Born 27 November 1979.

US rapper, formerly The Game

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Game chats with Charlie

US rapper Game drops by for a surprise visit and gives tips on how to have a good time.

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Jayceon Terrell Taylor (born November 29, 1979), better known by his stage name The Game or simply Game, is an 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, he 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. 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.

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  1. Review of The R.E.D. Album

    The R.E.D. Album 2011

    Reviewed by Marcus J. Moore
    California rapper sounds restless on his fourth album.
  2. Review of The Documentary

    The Documentary 2005

    Reviewed by Adam Webb
    ...musically brilliant, but otherwise curiously sterile.
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