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THE GAME "LIVE" on SPOT TV

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Uploaded on Sep 21, 2010

THE GAME "LIVE" on SPOT TV
at WINSTON-SALEM STATE HOMECOMING
2 HOURS AFTER HIS NOTORIOUS ARREST in GREENSBORO

Jayceon Terrell Taylor (born November 29, 1979), better known by his stage name Game, formerly The Game, is an American rapper. As a member of G-Unit, he rose to fame in 2005 with the success of his debut album, The Documentary, and his two Grammy nominations. Since then, he is 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.[3][4][5]

Aside from releasing two albums that debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, Game has gained notoriety for involvement in feuds with other rappers. His music falls under the gangsta rap sub genre, a style of hip hop popularized in Compton, California.

Game was born Jayceon Terrell Taylor in Los Angeles, California and grew up in Compton, California[1] in a primarily Crip gang neighborhood known as Santana Blocc,[6] although he grew up to become a member of the Bloods.[7][8] In an October 2006 interview with MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway, Game described his family as "dysfunctional" and claimed that his father molested one of his sisters.[9] After graduating from Compton High School in 1999,[10] Taylor attended Washington State University on a basketball scholarship before being suspended in his first semester because of drug allegations. However, the university's athletic department refutes these claims.[11] It was then that he started fully embracing street life and turned towards selling drugs and running with gangs.[12] At the age of 18, he began to follow his older half brother, George Taylor III, known as Big Fase 100, who was the leader of the Cedar Block Pirus.

Studying various influential rap albums, Game developed a strategy to become a rapper himself and with help from Big Fase, they founded The Black Wall Street Records. The label originally featured such artists as Glasses Malone, Vita, and Nu Jerzey Devil, along with Game himself.[13] His stage name was coined by his grandmother.[14] Game first gained prominence when he attended a hip-hop summit hosted by Russell Simmons and Louis Farrakhan,[15] releasing his first mixtape You Know What It Is Vol. 1 in 2002, followed by a record deal with the independent label, Get Low Recordz owned by JT the Bigga Figga. Originally Sean Combs of Bad Boy Records was going to sign him to his label,[16] but Game's mixtape found the attention of famed producer Dr. Dre, who signed him to Aftermath Entertainment in 2003.[17] In October 2004, he released his first album Untold Story through Get Low Recordz, which sold over 82,000 copies within its first three months.[18] The album featured artists like Sean T, Young Noble (of the Outlawz), and JT the Bigga Figga.[19] Game also appeared on various mixtapes hosted by DJ's such as DJ Kayslay, DJ Whoo Kid, and DJ Clue. Game also released a second mixtape You Know What It Is Vol. 2 through his own record label and appeared on the video game NBA Live 2004 on a song produced by Fredwreck called "Can't Stop Me".[20]

Rapper Joe Budden mocked Game's appearance on the dating game show Change of Heart.[21] Game has consistently defended his appearance on the show. Later, at a party in New York, the rappers mutually announced their intention to stop making hostile records about

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