Happy Birthday, The Game!
Today, Nov. 29, marks the 38th birthday of The Game, one of the most ferocious lyricists in Compton's history.
Born Jayceon Taylor, Game has been one of the most prolific rappers from the West Coast in the last decade. The rhymer got his official start in rap as a signee of Aftermath Records in 2002, and a member of 50 Cent's clique G-Unit. It was under G-Unit and Aftermath that Game dropped his classic 2005 debut album, The Documentary.
After leaving G-Unit in 2005 over beefing with 50, Game went on to forge an illustrious career all on his own. Over the span of his career, Game has sold millions of records, had three No. 1 albums and has been one of the most recognizable figures in L.A. rap. The MC is credited by many with bringing the West Coast hip-hop sound back to prominence in the new millennium.
To date, Game has dropped eight solo albums, including his highly acclaimed The Documentary 2, the sequel project to his debut that was ten years in the making. The Game's most recent album was 1992, which he dropped in October of last year.
Game's stage name precedes not only in the rap world, but on social media as well. The Compton, Calif. native loves to play the agitator in many an online beef, whether it's with Young Thug or Meek Mill. Game is clearly a jokester, businessman, father and dope MC all rolled into one. Years into his career, the "dope MC" part is still an important one.
Throughout 2017, Game's made time to showcase a commitment to his craft on songs like "Drake Flows" and Brain's Lil Dicky-assisted record, "How Can U Sleep." The Game's also done good deeds, offering to buy 10 pairs of Lonzo Ball's Big Baller Brand shoes to kids who can't afford sneakers. Now, we can only assume he's hard at work on his Westside Story album. Last summer, he hinted that Dr. Dre's produced for the record. Dope.
Happy Birthday, Game!
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