Jayceon Terrell Taylor (born November 29, 1979), better known by his stage name The Game or simply Game, is an American rapper and actor. Game is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one of Dr. Dre's most notable prot�g�s. Born in Los Angeles, California, he released his first mixtape You Know What It Is Vol. 1 in 2002, and landed a record deal with the independent label Get Low Recordz owned by JT the Bigga Figga. Game's mixtape reached the hands of Sean Combs, founder of Bad Boy Records, who originally was on the verge of signing him to his label. Five months later, he was discovered by Dr. Dre who listened to the mixtape and signed him to his Aftermath Entertainment label in 2003. He rose to fame in 2005 with the success of his debut album "The Documentary" (2005) and "Doctor's Advocate" (2006). The Recording Industry Association of America certified his album "The Documentary" double platinum in March 2005 and it has sold over five million copies worldwide.
A rising artist in the 2000s, Game is considered to be a driving force in bringing back the West Coast hip hop scene into the mainstream and competing with many of his East Coast counterparts. Game was placed into G-Unit by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Due to his disputes with 50 Cent Game left Aftermath Entertainment and signed with Geffen Records, another label under Universal Music Group's Interscope-Geffen-A&M; division, to terminate his contractual obligations with G-Unit in the summer of 2006. Game's second album Doctor's Advocate was released on November 14, 2006 and it became his second straight album to debut at No. 1 on US Billboard 200 chart. Doctor's Advocate did not feature any production from Dr. Dre. Pitchfork Media placed "The Documentary" at number 35 on their list of Top 50 Albums of 2005. Game was nominated with a total of two nominations, including Grammy Award for Best Rap Song and Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for the smash single "Hate It or Love It". The New York Times named ''Doctor's Advocate best hip-hop album of 2006.
His next album LAX was released in 2008. With his fourth studio album The R.E.D. Album, Game again debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. In addition to music, Game has starred in motion pictures and founded The Black Wall Street Records. In September 2011, Game started working on his fifth studio album titled Jesus Piece which was released on December 11, 2012, his final album released by Interscope. After releasing a mixtape OKE, on October 12, 2013, Birdman announced The Game had signed to Cash Money Records, which is distributed by Republic Records. However, The Game later said the deal had not been finalized yet.
Game was born Jayceon Terrell Taylor on November 29, 1979, in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in Compton, a low-income crime-ridden city in Los Angeles County, in a primarily Crip gang neighborhood known as Santana Blocc, although he grew up to become a member of the Bloods. He was born into a life of gang-wars and hustling. In an October 2006 interview with MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway, Game described his family as "dysfunctional" and claimed that his father molested one of his sisters. When later interviewed, Game stated that at a young age, he recalled seeing both of his parents preparing to do drive-by shootings. His father was a Nutty Block Crip and his mother a Hoover Crippelette. Drugs and guns were all around Taylor when he was a youngster. His father was a heroin addict and both his parents frequently took cocaine. At around the age of 6, Taylor stated that a friend of his was murdered for his clothes and shoes in the neighborhood by a teenager.
At age 7, Taylor was placed in foster care. Initially, he was teased by other children. However, his intelligence was acknowledged by his caretakers and he usually helped his foster brothers and sisters with their homework. Taylor had a defining moment in his life when he met his idol, rapper Eazy-E of the rap group N.W.A, around 1989.Throughout Taylor's adolescence, he endured many hardships. At 13, one of Taylor's older brothers, Jevon, who was 17 at the time and had just received a record deal, was shot at a gas station. Taylor stated that he felt his father played a hand in this by not being there, for if he had, his brother would not have been shot. Jevon died the day after Jayceon visited him in the hospital, promising that things would be better and that lost time would be made up. Two years later, when Taylor was 15, he was removed from the foster care system. He moved in with his mother, Lynette, as his father was no longer around, and had a tumultuous relationship with his mother at first. Taylor attended Compton High School, where most students who were affiliated with gangs were Crips. However, his older half brother George Taylor III, known as Big Fase 100, attended Centennial High School and was the leader of the Cedar Block Piru Bloods.
In high school, Taylor was beginning to follow in his brother's footsteps but when his natural athletic abilities earned him a position as the point guard on the basketball team, he chose to focus on athletics instead, joining the track team and playing other various sports. In 1999, Taylor graduated from Compton High School and enrolled in Washington State University. According to Taylor, he had earned a basketball scholarship to the university, but was kicked out of the university after being caught with drugs in his possession. The university's athletic department, however, refutes that Taylor was ever enrolled in their athletic program and denies the drug claims. After being expelled from college, Taylor fully embraced street life, selling drugs and running with gangs. Game and his brother Big Fase owned an apartment on the outskirts of Compton in Bellflower. Shortly after moving there, they had a monopoly on the drug trade, but the operation was short-lived. On October 1, 2001, while Taylor was in the apartment alone, he heard a knock on the door at 2 a.m. Expecting a late night sale, Taylor opened the door to see a regular customer. The man, however, was accompanied by two other visitors. A fight then ensued between Taylor and another man, and before he was able to reach for his pistol, Taylor was shot five times by one of the assailants. After lying still for several minutes, Game used his cell phone and called an ambulance. Due to the severity of his wounds, Taylor went into a three-day coma.
Early career (2002�03)
While recovering in the hospital from gunshot wounds he incurred in late 2001, Game told his brother to go out and buy all of the classic hip-hop albums. Over the course of five months, he studied all of the various influential rap albums and developed a strategy to turn himself into a rapper. With the help of his older brother Big Fase, they founded the label. It originally featured such artists as Glasses Malone Vita, and Nu Jerzey Devil along with Game himself. His stage name was coined by his grandmother; she said that he was game for anything. Game first gained prominence when he attended a hip hop summit hosted by Russell Simmons and Louis Farrakhan. After he had fully recovered, Game and Big Fase made a mixtape together. He released his first mixtape You Know What It Is Vol. 1 in 2002, and landed a record deal with the independent label Get Low Recordz owned by JT the Bigga Figga.
Game's mixtape reached the hands of Sean Combs, founder of Bad Boy Records, who originally was on the verge of signing him to his label. Five months later, he was discovered by Dr. Dre who listened to the mixtape that had been produced by his brother. Dr. Dre contacted Game and signed him to his Aftermath Entertainment label in 2003. In late 2003, Interscope Records CEO Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre decided to have Game work with 50 Cent and G-Unit in order to help build a growing buzz around Game which would also fuel interest in G-Unit. Game made his first cameo appearance in the music video for 50 Cent's "In da Club", where he is seen dancing with a girl. Since then, he has made numerous cameo appearances in music videos by 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks Young Buck and Fabolous. Game spent the next two and a half years working on his debut album and being mentored by Dr. Dre.
The Documentary (2003-05)
Not having dropped an album despite being signed onto Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records for a while, Game was still able to create hype around his image alone. He appeared in ads for Sean Combs's Sean John clothing company and had an endorsement deal with Boost Mobile, appearing in a commercial alongside Kanye West and Ludacris. Game also appeared heavily on the mixtape circuit and guest starred on mixtapes for DJ Green Lantern, The Diplomats, and G-Unit. The first single released with Game on it was "Certified Gangstas", which also featured Jim Jones and Cam'ron. Though the single wasn't considered to be mainstream, the buzz increased around the West Coast rapper.
On September 28, 2004, Game released his first promo single, "Westside Story", from his debut album. He had originally chosen to title his debut album ''Nigga Wit' An Attitude Volume 1'' (as heard in the lyrics to "Dreams"), but an injunction filed at the request of Eazy-E's widow prevented him from using N.W.A.'s name in the album title. Thus, the album was titled The Documentary, which featured Dr. Dre and 50 Cent as executive producers. The album spawned the hit singles "How We Do" and "Hate It or Love It", the latter receiving two Grammy nominations. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and was the tenth best selling album of 2005 in the United States. It also debuted at number seven in the United Kingdom and sold over five million copies worldwide. In October 2004, he released Untold Story through Get Low Recordz, which sold over 82,000 copies within its first three months. The album featured artists like Sean T, Young Noble (of the Outlawz), and JT the Bigga Figga. Game also appeared on various mixtapes hosted by DJ's such as DJ Kayslay, DJ Whoo Kid, and DJ Clue. Game also released a second mixtape You Know What It Is Vol. 2 through his own record label and appeared on the video game NBA Live 2004 on a song produced by Fredwreck called "Can't Stop Me".
Later that year, the young rapper Lil Eazy-E, son of rapper the late Eazy-E, entered a feud with Game. The two used to be close associates and even recorded music together. Lil' Eazy-E has since directed numerous diss songs targeting the rapper, and has expressed his anger over what he felt was Game misuse of his father's name. Game responded by claiming that Lil' Eazy-E was trying to establish himself off the success he had made since releasing The Documentary. He released a song titled "120 Bars" where he claimed that Lil' Eazy-E does not write his own lyrics. However, on the same track, Game stated that he would rather not feud with Lil' Eazy-E due to the deep respect he has for Lil' Eazy-E's father. Lil' Eazy-E later responded with "They Know Me". On October 30, 2006, Game went on KDAY and said that he and Lil' Eazy-E had ended their feud.
Dr. Dre's nemesis, Suge Knight, also had an ongoing feud with Game that stemmed from Yukmouth's claim that Game had been slapped by Suge Knight. Game responded on his website, saying that if Suge Knight had ever touched him, he would be "six feet under". After the 2005 BET Awards show, associates of Death Row Records had their invitations to a party hosted by Ciara rescinded. Supposedly, a member of Death Row Records tried to steal Game's chain. Game stated on his website that he disliked Suge Knight because of "the lives he has endangered". In Miami for the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, Suge Knight was shot and wounded at Kanye West's party by an unknown gunman. Game vigorously denied involvement in the shooting, but the incident renewed efforts to pacify hip hop feuds and Game has consequently been discouraged from attending certain events in hopes of averting retaliation. Later, Game and various representatives of California's rap cliques formed a West Coast "peace treaty" to end many rivalries between West Coast rappers. Although Suge Knight did not attend, he and Game declared their feud over.
''Doctor's Advocate, G-Unit and feud (2005-07)
The G-Unit�Game feud is a hip hop rivalry that began in early 2005.
Game signed onto Aftermath Entertainment, it was later arranged that he would work with 50 Cent and his hip hop group G-Unit. The sudden feud between the pair, who had been marketed as having a mentor/prot�g� relationship, started soon afterwards. The two were able to put their differences aside for the release of The Game's debut album, The Documentary which was released on January 18, 2005. The album was a success for The Game and had three singles that featured 50 Cent. The release date of 50 Cent's second album, The Massacre, was pushed back in order to accommodate The Game's album, causing a rift between 50 Cent and Interscope Records. Tensions would rise during the filming of the music video for The Game's third single, "Hate It or Love It", when 50 Cent refused to shoot a scene in the front seat of a car with The Game, instead sitting in the back (The Game's brother, Big Fase 100, would replace him).
50 Cent later dismissed The Game from G-Unit on Hot 97 radio. After the announcement, The Game, who was a guest earlier in the evening, attempted to enter the building with his entourage. After being denied entry, one of his associates was shot by a security guard in the leg during a confrontation with security. 50 Cent with his G-unit crew left out the backdoor. When the situation escalated, both rappers held a press conference to announce their reconciliation. Fans had mixed feelings as to whether the rappers created a publicity stunt to boost the sales of the albums they had just released. Nevertheless, even after the situation deflated, G-Unit criticized The Game's street cred. The group denounced The Game and announced that he will not be featured on their albums. 50 told the FHM magazine that The Game keeps an AK47 under his couch. During a Summer Jam performance, The Game launched a boycott of G-Unit called "G-Unot" (which ended after 50 Cent trademarked the term).
After the performance at Summer Jam, The Game responded with "300 Bars and Runnin'", an extended "diss" aimed at G-Unit as well as members of Roc-A-Fella Records on the mixtape You Know What It Is Vol. 3. 50 Cent responded through his "Piggy Bank" music video, which features The Game as a Mr. Potato Head doll and also parodies other rivals. Since then both groups continued to attack each other. The Game released two more mixtapes, Ghost Unit and a mixtape/DVD called Stop Snitchin, Stop Lyin.
G-Unit posted a cover of The Game's head on the body of a male stripper for "Hate It or Love It (G-Unit Radio Part 21) " mixtape, as a response to The Game displaying pictures of G-Unit dressed as Village People. Although he was signed to Aftermath Entertainment, The Game left the label and signed with Geffen Records to terminate his contractual obligations with G-Unit (although others claim 50 Cent pressured Dr. Dre to kick him off). G-Unit member Spider Loc had also begun to insult The Game on various songs. With tracks such as "Stop Bitchin'," featuring Mr. Criminal from Hi-Power Entertainment, "Bitch Boy" and more. In addition, The Game released "240 Bars (Spider Joke) " and "100 Bars (The Funeral) " both attacking G-Unit Spider Loc and others. 50 Cent's response was "Not Rich, Still Lyin'" where he mocks The Game. Lloyd Banks replied to the Game on a Rap City freestyle booth session. The Game quickly released a "diss" record called "SoundScan" where The Game pokes fun at Lloyd Banks' album Rotten Apple falling thirteen spots on the Billboard 200 chart and disappointing second week sales. Lloyd Banks replied on his mixtape ''Mo' Money In The Bank Pt. 5: Gang Green Season Continues'' with a song called "Show Time (The Game's Over) ". Lloyd Banks states that 50 Cent wrote half of The Game's first album The Documentary and pokes fun at The Game's suicidal thoughts.
In October 2006, The Game extended a peace treaty to 50 Cent, which was not immediately replied to. However, a couple days later, on Power 106, he stated that the treaty was only offered for one day. On The Game's album, ''Doctor's Advocate, he claims that the feud is over on a few of the songs.
At one point, it was reported that Busta Rhymes wanted to get 50 Cent and The Game together on the same track which was to be included on his album, Before Hell Freezes Over. This way, he intended to end the feud between the two. Busta Rhymes commented on the feud. He said:
However, the reconciliation did not happen any time soon because of Tony Yayo's alleged attack on James "Lil' Henchmen" Rosemond, who is the son of Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond. Tony Yayo was arrested on March 24, 2007 and was accused of smacking Lil' Henchmen for wearing the shirt of his father's record label, Czar Entertainment. Czar Entertainment manages many artists, including The Game. Tony Yayo 50 Cent, and their entourage allegedly approached Lil' Henchmen in a black SUV. 4 men jumped out of the car. Tony Yayo then showed the 14-year-old boy that he had a gun, and he then proceeded to antagonize and slap the child. Tony Yayo has been charged for assault and he was later released with a $5,000 bail. He has pleaded not guilty. 50 Cent has strongly denied his involvement and has stated that he was in his home in Connecticut when the alleged incident occurred. He also stated that Tony Yayo did not hit Lil' Henchmen. 50 Cent thinks that the people who are trying to ban him are the same people who started the "G-Unot" campaign. He thinks they are trying to go after him by using the Lil' Henchmen incident as an excuse to ban him.
In February 2007, The Game and Young Buck got into a non-physical altercation at a club during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas. In an interview with SOHH.com, Young Buck describes the situation:
Although it was believed that Young Buck and The Game made peace and put the incident behind them, Young Buck recently confirmed in an interview with SOHH.com that the 'beef' is still on. Young Buck said Recently The Game had an interview with MTV and addressed an apology to 50 Cent and G-Unit and said "Jimmy always says, 'Man, I told you guys not to break up the Beatles,' " Game said. "He says he told John Lennon the same thing a long time ago. But I was young, man. I was dumb. I did a lot of dumb things. I felt me and 50 clashed. I'm not gonna dis 50...He had his side, I had my side. I did what I felt was necessary for me and my career to have longevity and survive in hip-hop and music to be around when I'm Quincy Jones' age;� not just be Quincy Jones' age, but be a Quincy Jones. Now, four albums in, I can honestly say from Banks to Buck to Dre to Yayo to whoever, if it would have kept going, endless paper. Millions of albums sold;� because we were great together."
There was also a physical altercation between 50 Cent's prot�g� and then new G Unit member 40 Glocc and Game's prot�g� and friend BWS Member rapper Compton Menace also known as The Menace. It was stated that Compton Menace initiated the fight. G Unit Member's 40 Glocc and Spider Loc also had a non physical brawl with rapper Lil Wayne and his mentor rapper Birdman when they were in Compton for a video shoot 40 Glocc and Spider Loc being member of the street gang called Crips. Lil Wayne who claimed to be a member of Bloods (the rival gang of the Crips), along with Game claiming the same as Wayne in the non physical brawl Wayne and Birdman supposedly ran into their car fearing the G Unit members Spider Loc and 40 Glocc and other Crip members. This appears to be fake due to the past Wayne and Birdman share. This is even harder to believe due to the fact that Wayne and Birdman both were born and raised in New Orleans. All this shows violence and gangs were also embroiled in the feud just as in the East coast vs West coast battle (a battle in the mid 90's involving rappers from both the East Coast and the West Coast mainly involving rappers Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur.)
However, several days later Tony Yayo stated in an interview that G-Unit won't accept The Game's apology saying several times that The Game is bipolar. Tony Yayo continued on saying "One day The Game is sorry, and the next day its fuck G-Unit." Tony Yayo did state though that The Game was right on them together consisting of 50 Cent, Young Buck, Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks, and The Game, were as good as The Beatles. A week later though, The Game was at his concert in Sydney, Australia and dissed G-Unit again, telling the crowd to shoot at G-Unit if they come to Sydney. This was about a week after The Game apologized to 50 Cent, Jimmy Iovine, and G-Unit.
Game hooks up with Young Buck
After being dismissed from G-Unit, Young Buck appeared on a remix to The Game's song Game's Pain, as well as appearing in the music video to the song My Life, which featured another former rival, Lil Wayne. A mixtape by The Game and Young Buck was also confirmed, The Commission, The Game & Young Buck - Laugh Now, Cry Later. When Young Buck left the Unit he had made multiple tracks with The Game dissing G-unit. Rapper Juvenile was embroiled in the feud as he sided with G-Unit dissing Young Buck (after Buck was released from G-Unit)
On November 9, 2009, 50 Cent released his newest album, Before I Self Destruct. Included on it is a track called "So Disrespectful," aimed at continuing his beef with The Game. He insults The Game with lyrics such as:
On the first single from his 2010 LP, R.E.D. Album,"Shake" The Game disses G-Unit yet again by firing more taunts at members of G-Unit with the lyrics:
Including radio freestyles and songs that appeared on both albums and mixtapes, there were over 100 diss tracks involved in this feud.
Later days of beef
In early 2009, Rick Ross whom at the time was feuding with 50 Cent, enlisted Game, Ja Rule and Fat Joe (50 Cent's most known rivals at the time) to a remix of his song "Mafia Music." Game opened the track with the first verse, however, unlike the three other featured artists on the track, he did not diss 50 Cent.
In November 2010, Game tweeted an appeal to 50 Cent saying he was willing to end the feud and all 50 had to do was pick up the phone and call. However, the appeals were ignored by Jackson despite encouragement from fans.
In December 2010, Game mocked Lloyd Banks album sales on Twitter, which had fans question whether he really wanted a G-Unit reunion or not.
In September 2011, 50 Cent released a track that dissed Game and Lil Wayne. Game responded on Twitter that he would "kill" 50 when he had studio time.
On July 7, 2012, The Game and G-Unit rapper 40 Glocc got into an altercation at a Hollywood Hills pool party. In a video clip, allegedly, shot by The Game via Game's iPhone during the fight, 40 Glocc is seen falling into a bush after being beaten up by the fellow West Coast rapper. 40 Glocc also begun a lawsuit against Game due to assault and battery and defamation of his character. Game said the lawsuit was the biggest shock of his life, also calling 40 "a coward."
On November 27, 2012 50 Cent released the second single for his upcoming album, Street King Immortal. The song features fellow rapper Eminem and singer Adam Levine. In the song 50 Cent raps "I tried to help niggas get on, they turned around and spit/ right in my face, so Game & Buck can both suck a dick..." Game later responded to this saying nobody cared about 50 Cent and he might record a sequel to "300 Bars and Runnin" in order to finally "kill" 50 Cent and G-Unit. 50 later said that the song was recorded two years prior and he currently had no ill wills toward Game. Nevertheless, Game responded with a bonus track off his Jesus Piece album called "Blood of Christ," which attacks G-Unit, 40 Glocc, Shyne and Diddy.
On January 31, 2013 The Game attempted to settle the feud and created a petition for G-Unit fans to sign so G-Unit could have a reunion. 50 Cent however declined to Game's petition on the claims that the reunion was for Game to regain attention. "Every time there was nothing going on Game said "Fuck you, 50," to generate some sort of new interest," 50 explained. "But now that doesn't work anymore, So you gotta figure out a new way to do it and now it's saying, 'We'll get G-Unit back together!'" He continued on to explain that he wouldn't mind it happening, but he believed that it would "fall apart".
Game released the mixtape OKE (Operation Kill Everything) in October 2013. In the song "Hollywood," Game spat the line: "Reunite with G-Unit? Bitch, fuck 50."
In March 2014, during his UK Blood Money tour, Game freestyled on the Tim Westwood show. In this freestyle, he dissed 50 Cent again, saying: "Game ain't making amends with 50 Cent / Game still trying to figure out where 50 went."
G-Unit's Side50 Cent*"300 Shots" (Feat. Tony Yayo, Ma$e, Young Buck, Mobb Deep M.O.P & Lloyd Banks) *"Banana Clip"*"Emotional /December 2005"*"Last Chance"*"Love, Hate, Love /September 2011"*"Make A Movie Out Of Em /January 2006"*"Misdemeanor (NY To Compton) "*"Much Too Much (Just Too Much) "*"Not Rich, Still Lyin' /April 2006"*"Paper Chaser /February 2006"*"So Disrespectful" (The Game & Young Buck diss) *"Strong Enough" (The Game & Young Buck diss) *"Stop Crying /January 2006"*"Ya Guns Don't Jam"*"You Should Be Dead"*"Window Shopper" (dissing Ja Rule Jadakiss, Fat Joe Nas & The Game) *"Piggy Bank" (dissing Game in the video) *"Outta Control" (Feat. Mobb Deep) (dissing Game with "Game Over" t-shirts in the video) *"My Life" (Feat. Eminem & Adam Levine) (dissing The Game and Young Buck) Lloyd Banks*"8 Minutes Of Death" (The Game diss) *"Death Wish" (The Game, Fat Joe & D-Block diss) *"Go Hard Or Go Home" (The Game diss) *"It's Simple Ain't It" (Feat. 50 Cent) (The Game diss) *"It Ain't A Secret" (The Game, Fat Joe & D-Block diss) *"Lamborghini Lloyd" (The Game diss) *"Potato Head" (Feat. Tony Yayo) (The Game, Black Wall Street & Yukmouth diss) *"Rather Be Me" (The Game & Young Buck diss) *"Show Time (The Game's Over) " (The Game diss) Tony Yayo*"Die Slow" (Black Wall Street & Young Buck diss) *"They Call It Murder" (Feat. 50 cent) (The Game diss) *"We Don't Give a Fuck" (Feat. 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks & Olivia) (The Game & Ja Rule diss) Young Buck*"They Don't Bother Me" (Feat. Ma$e, Spider Loc & 50 Cent) (The Game, Ja Rule, Fat Joe, Nas & Jadakiss diss) *"The Real Bitch Boy" (Feat. Spider Loc) (The Game diss) *"I Don't Want No Problems" (Feat. Spider Loc) (The Game diss) Prodigy*"No Love Wins" (Feat. 40 Glocc) (The Game Diss) "Lil Eazy-E*"They Know Me" (The Game Diss) "*"Coming From Compton" (The Game Diss) "Big Fase 100*"No Help" (The Game Diss)
'''Game's SideGame*"100 Bars (The Funeral: G-Unit Records, Mobb Deep, Hot Rod & 40 Glocc Diss) "*"120 Bars (G-Unit, Lil' Eazy-E, Mobb Deep, Spider Loc, Mase & Olivia Diss) "*"240 Bars (Spider Joke: Spider Loc & G-Unit Diss) "*"300 Bars (G-Unit Records, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Tony Yayo, Olivia, Mobb Deep, DJ Whoo Kid, Memphis Bleek, Joe Budden Lil Eazy-E, Benzino & Young Gunz Diss) "*"360 Bars (G-Unit, Roc-A-Fella Records & Big Fase 100 Diss) "*"400 Bars (50 Cent & G-Unit Diss) "*"A Lil' Bit (50 Cent & G-Unit Diss) "*"All For Sale (G-Unit & Mase Diss) "*"All I Need (G-Unit, Terrance Howard, Mase & Mobb Deep Diss) "*"Be Eazy (Young Hot Rod Diss) "*"Blood of Christ" (50 Cent, G-Unit, 40 Glocc, Shyne and Diddy Diss) "*"Body Bags (Tony Yayo & 50 Cent Diss) "*"Bounce Back (50 Cent, Tony Yayo & Irv Gotti Diss Feat. Charli Baltimore) "*"Breathe and Stop (G-Unit Diss Feat. Fat Joe) "*"Cough Up a Lung" (40 Glocc Diss) "*"Don't Body Yourself Remix (50 Cent Diss Feat. Nas) "*"Down (Lloyd Banks & G-Unit Diss) "*"Face of L.A (Mobb Deep & G-Unit Diss) "*"G-Unit Crip (G-Unit Diss Feat. Techniec) "*"Ghost Unit Intro (G-Unit Diss) "*"Hate It or Love It (Street Remix: G-Unit Diss) "*"How We Do (Live G-Unot Remix: G-Unit Diss) "*"I Told You (G-Unit, Mase & Olivia Diss) "*"I'm a Muthafuckin soldier (50 Cent Diss) "*"Kiss Your Ass Goodbye (Extended Remix: G-Unit Diss Feat. Sheek Louch, Fabolous Beanie Sigel & Jadakiss) "*"Lay Low (Tony Yayo & G-Unit Diss Feat. Techniec) "*"Mafia Music (Remix: 50 Cent & G-Unit Diss Feat. Fat Joe, Ja Rule & Rick Ross) "*"Mr. Potato Head (G-Unit Diss) "*"My Bitch (50 Cent, Jay-Z & Suge Knight Diss) "*"My Turn (G-Unit Diss) "*"Niggaz Bleed (50 Cent, Jay-Z & Suge Knight Diss) "*"Olivia Debut Single (Olivia & G-Unit Diss Feat. BBQ"*"Our Turn (G-Unit Diss Feat. The Black Wall Street) "*"Play The Game (G-Unit & Olivia Diss) "*"Poison Bananas (G-Unit, Olivia & Chris Lightly Diss Feat. Cyssero, Eastwood & Techniec) "*"Put Me Under (G-Unit Diss) "*"Quiet (Junior Mafia, Foxxy Brown & 50 Cent Diss Feat. Lil' Kim) "*"Red Bandana (G-Unit Diss) "*"Shake (G-Unit Diss) "*"Sound Scan (Lloyd Banks & G-Unit Diss) "*"Spanglish (50 Cent Diss) "*"Stop Talkin' To The Cops (50 Cent & G-Unit Diss Feat. Techniec) "*"Street Muzik (G-Unit Diss Feat. Sheek Louch) "*"Swallow That Slug (G-Unit Diss Feat. Charli Baltimore) "*"Taped Conversation (Remix: 50 Cent Diss Feat. Young Buck) "*"Testify (50 Cent Diss Feat. Techniec & Charli Baltimore) "*"Uncle Otis (Jay-Z, Kreyshawn, Big Sean Amber Rose, Marc Anthony & 50 Cent Diss) "*"We Are The Champions (50 Cent & G-Unit Diss) "*"Why U Smell Like Dat? (G-Unit Diss Feat. Cyssero, Techniec & Eastwood) "Young BuckAfter G-Unit:*"Do It For Ya" (50 Cent Diss) *"Dead Wrong" (G-Unit Diss) *"Finish What You Start" (50 Cent Diss) *"Happy New Year" (G-Unit Diss) *"Honorable Discharge" (50 Cent Diss) *"Hood Documentary" (50 Cent Diss) *"I'm Out Here" (G-Unit Diss) *"It's Not OK" (50 Cent Diss) *"Laugh Now, Cry Later" (G-Unit Diss) *"Move On" (G-Unit Diss) *"My Interview" (50 Cent Diss) *"My Whole Life" (G-Unit Diss) *"Nuthin's Gonna Stop Me" (50 Cent Diss) *"Prepare For War" (G-Unit Diss) *"Pullin Me Back" (G-Unit Warning) *"Shit Head" (50 Cent Diss) *"Soon or Later" (G-Unit Diss) *"Steroidz" (G-Unit Diss) *"Taped Conversation" (G-Unit Diss) *"Teach Em' Bout Playin'" (G-Unit Diss) *"Terminate On Sight" (G-Unit Diss) *"There Will Be Blood" (G-Unit Diss) *"What Did Y'all Do" (50 Cent Diss) (Feat. C-Bo, & Brotha Lynch Hung)
In early 2005, Game entered a feud with G-Unit. Even before Game's debut album was released and their feud became public, there was tension between Game and 50 Cent. Soon after The Documentary 's release, 50 Cent talked about an accident that occurred in the strip club by stating that he felt that the rapper's actions of not partnering with 50 Cent to react to Fat Joe and Jadakiss after the New York song written by Ja Rule were wrong and then booted Game out of G-Unit. 50 Cent also claimed that he was not getting his proper credit for the creation of the album, as he had written six of the songs, all of which Game denied. During that dispute, a member of Game's entourage was shot during a confrontation that occurred at the Hot 97 studio in New York City. After the situation between them escalated, 50 Cent and Game held a press conference to announce their reconciliation. Fans had mixed feelings as to whether the rappers created a publicity stunt to boost the sales of the two albums the pair had just released. Nevertheless, even after the situation had apparently deflated, G-Unit continued to feud with Game, denouncing his street credibility in the media and claimed that, without their support, he would not score a hit if he made a second album. Game responded during a performance at Summer Jam and launched a boycott of G-Unit called "G-Unot".
After the performance at Summer Jam, Game responded with a song titled "300 Bars and Runnin'", an extended "diss" aimed at G-Unit as well as members of Roc-A-Fella Records on the mixtape You Know What It Is Vol. 3. The track is unique in that it is nearly 14 minutes long, in which Game criticizes all members of G-Unit, amongst many others. 50 Cent responded through his "Piggy Bank" music video, which features Game as a Mr. Potato Head doll and also parodies other rivals. Since then, both groups continued to attack each other. Game released two more mixtapes, Ghost Unit and a mixtape/DVD called Stop Snitchin, Stop Lyin. 50 Cent's rebuttal was "Not Rich, Still Lyin'" where he mocks Game. In addition, G-Unit started to respond on numerous mixtapes and then-new G-Unit member Spider Loc began dissing Game. Game responded with "240 Bars (Spider Joke) ", a song mainly aimed at Spider Loc, but also addressing Tony Yayo and rap group M.O.P., and on the song "The Funeral 100 Bars".
The feud between Game and Roc-A-Fella Records grew out of an earlier rivalry with Memphis Bleek over the name of his label (Get Low Records), which was similar to the one Game was previously signed to (Get Low Recordz). On the single "Westside Story", Game raps that "I don't do button-up shirts or drive Maybachs", which was perceived as being directed towards Jay-Z though Game stated it was directed toward Ja Rule. Later Jay-Z performed a freestyle on Funkmaster Flex's radio show on Hot 97 and in it, he repeatedly used the word "game", which some hip-hop fans believed was directed towards Game. Game responded with 'My Bitch" in which the first verse is directed at G-Unit, the second verse is directed at Jay-Z and the third verse at Suge Knight.
Due to his disputes with 50 Cent, Game left Aftermath Entertainment and signed with Geffen Records another label under Universal Music Group's Interscope-Geffen-A&M; division to terminate his contractual obligations with G-Unit in the summer of 2006. The rapper's second album ''Doctor's Advocate was released on November 14, 2006. This album was set out by Game to prove that he was still able to make good music and be a successful artist without the help of Dr. Dre or 50 Cent. While Game originally claimed Dr. Dre would still do production on the album in the November issue of XXL magazine, he admitted in September after the XXL interview was conducted during an interview on radio station Power 105 that Dr. Dre would not be producing any tracks although four previously unreleased tracks produced by Dr. Dre were released on the internet, but no reason was given as to why they were not included on the album. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling over 358,000 copies its first week.
In October 2006, Game extended a peace treaty to 50 Cent, which was not immediately replied to. However, a couple days later on Power 106, he stated that the treaty was only offered for one day. On Game's album ''Doctor's Advocate, he says the feud is over on a few of the songs. The feud seemed to have gained steam after Tony Yayo allegedly slapped the fourteen-year-old son of Czar Entertainment CEO Jimmy Rosemond. Game responded with "Body Bags" on You Know What It Is Vol. 4. Since Young Buck was dismissed from G-Unit by 50 Cent, there has been interviews from both Game and Young Buck stating they never had a problem with each other. In an interview Young Buck said he was aware of Game's support and that Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo did not reach out to him.
LAX and The R.E.D. Album (2007�12)
Game appeared on 106 & Park on May 16, where he confirmed LAX would be the last studio album he records. He had originally announced that Dr. Dre would be producing for the album, but neither Dr. Dre nor Aftermath Entertainment had confirmed. The album, went head to head with heavy metal band Slipknot's All Hope Is Gone on the Billboard 200, seeing that both albums were released on August 22, 2008, therefore both albums were competing for the number one spot on the Billboard 200 albums charts. LAX ended up debuting at number two on the Billboard 200, at first it looked like LAX had debuted ahead of All Hope Is Gone by 13 copies, with such a close difference. Initially, Billboard published an article stating that The Game had secured the top spot with a margin of 13 units, in what was described as the "closest race for number one since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking Data in 1991". Slipknot's labels Warner Music Group and Roadrunner Records asked for a SoundScan recount, a historic first. Nielsen proceeded to the recount, which placed LAX at number two with 238,382 copies, and Slipknot in first position with 239,516 copies scanned, a margin of 1,134 copies. After the recount 12 hours later, the article was rewritten and Slipknot was awarded the number one spot, having sold 239,516 units. The album spawned four singles, "Game's Pain" with R&B; singer Keyshia Cole, "Dope Boys" with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, "My Life" with rapper Lil Wayne and "Camera Phone" with R&B; singer Ne-Yo. In the United States the album has sold over 660,100 copies.
It was confirmed in May 2009, that Game began working on a new album title, The R.E.D. Album On June 26, 2009 Game released a song titled "Better on the Other Side" a Michael Jackson tribute, the day after Jackson's death. It features Diddy Mario Winans, Chris Brown, Usher & Boyz II Men. On October 3, 2009, Snoop Dogg posted a picture on his Twitter of himself, Dr. Dre and Game in the studio working together, The picture was taken a day earlier and it marked the first time Game had worked with Dr. Dre for some years since the beef with former fellow G-Unit labelmate 50 Cent caused him to release his two following albums on Geffen Records. Later in early January 2010 Game posted a twitpic of him wearing a lot of Aftermath chains with a caption saying "It's funny how things come Full Circle". Later he confirmed that he had returned to Aftermath Entertainment. On June 3, 2011, Pitchfork Media announced that Game is working with Odd Future leader Tyler, The Creator on a track called "Martians vs. Goblins". Finally released on August 23, 2011, The R.E.D. Album reached No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart with first week sales of 98,000 units sold.
Jesus Piece (2012-present)
Shortly after the release of the long delayed fourth studio album, Game announced he had begun work on his fifth album. At the time titled 'Soundtrack to Chaos' he said the album would not feature him "name-dropping" or feature any artists as guests for vocals. In March 2012, Game announced the album name had been changed to F.I.V.E.: Fear Is Victory�s Evolution and that it could be his last album released under Interscope, but in August 28 rapper published new title: Jesus Piece.
In an interview with MTV on November 8, Game revealed that as Jesus Piece is his last album before his deal with Interscope comes to a close, he has had talks with both Maybach Music Group and Cash Money Records for a possible new record deal. He also stated that he would consider releasing music independently.
The album was released on December 11, 2012, with features from Lil Wayne Big Sean, J. Cole Jamie Foxx, Wiz Khalifa Tyga and Chris Brown among others. In promotion for the album Game started a free weekly music giveaway titled, "Sunday Service". All the tracks are leftovers from Jesus Piece. Game also showed interest in making a future collaboration LP with Chris Brown. Game explained the concept of Jesus Piece does not have a spiritual theme, but it would have a "Gangster" theme of enjoying life while also having faith in God. Jesus Piece became Game's first album since the multi-platinum selling and critically acclaimed The Documentary, to feature production from Dr. Dre. Game announced on social media that every Sunday leading up to the album that he would be dropping new music, which failed to make the album's final cut. Game compared the album's quality of production and high number of guests to his mentor Dr. Dre's The Chronic 2001. Upon release the album received generally positive reviews by music critics. Most reviewers have praised the production and guests and the album. Jesus Piece debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 86,000 copies in the United States. As of July 26, 2013, it has sold 281,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan.
On November 30, 2012, Game announced that him and fellow rapper Stat Quo are starting a new record label titled Rolex Records. Both artists will use the label to release new music and sign other artists. On October 1, 2013, Game announced he was officially leaving Interscope Records, and that he was now a free agent. The following day he told Artistdirect that him signing to Cash Money Records was likely, and that a final announcement of a signing would probably come in January 2014. He also stated he had talked to Kendrick Lamar, Nipsey Hussle and Snoop Dogg about possibly doing collaboration albums in the future.
On October 8, The Game released his first project since leaving Interscope, a mixtape titled Operation Kill Everything. The mixtape featured guest appearances by Too Short, Schoolboy Q, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Problem, Nipsey Hussle, Juicy J, Young Jeezy Stat Quo, and Ty$ among others. The day after the mixtape's release, The Game spoke to XXL where he said, he had begun working on his sixth studio album, which will be executive produced by Cool & Dre. He mentioned he had also talked to Warner Bros. Records about a record deal, and was still possible that he would re-sign with Interscope. Then the following day, The Game released a deluxe edition of OKE to iTunes, featuring two bonus tracks, including "Hollywood" a song with Scarface. On October 12, 2013, Birdman announced that he had signed The Game to Cash Money Records, which Game later confirmed that same day. On December 11, 2013 Game stated that he was not officially signed to Cash Money Records stating "It's just trying to figure out what's the best for Cash Money, what's the best for Game at this point in his career. That's pretty much family and that's where I'm at, at this point," he said. "Nothing's written in stone, but that's where I'm leaning."
In 2000, The Game appeared on dating television show Change of Heart, in the segment his partner criticized him for "acting macho when in reality is said to be sensitive." The episode came to an end where a mutual friend of The Game and his partner suggested in them staying together, The Game decided to stay together but was rebuffed by the offer when his partner agreed to a change of heart and The Game was subsequently dumped on TV.
The Game also ventured into acting. In 2004, he had a minor role voicing the character "B-Dup", in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. He also voiced a character in the video game Def Jam: Icon. In 2006, he made his film debut in Waist Deep as a character named "Big Meat" and is currently filming two more movies.
The Game was chosen to play and bought a large amount of shares for the Inglewood Cobras, established in 2005 and playing in the American Basketball Association basketball franchise team. The team folded after playing less than five games in the ABA in the league's 2005-2006 season. The team was coached by former NBA player Sean Higgins.
The Game has also partnered with 310 Motoring to create his own shoe, The Hurricanes. A portion of the proceeds of the shoe were donated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
In 2012-2013, he promoted his 60 Days of Fitness challenge, a rigorous fitness and nutrition regime with his brother and trainer Byrd.
In December 2012, The Game founded a new record label, Rolex Records along with rapper Stat Quo. Following its founding, he bought his entire team at the record label Rolex watches. After a six month legal battle with Rolex, he was forced to change the name and logo of the record label. He officially would then change the name of the label to The Firm.
Family and relationships
Game announced that he was engaged to actress and model Valeisha Butterfield, the daughter of US Congressman G. K. Butterfield. The couple were set to marry in March 2007, but the engagement was called off in June 2006. Game's first of three children was born in 2003 during this relationship.
After the couple broke up their engagement, Game became emotionally involved in a relationship Tiffney Cambridge, a 5th grade history teacher. The relationship with on again off again fianc� resulted in the birth of two more children. First was his second son King Justice who was born April 25, 2007, and then his daughter California "Cali" Dream Taylor who was born on August 21, 2010. Both Jayceon and Tiffney have custody to the children.
VH1 broadcast two seasons of Marrying The Game, a reality television series about The Game and his fianc� Tiffney Cambridge, as they prepared to walk down the aisle. The relationship is "love at first sight" when Cambridge first met Jayceon. Despite reservations regarding Game's career the relationship lasted for 8 years, but no marriage plans materialized despite the series.
Game, Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound were sued for assaulting a fan on stage at a May 2005 concert at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, Washington. The accuser, Richard Monroe, Jr., claimed he was beaten by the artists' entourage while mounting the stage. He alleged that he reacted to an "open invite" to come on stage. Before he could, Snoop's bodyguards grabbed him and he was beaten unconscious by crewmembers, including the rapper and producer Soopafly; Snoop and Game were included in the suit for not intervening. The lawsuit focuses on a pecuniary claim of $22 million in punitive and compensatory damages, battery, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The concerned parties appeared in court in April 2009.
On October 28, 2005, Game was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in Greensboro, North Carolina. At one point, police said his companions were pepper sprayed when they surrounded officers in a threatening manner. Mall security officers said the rapper was wearing a full-face Halloween mask, filming shoppers, cursing loudly, and refused to leave when asked. Game continued to act up and was arrested, a police statement said. Game claimed that officers overreacted and that he did nothing wrong when he was pepper sprayed by the mall security. The five officers involved in the incident ended up suing Game for defamation,. The officers were awarded $5 million in compensatory damages, which was upheld on appeal by the North Carolina Court of Appeals in February 2012.
On May 11, 2007, Game was arrested at his home reportedly in connection with an incident at a basketball game in South Los Angeles in February 2007. He is alleged to have threatened a person with a gun. The arrest took place after his home was searched for three hours. Game was released early the next day after posting $50,000 bail. On January 9, 2008, a Los Angeles judge scheduled February 4 as the beginning date for Game's trial on assault and weapons charges. After pleading no contest to a felony weapons charge on February 11, Game was sentenced to 60 days in jail, 150 hours of community service, and three years probation.
In 2011, Game was refused entry to Canada for alleged gang ties in LA; concert organisers said he was associated with the Bloods.
On August 12, 2011, rapper The Game decided to tweet his search for a supposed internship opening. In the message sent to his over 580,000 followers, he posted the number to call as the emergency line for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. The Game's fans jammed the line for hours. Initially, The Game denied any wrongdoing saying the tweet was "a mistake." The Game then posted a message saying the sheriff's department can "track a tweet down but you can't solve murders!" A criminal investigation was launched stating that the The Game could be charged for obstruction of justice. Despite all of this, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department issued this statement, "Based upon our investigation, as well as consultation with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, the LASD considers the criminal investigation into this matter closed. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will not be seeking criminal charges." The Game issued an apology on CNN saying, "My sincerest apologies to the Sheriff's Department, it was a joke gone wrong."
On July 8, 2012, 40 Glocc got into an altercation with rapper The Game. In a video clip, allegedly, shot by The Game via Game�s iPhone during the fight, 40 Glocc is seen running into a bush after being beaten up by the fellow West Coast rapper Game backed up what he did by saying he was retaliating for Glocc going up to rappers Lil Wayne and Plies in the past with large entourages. In October 2012, 40 Glocc filed a lawsuit for $4.54 million for assault and battery, as well as damaging his reputation. This included $500,000 in pain and suffering; $500,000 in emotional distress; $750,000 in lost earnings; $2 million for punitive damages; $25,000 in medical expenses; and various other reasons. Since then, Glocc has gone on a smear campaign against The Game, releasing his diss "The Full Edit" in December 2012. Game has similarly addressed the situation in several interviews, claiming that filing a lawsuit of this nature "disintegrates your street cred." In December 2012, 40 Glocc assaulted Game's manager Dontay "Taydoe" Kidd in Las Vega, Nevada.
Game has many tattoos on his body. He has deceased rapper Eazy-E on his right forearm and has a graveyard under it in which the headstones say 2Pac Jam Master Jay & Eazy-E. Under his left eye he has a teardrop and behind his left ear has a tattoo that says "HCT 6 30 03" which is a reference to his son Harlem Caron Taylor who was born on June 30, 2003.
On the left side of his neck he has his The Game logo and under it he has the Black Wallstreet logo. Under his right eye he had a tattoo of a Butterfly (symbolizing rebirth) but covered it with the L.A. Dodgers logo and a red star around it. Under his right ear he has the Converse All-Star logo and under it he has CBP which stands for Cedar Block Piru. On his upper chest he has Hate It or Love It. On the right side of his chest he has a tattoo that says N.W.A. On the left side of his chest he has a Bandana.
On his stomach he has "Stretch" which used to be his nickname because he was tall. On his right shoulder he has KJ and under it he has Tupac Shakur as an Angel. On his lower right forearm he has "Wallstreet" while on his other one has "The Black". On his right arm he has a tribute to his deceased friend "Billboard". On his right hand he has Chuck while his other hand has Taylor ( Chuck is Game's nickname ). On his lower left forearm he has a Pigeon and above it a Clown. On his left elbow he has his Hurricane shoes logo and under it has G-Unot a reference to his feud with 50 Cent & G-Unit.
Across his stomach he also has his hometown of "Compton" and above that he has a tattoo of Barack Obama's face. He also recently got the album covers of Dr. Dre's The Chronic and his debut album The Documentary tattooed on his lower stomach by Kat Von D. He also had plans to get portraits of Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X tattooed on him soon. On August 19, 2013, he got Trayvon Martin in his hoodie, and late-singer Nate Dogg tattooed on separate parts of his legs.
The discography of The Game, an American rapper, consists of five studio albums, four independent albums, and fourteen singles. His music has been released on record labels Interscope Records, Geffen Records and DGC Records, along with subsidiaries Aftermath Entertainment and G-Unit Records, including independent record labels Get Low Recordz and Fast Life Music, Inc. Records which has released some of his independent material.
The Game's debut album, The Documentary, was released in January 2005 and it produced five singles, including the two US Billboard Hot 100 top five singles "How We Do" and "Hate It or Love It", with rapper 50 Cent in which both singles reached gold sales status. The other three singles include "Westside Story" with rapper 50 Cent, "Dreams" and "Put You on the Game". The album reached number one in the US, and shipped over 2.5 million copies and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). After the albums release The Game was considered to be a driving force in reviving and bringing back the West Coast hip hop scene, which had been overshadowed by artists from the East and South. The Game was nominated for two 2006 Grammy Awards: Grammy Award for Best Rap Song and Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for the smash hit single "Hate It or Love It".
After The Game had a falling out from Aftermath Entertainment and G-Unit Records, he retained his deal with Interscope Records while merely swapping roofs with subsidiary, Geffen Records. The Game's second album, ''Doctor's Advocate, debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 albums chart making it his second number one album in a row, also making it another commercial success with shipping just under 358,000 sales in its first week. Doctor's Advocate'' produced three singles "It's Okay (One Blood) " with reggae singer Junior Reid, "Let's Ride" and "Wouldn't Get Far" with rapper Kanye West. The album was set out by The Game to prove that he was still able to make good music and be a successful artist as he did on The Documentary without the help of Dr. Dre or 50 Cent.
The Game's third album, LAX, went head to head with heavy metal band Slipknot's All Hope Is Gone on the Billboard 200, seeing that both albums where released on August 26, 2008, therefore both albums where competing for the number one spot on the Billboard 200 albums charts. LAX ended up debuting at Number two on the Billboard 200, at first it looked like LAX had debuted ahead of All Hope Is Gone by 13 copies, with such a close difference. Initially, Billboard published an article stating that The Game had secured the top spot with a margin of 13 units, in what was described as the "closest race for number one since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking Data in 1991". Slipknot's labels Warner Music Group and Roadrunner Records asked for a soundscan recount, a historic first. Nielsen proceeded to the recount, which placed LAX at number two with 238,382 copies, and Slipknot in first position with 239,516 copies scanned, a margin of 1,134 copies. After the recount 12 hours later, the article was rewritten and Slipknot was awarded the number one spot, having sold 239,516 units. LAX produced four singles "Game's Pain" with R&B; singer Keyshia Cole, "Dope Boys" with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, "My Life" with rapper Lil Wayne and "Camera Phone" with R&B; singer Ne-Yo.
As lead artist
As featured performer
Other charted songs
NotesA "Higher" did not enter the Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 8 on the Bubbling Under R&B;/Hip-Hop Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension to the Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Songs chart.B "Dope Boys" did not enter the Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 11 on the Bubbling Under R&B;/Hip-Hop Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension to the Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Songs chart.C "Red Nation" did not enter the Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 22 on the Bubbling Under R&B;/Hip-Hop Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension to the Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Songs chart.D "Pot of Gold" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 1 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension to the Hot 100.E "Make the World Go Round" did not enter the Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 22 on the Bubbling Under R&B;/Hip-Hop Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension to the Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Songs chart.F "Breathe and Stop" did not enter the Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 9 on the Bubbling Under R&B;/Hip-Hop Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension to the Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Songs chart.G "Better on the Other Side" did not enter the Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 13 on the Bubbling Under R&B;/Hip-Hop Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension to the Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Studio albums The Documentary (2005) ''Doctor's Advocate (2006) LAX (2008) The R.E.D. Album (2011) Jesus Piece (2012)
Awards and nominations