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The Game

The Game (born Jayceon Taylor) is a rapper signed to Aftermath Entertainment and G-Unit Records. The Documentary This is an album cover. ... The Documentary This is an album cover. ... Alphanumeric List 1-9 1200 Techniques 2 Live Crew Fresh Kid Ice Luke Skyywalker Mr. ... Aftermath Entertainment is a record label, specializing in hip hop music , founded by Dr. Dre in 1996. ... G-Unit Records is a label under Interscope Records. ...

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Biography

The Game was born and raised in the "birthplace of gangsta rap", Compton, California. Growing up in Compton, The Game grew up in a Crip neighborhood, and wasn't really close to his half brother, Big Fase Hunned, who was an active member of the Bloods gang. Prior to rapping, The Game (nicknamed Chuck Taylor) participated in sports, and club activities while at high school. The Game eventually got into the lifestyle of hustling when he was involved with his brother, Big Fase 100. In 2001, he was shot five times during a drug deal that turned into a robbery in the Compton apartment area he shared with his brother. While in the hospital he wanted to change his life and hopefully put the past behind him, so The Game decided to act on his interest in hip hop music and began rapping himself. The Game was soon discovered by rap pioneer, and former N.W.A. member, Dr. Dre. Then The Game was signed to the Aftermath Entertainment label. Compton is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... The Crips are one of the Los Angeles, California gangs. ... The Bloods are one of the many Los Angeles, California gangs, and are also one of a number of gangs operating on a worldwide level. ... Chuck Taylor All Star REDIRECT see Aftermath rapper The Game A Chuck Taylor All Star is a canvas and rubber shoe produce by Converse Shoes. ... Dr. Dre (born Jebodiah White on February 18, 1979 in Los Angeles, California) is an Asian-American record producer, rapper, and record executive, one of the most successful and well-known producers in the field of hip hop music. ...


Although The Game was originally signed as an artist to Aftermath Entertainment, the Interscope CEO, Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre decided to have The Game work alongside with 50 Cent and G-Unit. The concept was G-Unit, was already the number one act in Rap & Hip Hop, and would lead G-Unit to an even bigger appeal with a West Coast rapper being part of G-Unit. (G-Unit is currently made up of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, and Olivia, the first lady of G-Unit, from the East Coast, Young Buck from the South, and The Game from the West Coast right now.) Furthermore, the already existing popularity of G-Unit along with the support of Dr. Dre, would ensure The Game a record number of album sales, which it did, landing The Documentary to debut at the number one on the Billboard charts since its January 18th release. His mentors Dr. Dre and 50 Cent were responsible for the debut of The Documentary, an album the explores the life that The Game experienced while he was making it to the rap industry. The Game was crowned the most anticipated album of the year in 2005 for the album The Documentary. Interscope Records is a record label currently owned by the Universal Music Group. ... 50 Cent 50 Cent a. ... G-Unit is a rap group which consists of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, (The) Game, R & B singer Olivia and, most recently, Spider Loc. ... Lloyd Banks is the youngest member of the rap group G-Unit. ... Tony Yayo is an American rapper. ... Olivia Longe (born 1981) is a R&B singer and rapper from Brooklyn, New York, USA. She was once signed to Clive Davis J Records in the beginning of 1999. ... There are multiple uses of the term Young Buck. ... The Documentary is the debut solo album by rapper Game. ...


Although The Game originally intended to title his album 'Nigga Wit' An Attitude - Volume 1' he couldn't secure the album title since it was due to a court order from the widow of Eazy E's request to not have the N.W.A. name on the album, so The Game decided to rename his album to The Documentary. The Documentary went on to top sales charts with singles such as "How We Do" and "Hate It Or Love It" (both featuring 50 Cent). Eazy-E (Eric Wright) (September 7, 1963 - March 26, 1995) was an African-American rapper, record producer, and record executive who initially rose to fame as a member of the group N.W.A.. Born in Compton, California, Eazy-E dropped out of high school and began selling drugs, using...


Controversy

Even though The Game is a new artist, he already has made some hip-hop enemies: among them Suge Knight and Death Row Records, Murder Inc. Records, Memphis Bleek and Jay-Z of Roc-A-Fella Records, Yukmouth, Joe Budden, and even mentor 50 Cent. Suge (pronounced like sug[ar]) Knight, born Marion Knight in Compton, California to a custodian father and schoolteacher mother, is an entrepreneur in the hip hop music industry and co-founder of Death Row Records with Dr. Dre. ... Death Row Records (also known as Tha Row Records) is a record company that was founded by Suge Knight and Dr. Dre in 1991, under the parent label of Jimmy Iovines Interscope Records. ... The Inc. ... Memphis Bleek is a New York rapper who grew up with legends like Notorious BIG and Jay-Z. He albumdebuted on the DJ Premier produced Coming of age off Jay-Zs classic debut LP Reasonable Doubt, and was signed to Roc-A-Fella Records. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Roc-A-Fella Records, one of the largest United States hip hop/rap record labels, was co-founded in New York City by hip hop mogul Damon Dash and now multi-platinum rapper Jay-Z in 1995. ... Yukmouth is a rapper from the Bay Area also known as the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose area. ... Joe Budden is a rapper from Jersey City. ...


Joe Budden

Although Joe Budden didn't really have a dispute with The Game, his beef with G-Unit was started through 50 Cent's comments of Joe Budden's debut album. He criticized Budden's album for lacking street credibility. Joe Budden took offense and released various disses targeting G-Unit. In early 2004, a track on a mixtape had Budden dissing G-Unit on the same track that The Game was featured on. During 2004, The Game had exchanged several diss records with Joe Budden. The Game made many death threats towards Joe Budden. Joe Budden said that The Game was on the TV show "Change Of Heart" and had a tongue ring. The Game admitted to both allegations on his website. They mutually decided to stop making diss records towards each other at a party in New York. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Yukmouth

The Game (far right)

A video surfaced on the internet in early 2004 that had Yukmouth in a studio with rapper Domination, who happened to be making a G-Unit diss. At the end of the clip, Yukmouth makes comments about Game having a tonguering. In October 2004, The Game released a diss record directed towards Yukmouth, using the same beat Yukmouth is most famous for, "I Got 5 On It". Yukmouth responded with two diss tracks and a music video for the second diss track, featuring an impersonator of The Game. Both disses claimed the same things Joe Budden had said but also said The Game was slapped by Suge Knight. That rumor was supposedly started by Daz Dillinger. The Game responded on his website, saying that if Suge Knight ever touched him, Knight would be "6 feet under". In February 2005, Yukmouth released a mixtape called "All Out War" with several tracks directed towards The Game. Yukmouth claimed on the mixtape that The Game used to be a male stripper and he has a video of it as proof to be released on United Ghettos Of America 3 DVD. Yukmouth continues to beef with The Game. Jayceon Taylor on Change Of Heart (Warner Bros. ... Jayceon Taylor on Change Of Heart (Warner Bros. ... Daz Dillinger (AKA Dat Nigga Daz born Delmar Arnaud in Long Beach, California) is an American record producer and rapper known for his work with Death Row Records at the height of West Coast raps international fame. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Murder, Inc. Records

Apparrently signing rapper Vita to his own label The Black Wall Street Records was the reason why Murder, Inc had a grudge against The Game. Also having G-Unit on the side of The Game made it more likely an association beef not a typical beef like 50 Cent having with the label.


Roc-A-Fella and Jay-Z

Throughout the debut of The Game, he had a beef with Memphis Bleek. The origin of the beef stems from JT the Bigga Figga's old label (Get Low) sounding very similar to Memphis Bleek's label (Dirty Get Low). The Game was on Get Low Records before signing to Aftermath. The Game dissed Memphis Bleek for the name situation on many tracks. Another rivalry is based on a line from The Game's "Westside Story" track where he says "And I don't do button up shirts or drive Maybachs", which Jay-Z took this as a direct insult to him. The result of this is a Jay-Z freestyle that The Game perceived was disrespecting him, with lines like "The Game's through." Memphis Bleek also challenged The Game to a rap battle for $50,000 that night on the same radio station that aired the freestyle.


The Game responded the next day at a concert in Amsterdam where he made several remarks about Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel, and Roc-A-Fella Records in an impromptu song. Jay-Z insisted the "Game" references were just about the rap game itself, not the rapper. The Game also fell back when Tim Westwood asked questions about it on a radio station in the U.K. the same day. In his concert in Los Angeles he dissed everyone he had beef with in the past, which included Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella. Jay-Z has not responded to the disses The Game has made at the concerts. Roc-A-Fella Records, one of the largest United States hip hop/rap record labels, was co-founded in New York City by hip hop mogul Damon Dash and now multi-platinum rapper Jay-Z in 1995. ... Categories: People stubs | 1958 births | Radio DJs ...


50 Cent and G-Unit

The Game and 50 Cent end their feud

The Game was the fifth member of the rap group G-Unit just a few months ago, until 50 Cent announced on the radio he was booting The Game out. 50 Cent claimed that the rapper was disloyal for not participating in his rap war with Nas, Jadakiss, and Fat Joe and not giving him proper credit for The Game's album debut. 50 Cent claimed that The Game was not only a hard head but almost a risk for the whole G-Unit camp cause it caused beef with Lloyd Banks and 50 Cent. Also rumors that 50 Cent did have a minor altercation such as a pushing match with The Game. Unaware of the situation, The Game had went to confront 50 Cent at the Hot 97 radio station. When they were not allowed entry to the building, the entrouage of both 50 Cent and The Game were involved in a dispute leading to a member getting shot and wounded. The websites stated that 50 Cent's security was involved in the shooting of one of The Game's entrouage. 50 Cent offically squashed his well-publicized beef with his protege The Game. ... 50 Cent offically squashed his well-publicized beef with his protege The Game. ... NAS can refer to one of the following: Nas (b. ... Jadakiss is a respected, if not entirely well-known rapper. ... Fat Joe is a Puerto Rican rapper from the Bronx, who was popular in the underground rap scene during the early and mid-1990s. ... WQHT also known as Hot 97 is a New York based radio station. ...


The reason for The Game and 50 Cent stemmed from the "lack" of response to the St. Valentine's Day Massacre album in which 50 Cent wanted to have his album in February, not March. Jealousy among the G-Unit members and The Game was also was considered a factor. The Massacre (original title was The Valentines Day Massacre, renamed because the albums release was delayed until after Valentines Day, and he thought the name became inappropriate) is an album released by the rapper 50 Cent. ...


The rappers had officially put an end to the beef between one another and donated money to charitable causes. Although they rarely made eye contact, they both agreed that they were not risking their lives over this feud.


Recently The Game was put back on the label G-Unit Records by 50 Cent.


Benzino

Benzino and The Source recently dissed The Game over his comments from his album The Documentary. The Game stated on "Don't Need Your Love" his displeasure of The Source. Also The Game recorded a scathing freestyle with Malice, a white rapper from Compton to respond towards the situation between Benzino and Eminem. Benzino responded on the song "Check Mate". Benzino has had a long standing feud with Eminem and has dissed several artists on Interscope in the past. An affiliate of The Game was interviewed for The Source. The cover story will explain what happened between The Game and 50 Cent after the incident at Hot 97. Benzino, Co-owner of The Source Benzino (born Raymond Scott) is an American rapper as well as the CEO and co-owner of The Source, the top-selling hip-hop magazine in the United States. ... Eminem is the stage name of Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972 in St. ... WQHT also known as Hot 97 is a New York based radio station. ...


The Radio One Incident

On January 25, 2005, while promoting his debut album, The Game was in Washington, D.C. alongside his manager Jimmy Henchmen. They were being interviewed for WKYS-FM by intern Kwasi Jones known as DJ Zxulu. A comment made by Zxulu about the earpiece Henchmen was wearing started a confrontation with 20 members of The Game's entourage. Jones suffered a beat down which lead to him being admitted to the hospital. The incident at the radio station caused Radio One to remove all the singles from The Game off their play lists in some of their mainstream markets. It was soon lifted after The Game and his Black Wall Street camp issued an apology to the radio station. Those same comments were also stated while filming his video for the single "Hate It Or Love It". The song original was featured on The Documentary, but the remix was on 50 Cent's The Massacre. The remix featured The Game stating remarks about the incident: I’m rap’s MVP/Don’t make me remind ya'll what happened in D.C. January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Note: Radio 1 is the primary service of several broadcasters. ...


Alleged accounts from Jones prompted him file a lawsuit against The Game. Jones sued The Game for $280 million dollars and also named his mentors Dr. Dre and 50 Cent alongside Eminem in this lawsuit. Prince George's County Courts filed assault and battery charges against The Game. Representatives for The Game have no comment on the situation. Eminem is the stage name of Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972 in St. ... Prince Georges County is a suburban county located in the state of Maryland immediately east of Washington, D.C.. It is notable as the wealthiest majority-African-American county in the country. ...


Unity Among Rivals

The Game along with Steve Harvey, Snoop Dogg and various members that represent California's rap inner circles all came together to form a west coast peace treaty. The peace treaty ended the rivalry between Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Suge Knight. Although neither person was in attendence, The Game was there on behalf of Dr. Dre and Harvey was on behalf of Suge Knight. The rivalry between Dr. Dre and Suge Knight has been ongoing since Dre's departure from Death Row Records. Steve Harvey (born November 23, 1956) is a popular African-American actor, entertainer and comedian. ... Snoop Dogg Calvin Cordozar Broadus (born October 20, 1971 in Long Beach, California) is a rap musician and actor. ... Suge (pronounced like sug[ar]) Knight, born Marion Knight in Compton, California to a custodian father and schoolteacher mother, is an entrepreneur in the hip hop music industry and co-founder of Death Row Records with Dr. Dre. ...


The Black Wall Street

The Black Wall Street Records is a label started by the rapper The Game and his half brother Big Fase 100. The label features artists Vita (formerly of Murder, Inc), 4Bent (known as Billboard), G-Malone, Life and Producer Nu Jerzy Devil. The Game is also appointed as an artist although he is also signed to Aftermath Entertainment and G-Unit Records. The labels are distributed through Interscope. The Black Wall Street Records is not affiliated with G-Unit. Vita (from the Latin word for life) can refer to a brief biography, often that of a saint (i. ...


Other Ventures

After the release of The Documentary, The Game teamed with Kanye West and Ludacris to release the Where You At? Boost Mobile Phone Campaign. Most recently The Game has partnered up with hatmaker New Era in the design of his Capture the Flag 59FIFTY fitted hats. Also the rapper has endorsed his own clothing line. The Game and The Black Wall Street created The Frank Pace Collection. This clothing is dedicated to upscale men's fashion and will be released in spring of 2006. The Game is also promised an endorsement with Reebok to create his own version of shoes. Kanye West (pronounced CON-yay)(born June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American music producer and rapper from Chicago, Illinois. ... Ludacris (born Christopher Bridges on September 11, 1977 in Champaign, Illinois; commonly referred to as Luda) is an American rapper and actor. ... Reebok International Limited (NYSE: RBK) is a Fortune 500 company named for a type of African gazelle. ...


Discography

Singles Alternate meanings: Single In music, a single is a song considered commercially viable enough by the artist and record company to be released separately from an album, usually featuring on an album as well. ...

  • "Westside Story" - (2004) #93 US
  • "How We Do" (featuring 50 Cent) - (2004) #4 US, #5 UK
  • "Hate It Or Love It" (remix) - (2005) #3 US
  • "Dreams"
  • "Higher"

Albums 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An album (from Latin albus white, blank, relating to a blank book in which something can be inserted) is a packaged collection of related things. ...

DVD The Documentary is the debut solo album by rapper Game. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... DVD is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for storing data, including movies with high video and sound quality. ...

  • The Documentary DVD

External links

  • Official site (http://www.comptongame.com)
  • The Black Wall Street (http://www.theblackwallstreet.com)
  • Czar Management (http://www.czar-ent.com/)
  • Aftermath Entertainment (http://www.aftermath-entertainment.com/)

 
 

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