From Rap Dictionary
The Game (born Jayceon Terrell Taylor on November 29, 1979) is an African 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, Game attended Compton High School, where most students who were affiliated with gangs were Crips. However, his older half brother Big Fase 100 attended Centennial High School and was a member of the Cedar Block Piru. The Game 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. The 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. He 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. The 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. 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 Records. After releasing a mixtape "OKE", on October 12, 2013, Birdman announced The Game had signed to Cash Money Records.