The Black Wall Street

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The Game was born and raised in the first birthplace of gangsta rap, Compton, California. He received his nickname from his grandmother, who said he was always "game" for anything. His half brother grew up in a different neighborhood and was an active member of the Cedar Block Piru Bloods. As their relationship grew, The Game became a member of the Cedar Block Pirus as well, all while living in a Crip neighborhood. The Game eventually got into the lifestyle of hustling with his brother. Car thefts, drug dealing, and shootings pushed his mother to kick him out of the house. He moved into the projects in a nearby city with his bro in 2000 and took over the local drug trade. Late in the night of October 2001, he was shot five times during a home invasion, one bullet in brushed his heart. While in the hospital The Game decided to change his life, put his past behind him, and pursue his dream of becoming a rapper. His brother encouraged him and told him he always had a way with his words.. The Game began to study classic albums of great rappers such as Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, Nas, and Jay-Z. Soon after, The Game was discovered by rap pioneer and former N.W.A member, Dr. Dre, who signed The Game to his Aftermath Entertainment label. Prior to rapping, at 6'4" The Game was a star basketball player at Compton High School. He received a basketball scholarship to Washington State University but was dismissed from the school during his freshman year over drug allegations... He grew up with NBA star Baron Davis, who is now the godfather to The Game's son, Harlem Caron Taylor. The concept of The Game with G-Unit was to help increase the popularity of one of the leading acts in rap and hip-hop, and to also mainly increase the popularity of G-Unit on the West Coast. Furthermore, the popularity in general of G-Unit also with the support of Dr. Dre would help make sure The Game had high album sales. Dr. Dre and 50 Cent were producers on his debut album The Documentary, an album that explores The Game's life while he was pursuing a career in the rap industry. Though The Game is a was artist, he has already made some hip hop rivals: among them Suge Knight and Death Row Records, and Jay-Z of Roc-A-Fella Records, Yukmouth, Memphis Bleek, Joe Budden, and even mentor 50 Cent.

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