on November 29, 1979, in Compton, California, a low-income crime-ridden city, situated south of downtown Los Angeles and in southern Los Angeles County. At 13, one of his older brothers, Jevon, was shot at a gas station and died soon thereafter.He grew up in a primarily Crip gang neighborhood known as Santana Blocc, In an October 2006 interview with MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway, The Game described his family as "dysfunctional". 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.However, on the same track, Game stated that he would rather not feud with Lil' Eazy-E due to the deep respect he has for Lil' Eazy-E's father. On October 30, 2006, Game went on KDAY and said that he and Lil' Eazy-E had ended their feud. 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".The first single released with Game on it was "Certified Gangstas", which also featured Jim Jones and Cam'ron.Though the single wasn't considered to be mainstream, the buzz increased around the West Coast rapper.On September 28, 2004, Game released his first promo single, "Westside Story", from his major label debut album. Thus, the album was titled The Documentary, which featured Dr. The album spawned the hit singles "How We Do" and "Hate It or Love It", the latter receiving two Grammy nominations.
The two used to be close associates and recorded music together.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.In late 2003, Interscope Records CEO Jimmy Iovine and Dr.In high school, Taylor was involved in sports including basketball and track.In 1999, 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.