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.

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on November 29, 1979, in Compton, California, and in southern Los Angeles County to George Taylor, Jr.

and Lynette Baker, who both were members of the Crips street gang.

Later that year, the young rapper Lil Eazy-E, son of rapper the late Eazy-E, entered a feud with Game.

The two used to be close associates and recorded music together.

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.

While recovering in the hospital from gunshot wounds he incurred in late 2001, Game told his brother to go out and buy all of the classic hip-hop albums.

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.

Game also appeared heavily on the mixtape circuit and guest starred on mixtapes for DJ Green Lantern, The Diplomats, and G-Unit.

He released his first mixtape You Know What It Is Vol.