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The Game
The Game by Mikko Koponen.jpg
At a photo shoot in Wall Street, New York, 2006
Background information
Birth nameJayceon Terrell Taylor
Also known asThe Game
Born (1979-11-29) November 29, 1979 (age 41)
Los Angeles, California
OriginCompton, California
  • Rapper
  • record producer
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
Years active2002 – present
Associated acts

Jayceon Terrell Taylor (born November 29, 1979), better known by his stage name The Game (or simply Game), is an American rapper. He became famous in 2005 with the success of his debut album, The Documentary, and his 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.


The Game released his first mixtape You Know What It Is Vol. 1 in 2002. Dr Dre. listened to the mixtape and signed The Game to his Aftermath Entertainment label in 2003. A song Game made with 9 other rappers called "Don't Shoot" was released on August 27 2014.