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Game Over : The Rise and Transformation of a Harlem Hustler - Azie Faison

Game Over

The Rise and Transformation of a Harlem Hustler

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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 sellingcocaine in Harlem, New York, during the peak of America's "War on Drugs" between1983 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. Hislegacy has been praised by hip-hop's top names in their lyrics, and his life wasthe 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.

Author's Notep. vii
Forewordp. xi
Sugar Hillp. 1
School Dazep. 23
My 'Hoodp. 29
Temptationsp. 37
The Gamep. 53
Paid in Fullp. 75
Married to the Mobp. 85
Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamousp. 93
The Devil's Advocatesp. 109
Game Overp. 127
Snitchingp. 151
The Crucifixionp. 161
MobStylep. 185
Harlem to Hollyhoodp. 227
Blind, But Now I Seep. 243
Epilogue: The Sun Still Shinesp. 257
Acknowledgmentsp. 269
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ISBN: 9780743282314
ISBN-10: 0743282310
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 7th August 2007
Publisher: Atria Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1