Jayceon Terrel Taylor(The Game) was born November 27, 1979 in Compton, California, where he grew up in Santana Block Crips neighborhood. When he was younger he received his nickname "The Game" from his Grandma. While living in foster care in his late childhood, two of The Game's brothers were shot and killed. Meanwhile, his half brother Big Fase Hunned introduced him into the gang lifestyle.
Other than rapping, 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 over drug allegations. The Game, along with his half brother, started to hustle. During the night of October 1st 2001, he was shot five times when someone burglarized the house he was in. While in the hospital, The Game decided to change his life and put the past behind him, to pursue his interest in hip-hop music and dream of becoming a rapper. Soon after, The Game was discovered by Dr. Dre
, who signed The Game to his Aftermath Entertainment label.
Dr. Dre and 50 Cent were executive producers on The Game's debut album, The Documentary. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard music charts; and hit singles such as "How We Do," "Hate It or Love It," and "Dreams." The original title of the album was Nigga Wit' An Attitude Volume 1.
The Game has had number of rivals, such as Suge Knight, Memphis Bleek and Jay-Z of Roc-A-Fella Records, Yukmouth, Joe Budden, and even labelmate 50 Cent.
The Game has a son and his name is Harlem Caron Taylor.
Quotes By Jayceon
"I'm not knocking anybody's hustle but I can't feel what's in hip-hop today."
" 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."
"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."
"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."