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Jayceon Terrell Taylor, 29 November 1979, Los Angeles, California, USA. This west coast gangsta rapper shot to fame in 2004 on the strength of his association with Dr. Dre and 50 Cent. Taylor was raised in a foster home in Compton and, like many young men from his neighbourhood, followed a path into crime and dealing. His redemption came when he decided to take up rapping after a near fatal shooting in October 2001. A quick learner, Taylor renamed himself The Game (after a childhood nickname bestowed upon him by his grandmother) and immersed himself in classic gangsta rap from the 80s and 90s. His demo came to the attention of veteran rapper JT The Bigga Figga, who worked with the up-and-coming artist on a planned album project. Before anything could be released, however, The Game had been offered a new recording contract with Dr. Dres Aftermath/G-Unit label. The JT The Bigga Figga sessions were subsequently released on Untold Story in October 2004, much to...