Artist Spotlight: The Game

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: The Game

ALBUM: 1992

RELEASE DATE: October 14, 2016

 

Jayceon Terrell Taylor, more notably known as ‘The Game’, was born on November 29, 1979 in Los Angeles, California.  He is known for his rap music and gang culture that his music represents.

Rising to fame in the early 2000s, ‘The Game’ is often credited with bringing back the West Coast style of Hip-Hop to mainstream America. While his music is mostly played on the West Coast, his impact can be felt everywhere. Notably his music represents gang culture but it is important to fully grasp ‘The Game’s’ concept when listening to his music. His meanings aren’t always as easy to grasp as other rappers in this era and that’s what makes his music so special. To fully understand what he is trying to relay to you during his songs/storytelling, you must focus on the lyrics of his music and sometimes make your own conclusions about what happened or didn’t happen next.

‘The Game’ has been on the music scene for many years producing 8 studio albums. His growth as a man can be not only seen but also heard in his music. From his first album “The Documentary” to his most recent album “1992” his growth is something that should not be undervalued.

His latest album is entitled “1992” and is available everywhere now. The album takes you on a roller coaster ride through ‘The Game’s’ life starting in the year 1992 because that was the year he joined a local street gang.  He grew up in the rough streets of Compton, California and was forced early in life to make life altering decisions due to the environment in which he was raised in.

‘The Game’ is set to go on tour later this year and can also be seen doing various talk shows and other venues while preparing for his tour of his new album.

D'Vennio Warner is a Senior Broadcast/Mass Communications major from Memphis, Tennessee. He will be the Sports Editor for The Campus Chronicle for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 semester.

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