Hip-Hop is filled with rags to riches tales of people taking nothing and turning it into an empire. Some of the biggest heavyweights in rap music recall tales of having no money, no opportunities and struggling to make their dreams a reality. Rapper The Game decided to do some reflecting recently as he talks about the times when he barely had a dollar to his name before his career took off.
The Game is most certainly doing well these days. The West Coast MC has a bevy of hits to his name and a bank account to match. Last October he flaunted his massive fortune while making a generous donation to the Flint Water Crisis. The “Wouldn’t Get Far” rapper, who was born Jayceon Taylor, pledged to give a $1 million donation towards Flint’s water disaster while on tour this past fall in Europe. The Game uploaded a screenshot of a wire transfer in attempts to prove that he’s put his money where his mouth was.
The upload from The Game showed a $500,000 donation of his own money on behalf of his charity, the Robin Hood Project, with the other half coming from Avita Water, a water producer and bottling company whose water is sourced from Michigan’s Au Sable Forest. In a lengthy Instagram post, he reveals a personal reason for the donation. “So, I’m on tour & not in the US as I’d like to be to help with this water crisis in Flint, Michigan 1st hand….#1 because my younger sister & her children live there & 2nd because I care,” wrote The Game.
I remember a time when I had $26 to my name & was scared to spend it. Didn’t know where the next meal was coming from. Slept in my car in Hollywood just to wake up in the action & pass out my demo…. never give up, your dreams live around the corner from your struggle !!!— The Game (@thegame) May 3, 2021
Safe to say he’s not hurting for money with that kind of donation. Taking to social media today he recalled times when he only had $26 to his name. “I remember a time when I had $26 to my name & was scared to spend it,” he writes. “Didn’t know where the next meal was coming from. Slept in my car in Hollywood just to wake up in the action & pass out my demo…. never give up, your dreams live around the corner from your struggle!!”
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The Game’s rap career is a success story.. I still fuck with The Game till this day.. I first heard The Documentary when I was 8 with my bro. Game was the biggest thing in the West Coast when he came up.. Salute King 👑— senadbd (@Senadbd20) May 3, 2021