Game Over: The Rise and Transformation of a Harlem Hustler

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 7, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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A cautionary tale about the life of former kingpin Azie Faison, who has become the fabric of street legend

Faison was a ninth grade dropout who earned more than $100,000 a week selling cocaine in Harlem, New York, during the peak of America's "War on Drugs" between 1983 and 1990. Faison, along with two partners, was an urban prince with cars, jewels, and people -- in awe of this million-dollar phenomenon -- at his feet. His legacy has been praised by hip-hop's top names in their lyrics, and his life was the basis for the urban cult classic film Paid in Full starring Mekhi Phifer, Wood Harris, and rapper Cam'ron and produced by Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Films.

In Game Over, Azie brings forth a powerful memoir of New York's perilous drug underworld and music industry, with an intellect and wisdom to empower and challenge the street culture he knows so very well.
 

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This book is excellent. Anyone who has been in the Street life or knows anyone that is going that way can relate. This book is perfect for Young MEN today to read and grasp. There are many perils waiting for the BLACK male in present day society. And if they can avoid many of them by this BOOK you have accomplished something. I am proud that you are willing to show your faults and mistakes to better this world.  

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Probably feelin like some of us asking " yo , was it really worth it? man it was a crazy time and real easy to get your vision blurred with so much dough out there. I remember mob style that joint with the shoutouts to the big n....as. "AZ now thats a real big n....a." Willie burgers saturday nights..If you pockets wasnt deep dont even go there.God bless you and hope you can keep sending the right message out there. Rappers nowadays got it all twisted. 

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Sugar Hill
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School Daze My Hood Temptations The Game Paid in Full
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Married to the Mob Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous The Devils Advocates Game Over
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Harlem to Hollyhood
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Blind But Now I
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The Sun Still Shines
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Page vi - For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Page xvi - That's the last thing he said before he hit me hard in the head with the butt of his gun, causing blood to flow into my eyes.

About the author (2007)

Azie Faison is a former drug lord turned anti-drug advocate. He wrote Paid in
Full
, the blockbuster biopic based on his life, and his self-produced
documentary on street crime is a cult bestseller in the urban video marketplace.
Check out Azie at www.myspace.com/azgod.

Agyei Tyehimba holds a master of professional studies degree in African and
African American studies from Cornell University, and a bachelor's degree in
sociology from Syracuse University. He is an educator in New York City. Check
out Agyei at www.freewebs.com/agyei143.

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