He grew up in a primarily Crip gang neighborhood known as Santana Blocc,  although he grew up to become a member of the Bloods. Taylor endured many hardships in his adolescence. At the age of 7, he was placed in foster care. At 13, one of his older brothers, Jevon, was shot at a gas station and died soon thereafter.
When he was 15, Taylor was removed from the foster care system and moved in with his mother, and he initially had a tumultuous relationship with her. In high school, Taylor was involved in sports including basketball and track. In , Taylor claims that he enrolled in Washington State University on a basketball scholarship and was expelled after a short time when caught with drugs in his possession.
However, the university's athletic department stated that Taylor was never enrolled in their athletic program, nor the university; the staff also refuted the drug claims. Over the course of five months, he studied all of the various influential rap albums and developed a strategy to turn himself into a rapper. With the help of his older brother Big Fase , they founded the label. Game's mixtape reached the hands of Sean Combs , founder of Bad Boy Records , who originally was on the verge of signing him to his label.
Dre who listened to the mixtape that had been produced by his brother. Dre contacted Game and signed him to his Aftermath Entertainment label in Dre decided to have Game work with 50 Cent and G-Unit in order to help build a growing buzz around Game which would also fuel interest in G-Unit.
Game made his first cameo appearance in the music video for 50 Cent's " In da Club ", where he is seen dancing with a girl. Since then, he has made numerous cameo appearances in music videos by 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks , Young Buck , and Fabolous. Game spent the next two and a half years working on his major label debut album and being mentored by Dr. He appeared in ads for Sean Combs 's Sean John clothing company and had an endorsement deal with Boost Mobile , appearing in a commercial alongside Kanye West and Ludacris.
Though the single wasn't considered to be mainstream, the buzz increased around the West Coast rapper. On September 28, , Game released his first promo single, " Westside Story ", from his major label debut album. He had originally chosen to title the album Nigga Wit' An Attitude Volume 1 as heard in the lyrics to " Dreams " , but an injunction filed at the request of Eazy-E 's widow prevented him from using N. A 's name in the album title. Thus, the album was titled The Documentary, which featured Dr.
Dre and 50 Cent as executive producers. The two used to be close associates and recorded music together. Lil' Eazy-E has since directed numerous diss songs targeting the rapper and has expressed his anger over what he felt was Game's misuse of his father's name. Game responded by claiming that Lil' Eazy-E was trying to establish himself off the success he had made since releasing The Documentary.
Dre's nemesis, Suge Knight , also had an ongoing feud with Game that stemmed from Yukmouth's claim that Game had been slapped by Suge Knight. Game responded on his website, saying that if Suge Knight had ever touched him, he would be "six feet under". Supposedly, a member of Death Row Records tried to steal Game's chain.
Game stated on his website that he disliked Suge Knight because of "the lives he has endangered". Even before Game's major label debut was released and their feud became public, there was tension between Game and 50 Cent. During that dispute, a member of Game's entourage was shot during a confrontation that occurred at the Hot 97 studio in New York City. The track is unique in that it is nearly 14 minutes long, in which Game criticizes all members of G-Unit, amongst many others. Potato Head doll and also parodies other rivals.
On the single " Westside Story ", Game raps that "I don't do button-up shirts or drive Maybachs ", which was perceived as being directed towards Jay-Z , though Game stated it was directed toward Ja Rule.
Later Jay-Z performed a freestyle on Funkmaster Flex 's radio show on Hot 97 and in it, he repeatedly used the word game, which some hip hop fans[ who?
Game responded with "My Bitch" in which the first verse is directed at G-Unit , the second verse is directed at Jay-Z and the third verse at Suge Knight. The rapper's second major-label album Doctor's Advocate was released on November 14, This album was set out by Game to prove that he was still able to make good music and be a successful artist without the help of Dr. Dre or 50 Cent. While Game originally claimed Dr. Dre would still do production on the album in the November issue of XXL magazine,  he admitted in September after the XXL interview was conducted during an interview on radio station Power that Dr.
Dre would not be producing any tracks  although four previously unreleased tracks produced by Dr. Dre were released on the Internet, but no reason was given as to why they were not included on the album. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard , selling over , copies its first week.
On Game's album Doctor's Advocate, he says the feud is over on a few of the songs. He had originally announced that Dr. Dre would be producing for the album, but neither Dr. Dre nor Aftermath Entertainment had confirmed. Nielsen proceeded to the recount, which placed LAX at number two with , copies, and Slipknot in the first position with , copies scanned, a margin of 1, copies.
In the United States, the album has sold over , copies. Dre and Game in the studio working together,   The picture was taken a day earlier and it marked the first time Game had worked with Dr. Dre for some years since the beef with former fellow G-Unit labelmate 50 Cent caused him to release his two following albums on Geffen Records. Later in early January Game posted a twitpic of him wearing a lot of Aftermath chains with a caption saying "It's funny how things come Full Circle".
Later he confirmed that he had returned to Aftermath Entertainment. In an interview there, Game stated: Album reached number one on the Billboard with first-week sales of 98, units. Jesus Piece album and Operation Kill Everything Shortly after the release of the long-delayed eighth studio album, Game announced he had begun work on his ninth album. At the time titled Soundtrack to Chaos, he said the album would not feature him "name-dropping" or feature any artists as guests for vocals.
Fear Is Victory's Evolution and that it could be his last album released under Interscope,  but in August 28 the rapper published a new title: He also stated that he would consider releasing music independently.
In promotion for the album Game started a free weekly music giveaway titled "Sunday Service". All the tracks are leftovers from Jesus Piece. Game also showed interest in making a future collaboration LP with Chris Brown. Game announced on social media that every Sunday leading up to the album that he would be dropping new music, which failed to make the album's final cut.
Game compared the album's quality of production and high number of guests to his mentor Dr. Dre 's The Chronic Most reviewers have praised the production and guests and the album. Both artists would use the label to release new music and sign other artists. He also stated he had talked to Kendrick Lamar, Nipsey Hussle , and Snoop Dogg about possibly doing collaboration albums in the future.
He mentioned he had also talked to Warner Bros. Records about a record deal, and was still possible that he would re-sign with Interscope. That's pretty much family and that's where I'm at, at this point," he said.
Year of the Wolf 's first single "Bigger than Me". The following day, The Game announced that his sixth studio album, a sequel to his debut album The Documentary, would be arriving in January , with Dr. Dre returning as producer along with Just Blaze and Scott Storch. Target began displaying the original artwork for The Documentary 2 July 13, However, the release date was pushed back again, to August 28, then eventually to October 9.
The next day, the two rappers ended up in a Instagram exchange, with The Game cyber-flirting with Meek Mill's girlfriend, Nicki Minaj , as well as accusing him of calling the police, informing the authorities about a robbery involving Sean Kingston.
Ten hours later, Meek Mill released the remix to Young M. Other ventures In , The Game appeared on the dating television show Change of Heart ;  in the segment his partner criticized him for "acting macho when in reality is said to be sensitive. He also voiced a character in the video game Def Jam: In , he made his film debut in Waist Deep as a character named "Big Meat" and is currently[ when?
A portion of the proceeds of the shoe were donated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. After a six-month legal battle with Rolex , he changed the name and logo of the record label to The Firm,  which then became Blood Money Entertainment.