Game Over: The Rise and Transformation of a Harlem Hustler
by Agyei Tyehimba
Publication Date: Aug 07, 2007
List Price: $18.99
Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Imprint: Atria Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation
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 partn— 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.