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The Game

The Game is an American rapper, songwriter, actor, and record producer, known for his West Coast hip hop style. He’s also known around the world for being signed on 50 Cent’s G-Unit Records label.

Early Life

Born in Compton, California, as Jayceon Terrell Taylor, The Game had many difficulties growing up. When he was 7 years old, he entered the foster care system. Six years later, he lost his brother Jevon due to a shooting, before moving back in with his mother two years later.

After graduating from Compton High School, Game turned to the streets and started selling drugs and suffered from a traumatic gunshot wound in 2001.


While recovering from the shooting, Game started exploring hip hop and rap albums and started rapping himself. In 2002, he made a mixtape, You Know What It Is Vol. 1, with his older brother, known as Big Fase 100, and signed with the Get Low Recordz label.

In 2003, Dr. Dre heard the mixtape, and signed The Game to his record label, Aftermath Entertainment. Soon, Game started collaborating with 50 Cent and became one of the members of his G-Unit, which helped him book a number of commercial deals and features.

In 2005, Game released his debut studio album, The Documentary, which featured world-famous hits such as How We Do and Hate It or Love It and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The Game eventually left Aftermath Entertainment and G-Unit due to his feuds with 50 Cent (which lasted almost a decade) but continued issuing successful albums with other labels. He later started his own record label, Blood Money Entertainment, and ventured a bit into acting.

In the News

After calling off his engagement to Valeisha Butterfield, Game started dating Tiffney Cambridge, with whom he starred in VH1’s reality TV show Marrying The Game. They never did marry, breaking off their relationship after eight years.

The Game later dated Kim Kardashian West, Briona Mae, Dailyn Donyelle, and other famous women. He has three children: Harlem Caron Taylor, King Justice Taylor, and California “Cali” Dream Taylor.

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