Game (US rapper, formerly The Game)

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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. 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" (2005) and "Doctor's Advocate" (2006). 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. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Due to 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. Game's second album Doctor's Advocate was released on November 14, 2006 and it became his second straight album to debut at No. 1 on US Billboard 200 chart. Doctor's Advocate did not feature any production from Dr. Dre. Pitchfork Media placed "The Documentary" at number 35 on their list of Top 50 Albums of 2005. 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". The New York Times named Doctor's Advocate best hip-hop album of 2006.

His next album LAX was released in 2008. With his fourth studio album The R.E.D. Album, Game again debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. In addition to music, Game has starred in motion pictures and founded The Black Wall Street Records. In September 2011, Game started working on his fifth studio album titled Jesus Piece which was released on December 11, 2012, his final album released by Interscope. 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. However, The Game later said the deal had not been finalized yet.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2004 Untold Story The Game 1
2005 The Documentary The Game 4 2
2005 West Coast Resurrection The Game 2
2005 Untold Story, Volume 2 The Game 1
2006 G.A.M.E. The Game 1
2006 Doctor's Advocate The Game 1
2008 LAX The Game 4 3
2011 The R.E.D. Album Game 3
2012 Jesus Piece The Game 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2005 Who Got Game?: The Mixtape Compilation The Game 2
2005 Westside Story: The Compton Chronicles Compilation The Game 2
2006 Stop Snitchin', Stop Lyin' Compilation The Game 1
2006 Classified Compilation Game 1
2006 The Black Wallstreet Journal, Volume 1 Compilation The Game 1
2007 Black Monday Compilation The Game 1
2007 Re-Advocate, Part 2 Compilation The Game 1
The Black Wallstreet, Volume 1 Compilation Game 1

Album + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 The Face Of LA DJ-mix Game 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2005 You Know What It Is, Volume 2 Mixtape/Street The Game 1
2012 California Republic Mixtape/Street DJ Skee presents The Game 1
2013 OKE (Operation Kill Everything) Mixtape/Street Game 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2005 How We Do Game feat. 50 Cent 1
2005 Dreams The Game 4
2005 Put You on the Game The Game 2
2005 Hate It or Love It The Game 2
2006 Wouldn't Get Far The Game 1
2007 Let's Ride The Game 2
2012 Celebration Game feat. Chris Brown, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa & Lil Wayne 1
Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe Game 1
How We Do The Game 2

Other + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2010 The Red Room Mixtape/Street Game 1
2012 Sunday Service Mixtape/Street Game 5 1

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