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Jayceon Terrell Taylor (born November 29, 1979), known by his gang name The Game (increasingly just Game) is a rapper from Compton, California. He was discovered by Dr. Dre, who decided he should be taken under the wing of 50 Cent. This wasn't a particularly good idea, since the two had a big argument and became Evil Former Friends for the better part of 12 years. He has released 7 albums, and for the 5th - Jesus Piece, he reconciled with Dr. Dre (but not 50; that came four years later). He is a member of the Blood Gang.

Has nothing to do with Queen's album of the same name, or the the meme, which you just lost.


  • The Documentary (2005)
  • Doctor's Advocate (2006)
  • L.A.X. (2008)
  • The R.E.D. Album (2011)
  • Jesus Piece (2012)
  • The Documentary 2 (2015)
  • The Documentary 2.5 (2015)
  • 1992 (2016)
  • Born To Rap (2019)
  • DRILLMATIC: Heart vs. Mind (2022)

Tropes applicable to him or his music:

  • Call-Back: Refers to his three previous albums at the time on "The City" from The R.E.D. Album
    • Refers to his feature on Kanye West's "Crack Music" on "Jesus Piece" (which features West and Common).
  • Cluster F-Bomb: As expected from a rapper, The Game takes it up to 11.
  • Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Gangster!: In particular, a Blood. One egregious example being The R.E.D. Album and specifically its first single "Red Nation". Despite his claims that the "R.E.D." in the title stands for "RE-Dedication" and not a reference to his Blood Gang affiliation, the album cover is black and red and "Red Nation", featuring fellow Blood-affiliated rapper Lil Wayne on the chorus, is a love letter to the Bloods' red color motif with a few open shout outs to the gang itself. There's also "Gang Related".
  • Evil Former Friend: 50 Cent although they since squashed the beef, same with Meek Mill.
  • Gangsta Rap: A solid type 1; when talking about his history with The Bloods, he'll depict himself as a Justified Criminal with a Dark and Troubled Past — though even he won't say no to the occasional Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Gangster! aesthetic, though.
  • Intercourse with You: A common subject in his music.
  • In the Blood: Pardon the pun. Gang membership appears to be a family thing with him, as his parents and three of his older half-brothers were gang members. Ironically, the parents and two of those half-brothers are with various sets of the Crips (he grew up in a Crip-controlled neighborhood, after all).
  • Misogyny Song: Deconstructed in "Good Girls Gone Bad," a scathing indictment of misogyny in the hip-hop world. Played straight with "Bitch You Aint Shit"
  • New Media Are Evil: He pinned the blame for what he saw as rap's decline in quality on the Internet and claimed that it was "brainwashing" people into believing that "wack-ass music" is any good.
  • N-Word Privileges: Duh.
  • Sampling
  • Shout-Out: Gives so many of these that he often gets criticized for it.
  • Slut-Shaming: "Wouldn't Get Far" and "Bitch You Aint Shit".
  • Spell My Name with a "The": He was known as "The Game" for much of his career, but dropped the "The" sometime in the early 2010s; presumably, he was tired of fans addressing him as "Mr. The Game." This was extremely short lived however, as the "The" was added back soon after the change.
  • Take That!: Much like his former associate 50 Cent, he's well known for delivering these. Their feud had plenty of this content.
    • Same for his beef with Meek Mill.
  • A Wild Rapper Appears!: His guest verse on "Down" by rock band The Prom Kings.
  • With Us or Against Us: How his beef with 50 Cent started.

Alternative Title(s): Game