The Game, a.k.a. Jayceon Terell Taylor, is credited with bringing the West Coast back to the big leagues of hip-hop. Raised in Compton and a bona fide member of the Bloods, Taylor actually put in a semester at Washington State University before the lure of the streets brought him back to LA. He was shot five times in a drug deal gone wrong and, while recovering, decided to pursue a career in music. The Game was brought on to Interscope Records to work with 50 Cent and G-Unit before releasing his own 2005 album, The Documentary, which nabbed him two Grammy® nominations. A flurry of hype and trouble surrounds The Game. In between mixing it up with former cohorts 50 Cent and G-Unit, as well as mounting tension with Ras Kass, Tony Yayo and M.O.P., he released Doctor's Advocate, which swiftly went platinum.
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