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The Game was born and raised in the first birthplace of gangsta rap, Compton, California. He received his nickname from his grandmother, who said he was always "game" for anything. His half brother grew up in a different neighborhood and was an active member of the Cedar Block Piru Bloods. As their relationship grew, The Game became a member of the Cedar Block Pirus as well, all while living in a Crip neighborhood. The Game eventually got into the lifestyle of hustling with his brother. Car thefts, drug dealing, and shootings pushed his mother to kick him out of the house. He moved into the projects in a nearby city with his bro in 2000 and took over the local drug trade. Late in the night of October 2001, he was shot five times during a home invasion, one bullet in brushed his heart. While in the hospital The Game decided to change his life, put his past behind him, and pursue his dream of becoming a rapper. His brother encouraged him and told him he always had a way with his words.. The Game began to study classic albums of great rappers such as Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, Nas, and Jay-Z. Soon after, The Game was discovered by rap pioneer and former N.W.A member, Dr. Dre, who signed The Game to his Aftermath Entertainment label. Prior to rapping, at 6'4" The Game was a star basketball player at Compton High School. He received a basketball scholarship to Washington State University but was dismissed from the school during his freshman year over drug allegations... He grew up with NBA star Baron Davis, who is now the godfather to The Game's son, Harlem Caron Taylor. The concept of The Game with G-Unit was to help increase the popularity of one of the leading acts in rap and hip-hop, and to also mainly increase the popularity of G-Unit on the West Coast. Furthermore, the popularity in general of G-Unit also with the support of Dr. Dre would help make sure The Game had high album sales. Dr. Dre and 50 Cent were producers on his debut album The Documentary, an album that explores The Game's life while he was pursuing a career in the rap industry. Though The Game is a was artist, he has already made some hip hop rivals: among them Suge Knight and Death Row Records, and Jay-Z of Roc-A-Fella Records, Yukmouth, Memphis Bleek, Joe Budden, and even mentor 50 Cent. After The Documentary was released, 50 Cent announced on the radio he was releasing The Game from label. 50 Cent claimed that the rapper was 'disloyal' for not participating in his rap feud with Nas, Jadakiss, and Fat Joe and not giving him "proper' credit for The Game's first album. 50 Cent claimed that The Game was not only a "hard head" but almost a big risk for the whole G-Unit group because it caused strained relations with Lloyd Banks and 50 Cent. After hearing of the interview in which 50 Cent was kicking Game out of G-Unit, The Game had gone to confront 50 Cent at the Hot 97 radio station with 30 some of his friends. 50 Cent ended his interview while on air as he was rushed out of the building. The rappers had officially put an end to the disagreement between one another and donated money to charitable causes. Within a few weeks, 50 Cent and G-Unit were dissing The Game another time. In the XXL Magazine. As well Tony Yayo was on Power 105 in New York re-igniting the feud between G-Unit and The Game. Yayo was commenting about the street credibility about The Game and talking about his Change Of Heart appearance. 50 Cent filed a lawsuit against Jimmy Henchmen, the manager of The Game. The rapper sued Henchmen because the filming of the DVD the original "50 Cent" in Infamous Times. The movie chronicles the life of Kelvin "50 Cents" Martin and the rapper authorized footage for the DVD. Henchmen dismissed the lawsuit, stating that 50 Cent's jealousy of The Game was the reason for him suing him. Then, finally, at New York radio station Hot 97's Summer Jam concert in New Jersey on June 5th 2005, The Game's performance confirmed that his feud with G-Unit has not been squashed. During his performance The Game slandered G-Unit several times, at one point yelling out "G-Unot". The largest insult came in the appearance of a mascot dressed up as a rat sporting a G-Unit tank top on stage. The rat represented 50 Cent, who has been accused of snitching and placing others in jail by other rappers such as Fat Joe and Jadakiss. The mascot was then beaten down by members of The Black Wall Street. In mid-June 2005, The Game released a 15-minute-long diss song entitled '300 Bars and Runnin' dissing G-Unit and attacking every single last member of his former group. 50 Cent has mixed feelings about this diss. The Game had actually written parts of the song when he was still a member of G-Unit, and finally released it after a concert in which he threw his G-Unit chain into the crowd and proclaimed that the G-Unit is full of a bunch of "snitches",

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