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.
The New York Times named Doctor's Advocate best hip-hop album of 2006. After releasing a mixtape OKE, on October 12, 2013, Birdman announced The Game had signed to Cash Money Records, which is distributed by Republic Records. His latest album is 1992 was released on October 14, 2016 and spawned two official singles. At 13, one of his older brothers, Jevon, was shot at a gas station and died soon thereafter.
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.
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. Not having dropped an album despite being signed onto Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records for a while, Game was still able to create hype around his image alone.
Game also released a second mixtape You Know What It Is Vol.