At around the age of 6, Jayceon says that a friend of his was murdered in the neighborhood by a teenager, for his clothes and shoes.
Two years later at the age of 15, teenage Jayceon was removed from the foster care system and back into his mother's home.
Young Carlos was heavily influenced by Ritchie Valens at a time when there were very few Mexicans in American rock and pop music.
Carlos is the son of José Santana Meza and Josefina Barragán.
Carlos was born in Mexico, and moved to San Francisco, California, with his family during his childhood.
When later interviewed, Taylor, aka The Game says at a young age, he recalls seeing both of his parents preparing to do drive-bys.
Around 1989, The Game met his idol, Eric Wright aka Eazy-E founder of NWA.