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The Game

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The Game was born and grew up in the notorious Compton, California. Known to be an actual gang member, he was raised in a Crips gang area known to be Santana Blocc. The Games street name is said to have been given to him by his granny, who said that he was all the time game for anything. After being in a foster home for many years in his late childhood and early adolescence, unfortunately in the following years, two of his brothers were shot and killed. At around that time, his half brother Big Fase bought him deep into the lifestyle of californian gang scene.

Durin a drug deal went bad The game was shot five times in 2001. While slowly recopying in hospital he decided to try a career in rapping instead of drug dealing. The Game said that he listed to many rap albums in order to from a successful strategy, He was soon discovered and then signified by rap and producing legend Dr. Dre. Even though Game was first signed as an Aftermath artist, Interscope's Jimmy Iovine and Dre came to the conclusion to have The Game work with G-Unit. The deal was to criter a buzz around The Game which would also gain interest in G-Unit. Dr. Dre and 50 Cent were executive producers on The Game's debut album, The Documentary. The album debuted at number no1 on the music charts and produced hit singles such as "How We Do," "Hate It or Love It," and "Dreams."

Source by Kevin Hynes

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Mitchel Turner



I’m a journalist from Oxford specializing in hip-hop and culture.