The Game

The Game


11/29/1979, Compton, California, USA

Birth Name

Jayceon Terrell Taylor



Also Known As

King of the West, The Face of Los Angeles, Chuck, Hurricane, The California King, Dr. Dre's Protege, The Game, G-Unot
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Jayceon "The Game" Taylor was born November 29, 1979 in Compton, California, where he grew up in Santana Block Crips neighborhood. When he was younger he recieved his nickname "The Game" from his Grandma. Other than rapping, The Game was a star basketball player at Compton High School.…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • 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 was forced to cancel 2 gigs in Cancun, Mexico.

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • The Game: LA's crazy. When I was younger and watched The Beverly Hillbillies Or Beverly Hills 90210, I used to think it was so far from the 'hood. We were just in Compton and saw the yellow tape out, the sheriffs pickin' up shells and looking for someone to arrest and take to jail. We get on the freeway for 10 or 15 minutes, and we're in Beverly Hills, where we can sit in a Subway with no problems.

    • The Game: Real situations and real problems can be solved with real talk.

    • The Game: (On his feud with 50 Cent) Dr. Dre makes good music. Eminem, 50, myself, we all sell records. We're all protégés of Dr. Dre. So me and 50's beef stays outside and we don't bring it in the house.

    • The Game: New York is my second home, but LA is my first.

    • The Game: Live for everything, die for nothing!

    • The Game: I'm not no follower, I'm a leader. I ain't a soldier, I'm a general, so I'm gonna leave it at that, man.

    • The Game: Me, myself, I'm not a star. I'm just a regular guy who has a great rap album and is the protégé of Dr. Dre. But I'm the most down-to-earth guy.

    • Game: It's just a branch off of the moves I'm trying to make to elevate The Black Wall Street West. I am buying a decent percentage of the team and also playing.

    • The Game: I gave all I could to this album, it's me. Enjoy it because it's the last time I'm living it. As humans we grow and the next album will be about how I'm living now and I'm loving life.

    • The Game: I'm not knocking anybody's hustle but I can't feel what's in hip-hop today.

  • Good rapper, bad choices.

    Sad to say, I think that the Game is a very good rapper. But I don't think he is a very good person outside of his talent for spitting lyrics. The dude has as much baggage as any other rapper, but the respect is for his work as a rapper. I guess my favorite song would have to be "Dreams." I also enjoyed "Hate it or Love it" and "This is How We Do." Nice beat, and nice flow. Basically, I think he is a good rapper, but not a great person. So, all in all, he has talent. Thank you.moreless
  • One of few VERY talented artists!

    The Game is a much better rapper than 50 Cent - both lyrically and vocally. 50 Cent can't rap and his singing sucks straight up! Puppy Love was the worst song I've ever heard. 50 becomes worse as each passing minute of my life goes by. It's time he goes away and let The Game take the spotlight. I mean The Game is from California, he a Cali **** and why would he be hangin' wit' a buncha dudes from NY? He should make his own clique and dats wat he did and I'm glad. This dude will bring G-Unit down.moreless