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, which earned him 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.
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 in a primarily Crip gang neighborhood known as
Santana Blocc, although he grew up to become a member of the Bloods. 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. He graduated from Compton High School in 1999. It was
then that he started fully embracing street life and turned towards selling drugs and running with gangs. In 2008, the Tacoma, Washington newspaper
The News Tribune reported that Game's claim that he briefly played college basketball at Washington State was fictional. 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.