Jayceon Terrell Taylor (born November 29, 1979), better known by his stage name The Game or simply Game, is an American rapper and actor. Game is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one of Dr. Dre's most notable protégés. Born in Los Angeles, California, he released his first mixtape You Know What It Is Vol. 1 in 2002, and landed a record deal with the independent label Get Low Recordz owned by JT the Bigga Figga. Game's mixtape reached the hands of Sean Combs, founder of Bad Boy Records, who originally was on the verge of signing him to his label. Five months later, he was discovered by Dr. Dre who listened to the mixtape and signed him to his Aftermath Entertainment label in 2003. He rose to fame in 2005 with the success of his debut album The Documentary (2005) and Doctor's Advocate (2006). The Recording Industry Association of America certified his album The Documentary double platinum in March 2005 and it has sold over five million copies worldwide.
A rising artist in the 2000s, Game is considered to be a driving force in bringing back the West Coast hip hop scene into the mainstream and competing with many of his East Coast counterparts. Game was placed into G-Unit by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Due to his disputes with 50 Cent, Game left Aftermath Entertainment and signed with Geffen Records, another label under Universal Music Group's Interscope-Geffen-A&M division, to terminate his contractual obligations with G-Unit in the summer of 2006. Game's second album Doctor's Advocate was released on November 14, 2006 and it became his second straight album to debut at No. 1 on US Billboard 200 chart. Doctor's Advocate did not feature any production from Dr. Dre. Pitchfork Media placed The Documentary at number 35 on their list of Top 50 Albums of 2005. Game was nominated with a total of two nominations, including Grammy Award for Best Rap Song and Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for the smash single "Hate It or Love It". The New York Times named Doctor's Advocate best hip-hop album of 2006.
His next album LAX was released in 2008. With his fourth studio album The R.E.D. Album, Game again debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. In addition to music, Game has starred in motion pictures and founded The Black Wall Street Records. In September 2011, Game started working on his fifth studio album, Jesus Piece, which was released on December 11, 2012, his final album released by Interscope. After releasing a mixtape OKE, on October 12, 2013, Birdman announced The Game had signed to Cash Money Records, which is distributed by Republic Records. However, The Game later said the deal had not been finalized yet.
In 2005, The Game released his own line of footwear, called Hurricane by 310 Motoring. It became one of the best selling shoes in 2005/2006.
He was featured in a Boost Mobile Commercial along with Kanye West and Ludacris.
The Game made his acting debut in 2006 as the character Meat in the movie Waist Deep
The Game appeared in an advertisement of Diddy's Sean John clothing company.
He likes to drink tea to calm his nerves. He prefers chamomile to green tea.
The Game is of African American, Spanish, and Native American ancestry.
The Game is 6'4".
He claims 50 Cent was shot three times out of the nine fired shots.
The Game's favorite movie is Blow Out with John Travolta.
The Game founded his own record label called "The Black Wallstreet."
The Game has a teardrop tattoo on corner of left eye.
The Game's song "Hate it or Love it" featuring 50 Cent was nominated at the BET Awards for "Best Collabaration".
The Game performed his hit song "Dreams" at the BET Awards.
The Game was a star basketball player at Compton High School. He received a basketball scholarship to Washington State University but was was soon expelled from the school during his freshman year over drug allegations.
Joe Budden and The Game used to be rivals, In January 2005, He & Game squashed the beef and decided to stop going at each other on the mixtape scene
The original title of the album was Nigga Wit' An Attitude Volume 1, an injunction filed at the request of Eazy-E's widow prevented him from using N.W.A.'s name in the album title.
The Game has a number of rivals, including Suge Knight and Death Row Records, Memphis Bleek and Jay-Z of Roc-A-Fella Records, Yukmouth, Joe Budden, and even labelmate 50 Cent.
The Game joined the active roster of the newly formed Inglewood Cobras, a California-based professional basketball team.
The Game is good friends with veteran hip hop artist Nas, Snoop Dogg, and NBA player Baron Davis, with whom he played basketball in high school.
The Game prefers to wear red clothing and baseball caps, and usually wears a Cincinnati hat.
His sole regret is that his grandmother passed away before she could see his success not just in rap but in life.
He was attacked in his home in 2001 and shot five times. He survived a three-day coma and decided to devote himself to a career in music.
In 2005, The Game's debut album, The Documentary, entered the charts at number one.
When Game's album The Documentary, was released, it sold nearly 600,000 copies in the first week.
Game issued his debut LP, The Documentary in 2005 through Aftermath/G Unit/Universal.
The Game had gotten involved in the drug trade after a rough childhood, it took being shot during a home invasion to cause an epiphany in Game.
The Game's son name is Harlem Caron Taylor and he is in one of his videos.
One of his older brothers, Jevon, was shot and killed. And his older adopted brother, Charles, was shot and killed.
The Game received his nick name from his Grandma, who sad he was always game for anything.
The Game was nominated at the MTV Video Music Awards for best Rap video and best new Artist.
The Game's bold freestyles caught the eyes and ears of Dr. Dre, who signed The Game in Aftermath records in 2003.
He was released from G-unit due to a comment he said on leader 50 Cent.
He was placed in a foster home from the 3rd grade until the 9th grade due to family problems with his father. Soon after he was reunited with his mother.
The Game along with Steve Harvey, Snoop Dogg and various members that represent California's rap inner circles all came together to form a west coast "peace treaty". The peace treaty ended the rivalry between Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Suge Knight.
He did the voice for B-Dup in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
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