born into the world as Jayceon Taylor
, The Game had roots of any outstanding rapper. Living in Compton, California (Birthplace of Gangsta Rap)The Game had hard knocks
at a young age. After his father was accused of raping his sister, The Game was put into custody of his grandparents. His other two brothers were sent to foster homes and sisters with them. Though they lived relatively close, The Game didin't get really involved in the family until his brother, Jevon
, a Crip gang member, got shot and killed.
The Game, wanting out of the hood, decided to tag along with his older brother, Big Fase 100
taught him how to run the streets
and set up shop
. Fase, being a Blood gangmember, converted The Game into a Blood. Then, when one of his adopted brothers died, The Game went hard-core. He stole anything he could and sold everything he could. His mother, after giving him a second chance, kicked The Game out of her house.
Fase and The Game then moved to the projects of a nearby city and set up shop there. A lucrative businesss, the drug trade caught the eyes of many rivals. One night, while The Game was alone in his apartment, there was a knock on the door. When he opened up, he would get shot five times. Becoming very thankful, he spent the next five months in recovery thiking about a better future. The Game asked his brother Fase to bring him Dre’s The Chronic, Big’s Ready To Die, Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt, Ice Cube’s Death Certificate
, Snoop’s Doggystyle, 2Pac’s All Eyez On Me
, every Kool G Rap
record, and anything from NWA.
After analyzing them, The Game came out with his own mix-tape. The CD would eventually hit the hands of the Gangsta Rap King, Dr.Dre
. After signing him with Aftermath Records, Dr. Dre wanted to expose The Game to the rap game. Seeing as how 50 Cent was in the news and well known, Dr. Dre thought that moving The Game into G-Unit would give him the eyes he needed to see rap. At first, 50 Cent and The Game were getting along. 50 Cent helped The Game make songs for his album, The Documentary. But after long, the two ex-gang members' relationship would head south
. After Ja Rule, Fat Joe, and Jadakiss
came out with "New York", 50 Cent made a track for his new album, The Massacre, called "Piggy Bank". The song contained disses at Ja Rule, Fat Joe, and Jadakiss. 50 Cent looked for ALL of the G-Unit to back him up. But when The Game publicly spoke to MTV and said that he chose NEITHER side, 50 Cent grew pissed. Then, when 50 Cent found out that The Game was doing songs with Nas, 50 Cent publicly spoke to Hot 97
, in New York, kicking The Game out of G-Unit. The interview would be cut short however, after shots were heard coming out of the Hot 97 building. Even so, The Game is a crazy raper. The Game's ability is superb in that he has a flow of words and doesn't go over the beats per minute. The Game's experences bring out the gangsta that he is and his rhymes easily out-wit those of 50 Cent. With The Documentary almost reaching platinum, The Game has proved that even the January cold can't
stop his West Coast hot rhymes. His only regret? The fact that his grandma, the one who nicknamed him The Game, never saw him make it in the game...