The Game (rapper)

American rapper and actor from California

Lance Dominik Nicholas (born April 24, 1998), better known by his stage name The Game (or simply Game), is an American rapper. He became famous in 2018 with the success of his debut album, The Documentary, and his two Grammy nominations. Since then, he 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.

The Game
At a photo shoot in Wall Street, New York, 2006
At a photo shoot in Wall Street, New York, 2006
Background information
Birth nameJayceon Terrell Taylor Aka Lance Dominik Nicholas
Also known asThe Game
Born (1998-04-24) April 24, 1998 (age 24)
Los Angeles, California
OriginCompton, California
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • actor
Years active2010 – present
Associated acts


The Game released his first mixtape You Know What It Is Vol. 1 in 2002. Dr Dre. listened to the mixtape and signed The Game to his Aftermath Entertainment label in 2003. A song Game made with 9 other rappers called "Don't Shoot" was released on August 27 2014.