instagram on Tuesday (05Jan16) and offered up his thoughts about the 40-plus rape accusations swirling around the once-beloved TV star, insisting lawmakers should focus more time on white police officers and others who have killed unarmed black men in the past 18 months - incidents that have prompted riots and rallies across America.
"I think it's crazy that Bill Cosby has a mugshot for alleged assaults 11 years ago with no physical evidence or proof besides these womens (sic) accounts of what he did to them an entire decade later," The Game wrote. "But Darren Wilson, who killed Mike Brown on camera, is FREE. George Zimmerman, who killed Trayvon Martin, is FREE. Timothy Loehman, who killed Tamir Rice seconds after arriving on the scene... on camera, is FREE. Officers who shot Keith Childress 19 times for holding a cellphone they thought was a gun, are FREE. Officers who arrested Sandra Bland & detained her until her mysterious death, are FREE. All of the officers who shot 50 rounds into Sean Bell's car, on his wedding day, killing him, are FREE!
"I could go on all day, but you get the point... & again, y'all put Dr. Huxtable (Cosby's character in The Cosby Show) in jail off of word of mouth."
The Game , Kobe Bryant - Celebrities at the Lakers Game. The Houston Rockets defeats the Los Angeles Lakers by the final score of 107-87 at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 17th December 2015
Date of birth
29th November, 1979
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