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The Game

Mostly Credited As: The Game
Sometimes Credited As: The California Kid
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Jayceon Taylor

Birth Name: Jayceon Taylor
Date Of Birth: November 28, 1979 (Age 34)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Compton, California

The Game


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."

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Marrying The Game (2012)As: Himself
Episode Cast Credits 

TRL (1998) 
  September 16, 2005 07x7009: (Sep/16/2005) As Himself 

DJ SKEE Live (2013) 
  Ab-Soul, Chris Webby, The Game, and Ryan Leslie 02x06: (Jun/20/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Arsenio Hall Show (2013) (2013) 
  The Game | Steven Michael Quezada | Daughtry 01x57: (Dec/03/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

America's Next Top Model (2003) 
  Game 17x08: (Nov/02/2011) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Terry Bradshaw, Rowan Atkinson, Game 19x173: (Oct/14/2011) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Sam Worthington, Bailee Madison, The Game 19x138: (Aug/11/2011) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Howie Mandel, Sanya Richards, The Game 16x176: (Sep/04/2008) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Cuba Gooding Jr., Miss USA Tara Conner, The Game 15x89: (Feb/02/2007) As Himself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Don Rickles, "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Maurice Greene, The Game 06x114: (Aug/26/2008) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  James Woods, Game, & 50 cent 03x04: (Jan/14/2005) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Thandie Newton, The Game 03x23: (Feb/08/2007) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Sarah Chalke, The Game 05x141: (Nov/17/2006) As Himself 
  Aimee Mann,The Game 05x85: (Jun/22/2006) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Christopher Guest, Frank Caliendo, The Game 14x48: (Nov/16/2006) As Himself 

Punk'd (2003) 
  The Game, Simon Cowell, Raven 05x01: (Jun/26/2005) As Himself 
Featured Songs

Entourage Songs:
Oh, Mandy + Dreams 
Aquamansion + How We Do 
Soccer AM Songs:
Season 11, Episode 23 + Let's Ride (Strip Club) 
Season 11, Episode 15 + It's Okay 
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Trivia

The Game was nominated at the MTV Video Music Awards for best Rap video and best new Artist.

The Game recieved his nick name from his Grandma, who sad he was always game for anything.

The Game provides a voice in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

His sole regret is that his grandmother passed away before she could see his success not just in rap but in life.

The Game joined the active roster of the newly formed Inglewood Cobras, a California-based professional basketball team.

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 was originally signed as an artist on Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope CEO Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre decided to have The Game work with 50 Cent and G-Unit.

The Game has multiple tattoos on his body including a homage to Eazy E, NWA, The Black Wall Street, and his son

Appeared on the show "Change of Heart" (1998) when he was 17.

The Game has a 'teardrop tattoo on the corner of his left eye.'

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