"Like Father, Like Son"

Rapper The Game, real name Jayceon Taylor, is one proud father. The celebrity took to Instagram on Thursday (June 10) to commemorate his oldest son Harlem Caron Taylor’s graduation from Calabassas High School.


“Like Father, Like Son,” The Game wrote online. “To my firstborn child,” the celebrity father shared. “I can remember your mother @___aleska telling me she was pregnant with you and us both not knowing what on earth to do or how we were going to do it,” The Game explained. “But on that day, I promised her that by the time you were born I’d be a millionaire, and at the time that was 100% cap.”

“I just wanted her to know that I was in it with her for the long haul no matter what was ahead,” The Game wrote to his son. “I started watching 106 & Park while bagging up dope just to keep us afloat and there was this one episode where the rapper “Shyne” was on the show. I said to myself, ‘That’s it … I’m bout to learn how to rap.’ I was trash af in the beginning but as the months passed and your mother’s stomach grew, I got better and better.”

Harlem Taylor was born on June 30, 2003. The youngster, the oldest of The Game’s three kids, received a scholarship offer from the University of Oregon earlier this year. Harlem decided to take the school up on their offer with his plans to attend the school as a freshman in the fall.

“Wow … just wow,” The Game shared upon getting wind of Harlem’s accomplishment. “My baby just got a scholarship to the University of Oregon,” the celebrity father exclaimed. “I just want to share this with the world because there is (sic) so many reasons and situations in my life before his birth that could’ve kept this from happening,” Game said. “I’m balling my eyes out right now,” the celebrity father doted. “Tears of joy.”

The Game reflected on his life in his message to his son on Thursday (June 10). “I’ve never told you about everything that happened in between to secure your future but I shouldn’t have made it out alive,” the celebrity mom said. “From the day you were born to your 8th-grade graduation, to now, I’ve given you my all and I’m so f*cking proud of you today that even shedding tears wouldn’t convey my heart’s innermost joys. You are more than I expected you to become and I will always be here to support you as I have been.”

Photo: The Game/Instagram



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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