Game turns 34 years old today.
- Born in Compton, California, Jayceon Taylor received his nickname from his grandmother because he was always "game" for any challenge.
- After a mixtape helped him catch the eyes and ears of Dr. Dre, The Game signed with Aftermath Records in 2003 and was paired with 50 Cents's up-and-coming team of rappers, G-Unit.
- In 2004, Game's debut, The Documentary, hit stores. It debuted at number-one and has gone double platinum.
- Game's relationship with 50 turned sour in February 2005 when Fif' told several New York radio stations that Game had been kicked out of G-Unit.
- Game's second album, Doctor's Advocate, was released in November 2006 and became his second-straight number-one release. It was named best hip-hop album of 2006 by the New York Times.
- Subsequent releases -- 2008's LAX, 2011's The R.E.D. Album and 2012's Jesus Piece -- were less successful. Jesus Piece was his final album released by Interscope.
- In October of this year, Birdman announced that Game had signed to Cash Money Records.