It’s only been a year since The Documentary (Aftermath, 2005) dropped, and it seems like we’ve known The Game for an eternity. Call him “cocky,” call him “brash,” but the truth is that The Game (born Jayceon Taylor) is one of the catalysts behind the resurgence of hip-hop on the West Coast. The Documentary debuted at Number One on the Billboard music charts and spawned hit singles such as “How We Do,” “Hate It or Love It” and “Dreams.”
These days, wherever you go, everybody knows about The Game. His rise in popularity even attracted the attention of MTV’s Ashton Kutcher and the “Punk’d” crew, leading to one of the most interesting scenes on TV last year when The Game, fed up with the antics of the “Punk’d” players (who had surrounded him with a moat of wet cement), took matters into his own hands and began building a “bridge” across the moat with a bench, a chair, and a broom.
Although The Game is perpetually surrounded by all sorts of controversy, it seems, more than anything, to fuel his popularity and raise his status among his loyal fans and even the most casual hip-hop listeners. And it’s only been one year.
The Game’s vehicles, much like him, make an immediate impression when they appear on the scene—two cars with a tough reputation that drive shivers up the spine of any poser foolish enough to mess with them. Whether you’re into classics or new muscle, you have to agree these are some badass rides.
The Game’s 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport, with its robust posture, stares at you with the hunger of a beast waiting to feast on a weak lamb. When it debuted, the Chevelle SS represented Chevrolet in the hot midsize musclecar battle. The Chevelle was a success, and the ones fitted with the venerable LS6 454 engine—rated at 450 horsepower—achieved legendary status. With 500 lb. ft. of torque, the Chevelle would do the quarter-mile in low to mid 13s at 105-108 mph, which is Corvette ZR-1, Ferrari Testarossa and Porsche 911 territory. Add cowl induction, and you’ll understand why this car is a monster.