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   » Related Artists:  50 Cent, Eminem, 2pac, Dr Dre


THE GAME LIFE TIMELINE

 
The Game was born Jayceon Taylor in Compton, California. He attended Washington State University on a basketball scholarship but found himself kicked out for drug-dealing. After some time gangbanging and drug dealing, the Game was almost killed in a robbery at his apartment. While recovering from the 5 gun shot wounds, he made the choice to let rap music be his goal. The transition to rap music got the attention of Dr. Dre in 2002 who produced his debut LP and led to a spot with 50 Cent's G Unit.

October 2004: The Untold Story was released - a collection of unreleased material produced by JT The Bigga Figga.

January 2005: The Game released his official debut LP The Documentary. The Game hit the Top 40 with help from 50 Cent on "How We Do."

February 2005: The Game topped the Billboard 200 LP chart and Top R&B;/Hip-Hop Albums chart with The Documentary selling over 586,000 copies its first week of release in the US. 50 Cent told a radio station that he had dropped The Game from G-Unit for disloyalty reasons. The single "How We Do" was certified gold.

March 2005: The Game topped the Billboard Rhythmic Airplay chart with help from 50 Cent on "How We Do." The Documentary was certified 2x platinum. The Game hit the Top 40 with 50 Cent on "Hate It Or Love It." The Game hit the Top 10 with help from 50 Cent on "How We Do." The single "How We Do" was certified platinum.

April 2005: The Game topped the Billboard Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, and Hot Rap Tracks chart with help from 50 Cent on "Hate It Or Love It." The Game hit the Top 10 with 50 Cent on "Hate It Or Love It."

June 2005: The single "Hate It Or Love It" was certified gold.

August 2005: The video for "Hate It Or Love It" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video. The video for "Dreams" was nominated for Best New Artist.

September 2005: The Game performed on ReAct Now: Music & Relief - a benefit program shown on music video channels to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

December 2005: The Game could be heard on The Notorious B.I.G. posthumous creation - Duets: The Final Chapter. The Game had the #10 selling LP of 2005 with The Documentary selling over 2.2 million copies during the year.

February 2006: The Game was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and Best Rap Song (awarded to the songwriter) ("Hate It Or Love It" with A. Lyon, 50 Cent and M. Valenzano).

May 2006: The Game was arrested for possession of a deadly weapon (brass knuckles) in California after being pulled over for a traffic violation.

June 2006: The Game could be seen in the film Waist Deep.

November 2006: The Game released his sophomore album Doctor's Advocate. The Game could also be heard on Fat Joe's album "Me, Myself And I" on the track "Breathe And Stop."

December 2006: The Game topped the Billboard 200 LP chart, Top Rap Albums chart, and Top R&B;/Hip-Hop Albums chart with Doctor's Advocate - selling over 358,000 copies its first week of release in the US.

May 2007: The Game could be heard on the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony LP Strength And Loyalty on the track "Streets."

 

 

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