When Compton, Calif., MC The Game came out in the early 2000s, he was on a trajectory to become one of the biggest names in hip-hop. At the time, The Game was the newest artist to be presented to the world by Dr. Dre, a list that included Snoop Dogg, Eminem and 50 cent. However The Game didn’t quite make it to the top of rap superstardom. After falling out with 50 Cent, he was dropped by Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label and left to promote his music solely on Interscope Records.
Now The Game is ready to find a new rap home, confirming that he’s signing to Cash Money Records. According to vibe.com:
“About this time last year, The Game was heavily promoting his final contract obligation with Interscope, “Jesus Piece.” On one of the LP’s outtakes, titled “Black Jesus,” the Compton emcee rapped: ‘Five albums, five masterpieces, can’t leave rap alone, The Game needs it.’ While Jesus Piece might have meant the last album for Jayceon Taylor at Interscope, it’s not the last one folks will ever see from him on a label. The versatile emcee’s signing to new home Cash Money Records was confirmed today by none other than Cash Money co-founder Birdman.”
Now The Game looks to recapture his former glory days with Cash Money Records, who are arguably the most hottest rap label ever, based on their collection of artists. There’s no word on when The Game will release any new projects, but there will probably be several collaborations with the Cash Money team.