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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.
The Game 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 division, 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.
In high school, Taylor was involved in sports including basketball and track.
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.
After the 2005 BET Awards show, associates of Death Row Records had their invitations to a party hosted by Ciara rescinded.
Supposedly, a member of Death Row Records tried to steal Game's chain.
Taylor attended Compton High School, where most students who were affiliated with gangs were Crips.
Game responded by claiming that Lil' Eazy-E was trying to establish himself off the success he had made since releasing The Documentary.
He released his first mixtape You Know What It Is Vol.
1 in 2002, and landed a record deal with the independent label Get Low Recordz owned by JT the Bigga Figga.
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.