Jayceon Terrell Taylor
Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known by his stage name The Game or simply Game, is an American rapper and actor. Game is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one of Dr. Dre's most notable protégés. Born in Los Angeles, California, 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. Game's mixtape reached the hands of Sean Combs, founder of Bad Boy Records, who originally was on the verge of signing him to his label. Five months later, he was discovered by Dr. Dre who listened to the mixtape and signed him to his Aftermath Entertainment label in 2003. He rose to fame in 2005 with the success of his debut album "The Documentary" and "Doctor's Advocate". The Recording Industry Association of America certified his album "The Documentary" double platinum in March 2005 and it has sold over five million copies worldwide. A rising artist in the 2000s, Game 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. Game was placed into G-Unit by Dr.
- Born: November 29, 1979 (age 38), Los Angeles
- Aliases: Chuck, Chuck Taylor, Dr. Dre's Protege, G-Unot, Game, Hurricane, Jayceon Taylor, King of the West, Stretch, The California King, The Face of Los Angeles, The Game
- Children: California Dream Taylor, Harlem Caron Taylor, King Justice Taylor
- Height: 6′ 4″ (1.918m)
- Genre: Hip hop music
- Websites: http://www.comptongame.com/