Jayceon Terrell Taylor (born November 29, 1979), better known by his stage name The Game (or simply Game), is an American rapper and actor. 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. Album, The Game again debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
He is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene and for being one of Dr. Born in Compton, California, he released his first mixtape You Know What It Is Vol. The Recording Industry Association of America certified The Documentary double platinum in March 2005. 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 unit, to terminate his contractual obligations with G-Unit in the summer of 2006. Doctor's Advocate did not feature any production from Dr. Pitchfork Media placed The Documentary at number 35 on their list of Top 50 Albums of 2005. In addition to music, The Game has starred in motion pictures and founded The Black Wall Street Records.
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'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. 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". 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.
The New York Times named Doctor's Advocate best hip-hop album of 2006. 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. His latest album 1992 was released on October 14, 2016, and spawned two official singles.
On November 29, 1979, in Compton, California, and in southern Los Angeles County to George Taylor, Jr.
And Lynette Baker, who both were members of the Crips street gang.
Through his father, Taylor is also of partial Mexican American and Native American heritage in addition to the African American ancestry he inherited from both parents. At 13, one of his older brothers, Jevon, was shot at a gas station and died soon thereafter.
He grew up in a primarily Crip-controlled neighborhood known as Santana Blocc, In an October 2006 interview with MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway, The Game described his family as "dysfunctional". When he was 15, Taylor was removed from the foster care system and moved in with his mother, and he initially had a tumultuous relationship with her.
Taylor attended Compton High School, where most gang-affiliated students belonged to the Crips.
However, his older half-brother George Taylor III, known as Big Fase 100, attended Centennial High School and was the leader of the Cedar Block Piru Bloods street gang.
In high school, Taylor was involved in sports including basketball and track, which his height enabled him to do so.
In 1999, Taylor claims that he enrolled in Washington State University on a basketball scholarship and was expelled after a short time when caught with drugs in his possession.