Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 2-26-08

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Compton Rapper Game Going To Prison on Felony Gun Charge

Rapper Game in Jail Cell

On Monday, Compton rapper The Game, pleaded no contest to a felony gun charge and was sentenced to 60 days in a Los Angeles prison, 3 years of probation, and 150 hours of community service.  The gun charge stems from an incident last February when Game (also known as Jayceon Taylor) allegedly pulled out a gun during a pick-up basketball game in a park, also considered part of a school zone.

The Game has been known to be rough like the streets of Compton he came from or the tattoos that cover his body and face.  He has had numerous run-ins with the law, lawsuits for just about anything (from WWE trademark infringement to defamation by police officers), and handfuls of public feuds with other rappers.  Jay-Z, Suge Knight, Joe Budden, 50 Cent and G-Unit, and many others are among those that Game has had beef with.  Some of these incidents lead to trading of diss tracks and possibly even a shooting.

As an artist, Game has been considered the strongest West Coast rapper in recent years.  He has gained multiple Grammy nominations, been certified multi-platinum, and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200.  Game was working with producer Dr. Dre and 50 Cent with G-Unit before falling out with them.  He has appeared in the video games Def Jam: Icon and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and the feature film Waist Deep with Tyrese Gibson.  A new album (and possibly his last) by the Game was initially expected this year.