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The Game: LAX Tour 2009

Famous Vibes & BSE Present from the West Coast of the USA

The Game

LAX TOUR 2009

Wednesday August 12th - Auckland, Logan Campbell Centre
Tickets from www.ticketek.co.nz, 0800-TICKETEK

Friday August 14th - Wellington, TSB Arena Tickets from www.ticketek.co.nz, 0800-TICKETEK

Saturday August 15th - Rotorua, Sportsdrome Tickets from www.ticketmaster.co.nz, 0800-111-999

TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 18 JUNE

For the first time New Zealand fans will have the chance to see one of hip hops finest when The Game makes his way down under for his LAX Tour in August 2009. With millions of albums sold worldwide and a reputation as an energetic and explosive performer, The Game is the only West Coast solo artist to release a multi-platinum album since Dr Dre's 1999 classic 2001, so is widely seen as the driving force that brought West Coast hip hop back into the mainstream.

LA born rapper Jayceon Terrell Taylor AKA The Game burst onto the scene 2005. After a rough childhood caught between his father's world as a prominent member of the Crips and his older brother's as part of the Bloods, The Game became involved in the drug trade. A home invasion in 2001 caused an epiphany in the young man who believed there was a reason he had been spared and he vowed to pursue a rap career.

His early career was spent studying influential rap albums by artists such as Tupac, Biggie, NWA and Ice Cube. He absorbed the styles of these rappers - Biggie's clear delivery and breathtaking visuals, Tupac's articulate rage, NWA's don't give a damn attitude, and Ice Cube's ability to balance ghetto politics with gangsta tales - and made them his own.

In 2003 he was discovered by Dr Dre who signed The Game to his label Aftermath Entertainment. The resulting album The Documentary went to number one on the Billboard Charts and is considered one of the strongest debut albums in hip hop history. It features production by Dr Dre, Kanye West, Just Blaze, Cool and Dre and Timbaland and guest vocals from 50 Cent, Nate Dogg, Eminem, Mary J Blige, Bustra Rhymes and Faith Evans among others.

Success brought movie roles in films like Waist Deep (opposite Tyrese) and a memorable cameo in the Rockstar video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. But success also brought tension with rival rappers and a massive public fallout with 50 Cent and G-Unit followed. Though their rivalry stayed musical (through YouTube stunts and diss songs), by the time it was over, The Game had moved from Dr Dre's label to Geffen Records. His sophomore effort saw him working with Kanye West, (Wouldn't Get Far), Scott Storch (Let's Ride) and Will.i.am (Compton) and The Doctors Advocate was another hit debuting at number one on the Billboard Charts and selling in excess ofthree million copies.

The Game's third album LAX was released in 2008 and features the singles
Game's Pain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game%27s_Pain) with Keyshia Cole
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyshia_Cole) , My Life
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Life_(The_Game_song)) featuring Lil Wayne
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lil_Wayne) , and Camera Phone
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_Phone_(song)) featuring Ne-Yo
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ne-Yo) . Despite the albums rave reviews, rumors are that LAX will be The Game's last album.

Don't miss the opportunity to see one of hip hop's best performing all his hits - How We Do, Hate It Or Love It, Let's Ride, My Life, Games Pain, Wouldn't Get Far and many more - live for the first time in NZ!


For more information see - www.thisizgame.com


ENDS

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