Artist Information for The Game

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Name: The Game

Followers: 4,805,277

Monthly Listeners: 13,180,366

Top Cities:

  • London, GB (251,156 listeners)
  • Sydney, AU (224,457 listeners)
  • Los Angeles, US (181,461 listeners)
  • Melbourne, AU (159,128 listeners)
  • Brisbane, AU (144,951 listeners)

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Biography:
Compton rapper the Game combines intense autobiographical narratives, a hunger to assert his lyrical prowess, and a creatively referential approach to hip-hop that has justified his stage name. Emerging in the early 2000s as one of the rawest voices on the West Coast scene, the Game's forceful talent was established with The Documentary (2005), a full-length debut that topped the Billboard 200. The rapper has continued to move tirelessly with Doctor's Advocate (2006) and The R.E.D. Album (2011), his second and third number one albums, and other high-charting conceptual projects such as 1992 (2016) and DRILLMATIC Heart vs. Mind (2022). The Game was born Jayceon Terrell Taylor in Compton in 1979. Involved in the drug trade after a rough childhood, it took being shot during a home invasion to get him away from dealing drugs and into a life in music. Inspired by N.W.A, The Chronic, Doggystyle, and classic albums from 2Pac, the Notorious B.I.G., and Jay-Z, Game began rapping in 2001 and never looked back. His barbed and bold freestyles caught the ear of Dr. Dre, who brought the Game on as one of the first signees to his Aftermath Records roster in 2003 and executive-produced his debut. It was delayed a few times, but The Documentary finally dropped in January 2005. With everyone from Dre and 50 Cent to Nate Dogg, Kanye West, and Just Blaze contributing to the album, The Documentary made it clear from the outset that the then-heated geographic squabbles weren't a part of Game's agenda. Soon Game and 50 Cent were at war over the former's reluctance to beef with any and every enemy of G-Unit. Freestyles and mixtapes were spawned in amazing amounts from both sides, and every time a truce seemed possible, things fell apart at the last minute. Dr. Dre was stuck in the middle, and while he never publicly denounced the Game, he passed on working with the rapper for his next effort. Despite Dre's absence, Game's sophomore release kept its original title of Doctor's Advocate when it was released in late 2006. Two years later, LAX was released. With fewer mentions of Dr. Dre and 50 Cent, the uneven album found the rapper moving on from his previous obsessions. After periods of retirement talk, the MC had a change of heart and began recording The R.E.D. Album ("R.E.D." being short for "rededicated"). After several delays and the release of numerous promotional singles, the album was released in August 2011. A year later, Jesus Piece landed with a long guest list including Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, and Chris Brown. The conceptual album explored both the divine and the devilish, and how the rapper attended church as often as strip clubs. Late in 2012 he announced he had partnered with rapper Stat Quo and formed the label Blood Money Entertainment, which saw its first release two years later when "Bigger Than Me" was released. The single landed on Game's 2014 release Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf, another feature-filled album with Too $hort on board for the follow-up single, "Or Nah." Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Nas, and Q-Tip led off the long guest list on his star-studded 2015 effort The Documentary 2, an album that was introduced by the single "100," featuring Drake. In 2016, the A&E network aired Game's three-part documentary Streets of Compton, while eOne released his soundtrack for the series. Later that year, his likeness starred in a mobile app game, Block Wars, which also had an accompanying soundtrack released commercially. His eighth proper studio album, 1992, followed in October, led by the Scott Storch-produced single "All Eyez" (featuring Jeremih). 1992 topped the Billboard independent and Top R&B/hip-hop charts, and peaked at number four on the overall Top 200. In June 2019, the Game released "West Side," the first single off his ninth album, Born 2 Rap, which was released later that year, landing at number 19 on the Billboard 200. It featured guest appearances by Dom Kennedy, Ed Sheeran, 21 Savage, Anderson .Paak, and others. The rapper had previously announced that it would be his final studio album, but he continued recording, and in 2020 issued the non-album single "A.I. with the Braids," an homage to NBA star Allen Iverson featuring Lil Wayne. Two years later, the Game returned with the double album DRILLMATIC Heart vs. Mind, one of his most daring efforts. Throughout its two-hour duration, the Game mimicked numerous rappers, including Eminem on the ten-minute diss track "The Black Slim Shady," and worked with a cast of producers and rappers extensive by even the Game's standard. The Eazy-E-referencing single "Eazy" alone teamed him with Kanye West, DJ Premier, Mike Dean, Hit-Boy, Big Duke, and Cash Jones. ~ Johnny Loftus & Neil Z. Yeung, Rovi


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Top 10 Albums

Stainless Album Image Stainless
Label: eOne Music
Release Date: 2019-11-01
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Everywhere & Everything Album Image Everywhere & Everything
Label: Empire Of Dreams
Release Date: 2015-09-20
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Don't Shoot (feat. Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Currensy, Problem, King Pharaoh & TGT) - Single Album Image Don't Shoot (feat. Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Currensy, Problem, King Pharaoh & TGT) - Single
Label: Mike Brown
Release Date: 2014-08-27
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
OKE Album Image OKE
Label: Cider Entertainment
Release Date: 2013-12-17
Track Count: 19
Total Play Count: 0
Top Shotta Album Image Top Shotta
Label: recordJet
Release Date: 2023-01-06
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Real Album Image Real
Label: Jayco Beatz Records
Release Date: 2022-07-08
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Roped Off Album Image Roped Off
Label: Ca$h Machine Records
Release Date: 2016-05-16
Track Count: 2
Total Play Count: 0
92 Bars Album Image 92 Bars
Label: Ca$h Machine / Blood Money Ent. / eOne Music
Release Date: 2016-09-16
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
The Blackwall Street Vol. 2 Album Image The Blackwall Street Vol. 2
Label: Street Grind Entertainment
Release Date: 2012-11-20
Track Count: 19
Total Play Count: 0
Violence Album Image Violence
Label: 100 Entertainment, Inc.
Release Date: 2022-06-21
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0

Top 10 Tracks

El Chapo Track Image El Chapo
Playcount: 209,141,235
Duration: 03:40
El Chapo Track Image El Chapo
Playcount: 209,141,235
Duration: 03:39
100 Track Image 100
Playcount: 143,433,239
Duration: 05:34
100 - Radio Edit Track Image 100 - Radio Edit
Playcount: 143,433,239
Duration: 05:43
100 Track Image 100
Playcount: 143,433,239
Duration: 05:43
100 Track Image 100
Playcount: 143,433,239
Duration: 05:34
Party We Will Throw Now! Track Image Party We Will Throw Now!
Playcount: 120,155,832
Duration: 03:29
Party We Will Throw Now! Track Image Party We Will Throw Now!
Playcount: 120,155,832
Duration: 03:30
All Eyez - Radio Edit Track Image All Eyez - Radio Edit
Playcount: 117,027,271
Duration: 03:35
All Eyez Track Image All Eyez
Playcount: 117,027,271
Duration: 03:35

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Rick Ross Artist Image Rick Ross
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Nu Jerzey Devil Artist Image Nu Jerzey Devil
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E-40 Artist Image E-40
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Lil Wayne Artist Image Lil Wayne
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DJ Quik Artist Image DJ Quik
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JT The Bigga Figga Artist Image JT The Bigga Figga
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