25 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About The Game
Jayceon "The Game" Taylor may have the young ladies clamoring for his love and attention on VH1’s She’s Got Game but the Compton rapper has rap fans paying extra close attention to his music this month. He's delivered his feature-heavy sixth studio LP, The Documentary 2, a follow-up to his debut project The Documentary, which arrived 10 years ago. The Game also treated fans to another album, The Documentary 2.5, a collection of 18 songs solidifying a return to his roots.
A decade after his debut, Game remains one of the West Coast’s most far-reaching MCs of the millennium. In all truth, Los Angeles rappers had been experiencing a sort of drought for a number of years before he came along with his distinctive tone and intuitive street stories on the original Documentary. Through ups and downs with imprint heads -- notably 50 Cent -- and labels, the rapper is on his own these days, releasing his new projects independently through his own Blood Money Entertainment under eOne Music.
Although Game seemingly came into the rap industry with an axe to grind, a la 50 Cent, the 35-year-old has proven himself to be much more than the loud-talking, trouble-starting guy that hip-hop fans had grown accustomed to. In the years following his entry into the industry, Game opened his home to TV cameras and allowed us to look into his life as a daddy of three and a partner in Marrying The Game. He’s started fitness incentives and even saved a life. Thankfully, 10 years in, he’s still documenting it all. In case you’ve missed anything, we here at The Boombox have compiled a list of 25 facts you may not know about the Compton MC.