Tuesday, September 6, 2011

WHO RUN THE WORLD? (GAYS): Rapper Game talks homosexuality in hip-hop

Jayceon Terrell Taylor, known as Game, previously The-Game, first shot to fame back in 2005 after an aggressive promotional campaign: at the height of 50 Cent's success, Jimmy Iovine (Interscope CEO) and Dr Dre (Game's mentor and the guy to sign him) decided to associate Game with 50's G-Unit collective, whereafter Game appeared in several mixtapes and made various cameo appearances in music videos by 50, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck and Fabulous. His album "The Documentary", produced by Dre and 50, shot to the top of the charts, spawning big hits in "How We Do" and "Hate It Or Love It" and going on to sell over 5 million copies worldwide. 

Shortly after the album's release, Game was booted from G-Unit and entered into a highly publicized feud with 50. His next two albums, "Doctor's Advocate" (2006) and "LAX" (2008), both debuted at the top of the charts; LAX's initial lead over the #2 album (by a mere 13 copies) lead Slipknot's label to petition Nielsen Soundscan for a recount, resulting in LAX's demotion to the #2 slot. Game's most recent release, The R.E.D. Album (released August 23) - which features cameos from Dr Dre, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Tyler The Creator, Drake, Snoop Dogg, Big Boi (of Outkast fame), Nelly Furtado and others - also debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with first week sales close to 100,000 copies.

Below Game gives an insightful interview with VladTV regarding homosexuality in hip-hop, whether he has collaborated with a closeted gay rapper before, bisexual rappers who spread HIV and recent scandal involving Mister Cee and a transsexual prostitute:

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