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Rapper The Game’s Life Explored: Biography, Kids & Net Worth

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The Game has been transparent about his upbringing throughout his illustrious rap career, which has seen him achieve platinum-selling success. With over 20 million albums sold globally, he boasts accolades including a Grammy and a BET Award. Beyond music, he has delved into acting, producing, and establishing his own record label, The Black Wall Street Records.

But behind his success lies a dark and turbulent past that shaped his music and personality. The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, was born on November 29, 1979, in Los Angeles, California, to George and Lynette Taylor. He had a rough childhood, growing up in a primarily Crip-controlled neighborhood known as Santana Blocc.

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He witnessed the horrors of gang life, drug abuse, and sexual abuse at a young age and was involved in various illegal activities. He lost his older brother to gun violence when he was 13, and was placed in foster care when he was seven alongside his siblings, after his father reportedly molested his sisters.

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HOLLYWOOD – AUGUST 31: Rapper The Game arrives at the 2005 World Music Awards at the Kodak Theatre on August 31, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)

At the age of 15, he was removed from the foster care, and reunited with his mother, but he had a troubled relationship with her.

He attended Compton High School, where he excelled in sports, especially basketball and track. He claimed that he received a basketball scholarship to Washington State University, but was kicked out after being caught with drugs. However, the university denied this claim, saying that he never enrolled there. He then returned to Compton, where he immersed himself in the “street life”, selling drugs and engaging in gang activities.

He was shot five times in a home invasion in 2001, and was in a coma for three days. While he was recovering, he discovered his passion for rap music, and decided to pursue it as a career. He changed his name to The Game, inspired by his grandmother‘s love for the 1997 blockbuster of the same name.

He started making mixtapes and caught the attention of Dr. Dre, who signed him to his label, Aftermath Entertainment, in 2003. He also joined 50 Cent’s group, G-Unit, and collaborated with them on several songs. He released his debut album, The Documentary, in 2005, which was a huge success, selling over five million copies and spawning hits like “How We Do”, “Hate It or Love It”, and “Dreams”. He also established himself as one of the leading rappers of the West Coast, reviving the genre that was dominated by East Coast rappers in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

However, he soon had a falling out with 50 Cent and G-Unit, and left the group in 2005. He also left Aftermath Entertainment and signed with Geffen Records, another label under Universal’s Interscope Geffen A&M corporate unit to terminate his contractual obligations with G-Unit in 2006.

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He released his second album, Doctor’s Advocate, in 2006, which was also a commercial and critical success, despite not featuring any production from Dr. Dre. He continued to release more albums, such as LAX (2008), The R.E.D. Album (2011), Jesus Piece (2012), The Documentary 2 and 2.5 (2015), and Born 2 Rap (2019). He also collaborated with other artists, such as Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Drake, Chris Brown, and Kanye West

The Game Kids and Relationships

The Game is also a father of three children: two sons and one daughter. Harlem, King Justice and California Dream. He has been in several relationships, but never married. He was engaged to actress and model Valeisha Butterfield in 2006, but they broke up in 2007. He was also engaged to Tiffney Cambridge, a sixth-grade teacher in 2011, but they split in 2014. Cambridge accused the rapper of physical abuse throughout the relationship, which he denied.

How Tall Is The Game?

The Game is one of the tallest rappers in the industry, standing at 6 feet 5 inches, or 196 centimeters. He has often mentioned his height in his songs, and has used it as a source of pride and confidence. His height has also given him an advantage in sports, especially basketball, which he still plays occasionally. His height has also contributed to his imposing and charismatic presence, making him a towering figure among his peers.

What Is The Game’s Net Worth In 2024?

The Game has amassed a fortune from his rap career and other ventures. According to various sources, he has a net worth of around $10 million to $25 million as of 2024. However, his net worth has also been affected by his legal troubles, such as lawsuits, fines, and settlements. He has been sued by several people, including 40 Glocc and Priscilla Rainey, a then contestant on his VH1 show She Got Game for alleged sexual assault.

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