Compton rapper The Game is known for wearing his feelings on the sleeve. He’s cried about where Hip Hop culture and music was going, had a butterfly tattoo on his face to represent growth, and went mad on top rap icons Jay Z and 50 Cent. Today the California rapper shared another heart felt moment, praising his son Harlem’s graduation to High School. The Game, real name Jayceon Taylor, explained to his 8.1 million instagram followers how the 13-year-old changed his life for the better.
“13 & 1/2 years ago…. she told me she was pregnant… I was still recovering from my bullet wounds….. & didn’t know what to expect or how the f%?* I was going to take care of them selling dime sacks of rock….. so at that moment I stopped everything, started rapping with both of them being my motivation & look…..” wrote The Game on his initial reaction to his ex-wife’s pregnancy.
The results of that life change were pure excellent. Simply put, a star was born.
The Game continued, “Over a decade later, millions of albums, fans & memories….. here I am with my 1st born child graduating 8th grade & on his way to high school….. man I can’t tell you how lucky & proud I am of my kid today…. he’s so big now & has come along way from that Documentary album cover……. he cried the whole entire photo shoot & it took 10 hours just to get one or two good pics to use for the album…..”
Clearly proud of Harlem. The Game wrote all day about his eldest son who resembles his father Jayceon a lot. Several posts continued his sentiments of progress and astonishment of watching his son grow.
“man, time flies & I could go on & on about this kid & how much I love him…. but today his his day, so I’m going to let the glory be with him & be as happy & supportive as I can be….. #FatherhoodIsTheShizNaiEeeeeeeee (lil scrappy voice) #Congratulations son….. & to your mother, @aleskaj thank you for being an amazing mother & care taker…. Jesus, I’m blessed #Godspeed 🙌🏾”
See the picture of Harlem at his graduation above. Also see the photo of The Game and his ‘baby boy’ on the former album cover, below.