Lyrics to the dating game
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.
He released his first mixtape You Know What It Is Vol.
1 in 2002, and landed a record deal with the independent label Get Low Recordz owned by JT the Bigga Figga.
A rising artist in the 2000s, The Game was considered to be a driving force in bringing back the West Coast hip hop scene into the mainstream and competing with many of his East Coast counterparts. The Game's second major label album Doctor's Advocate was released on November 14, 2006 and it became his second straight album to debut at number one on the U. The Game was nominated with a total of two nominations, including Grammy Award for Best Rap Song and Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for the smash single "Hate It or Love It". In September 2011, The Game started working on his ninth studio album, Jesus Piece, which was released on December 11, 2012, his final album released by Interscope.
Through his father, Taylor is of African American, Mexican and Native American descent. At 13, one of his older brothers, Jevon, was shot at a gas station and died soon thereafter.