Born: November 29, 1979
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Game, formerly known as "The Game" definitely has a Hate It or Love It Attitude, just like his hit rap entails. Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known as The Game, hasn't had the easiest road to fame. This rapper, whose work falls into the gangsta rap subgenre, was originally signed to Aftermath Records. In 2004, G-Unit was formed, which was a collaboration between himself, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent. With one successful record complete with Aftermath and the G-Unit alliance, there was trouble ahead. In early 2005, The Game and 50 Cent feuded which ultimately resulted in The Game leaving Aftermath Records and signing with Geffen Records.
The rapper released his second album, "Doctor's Advocate", shortly after signing with Geffen Records in 2006 in order to prove his skills to his former G-Unit members. At this time, he was also working on getting his own label, under the name of "The Black Wall Street Records". Upon the release of his third album, "LAX", in 2008, The Game announced it would be his final album. His rationale behind this decision was that by releasing three albums, he has been able to fully get his point across. However, we don't think he's going anywhere soon and we're sure he's got a number of other great projects in the works.
Other projects Game has pursued outside of rap include voice overs and live action roles. In 2004, he had a minor role voicing the character "B-Dup" in the videogame "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" and also voiced a character in the videogame "Def Jam: Icon." In 2006, he made his film debut in Waist Deep as the character "˜Big Meat' and has at least two more films in the works.
- His stage name was coined by his Grandmother.
- He was a star basketball player at Compton High School.
- After recovering from 5 gunshot wounds, The Game decided to pursue a career as a rapper.