Jayceon Terrell Taylor, known by his stage name, The Game, is a rapper, entrepreneur, record producer, and actor. The Game is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip-hop scene and for being one of Dr.
Dre's signers under Aftermath Records. Born in Compton, California, he released his first mixtape, You Know What It Is Vol. 1, in 2002; shortly after, he was signed to Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment label.
He rose to fame in 2005 with the success of his major-label debut album, The Documentary, and found continued success with the 2006 follow-up Doctor's Advocate. The Recording Industry Association of America certified The Documentary double platinum in March 2005.
A rising artist in the 2000s, The Game was 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. The Game was placed into G-Unit by Dr.
Dre and Jimmy Iovine. As a result of 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.
The Game's second major-label album Doctor's Advocate was released on November 14, 2006, and it became his second straight album to debut at number one on the U.S. 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. The 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 the best hip-hop album of 2006. His next album, LAX was released in 2008. With his eighth studio album, titled The R.E.D. Album, The Game again debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
In addition to music, The Game has starred in motion pictures and founded The Black Wall Street Records. In September 2011, The Game started working on his ninth 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 refuted this claim. His next album, 1992, was released on October 14, 2016, and spawned two official singles.
In 2019 he released Born 2 Rap, which he announced would be his final studio album. The Game has, on several occasions, honored the memory of those who died during the Armenian Genocide and has expressed his sympathy towards the events.
The Game is also an avid supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement.
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