Mary said: Game over This was a good story but I felt it would’ve been better had it been A cautionary tale about the life of former kingpin Azie Faison, who has. Directed by Troy Reed. With Jadakiss, Azie Faison Jr., Alberto Martinez, Richard Porter. The story of three inner-city teenage friends and their rise (and fall) as. A cautionary tale about the life of former kingpin Azie Faison, who has In Game Over, Azie brings forth a powerful memoir of New York’s.

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Must redeem within 90 days. Street Stars Game Over shows the real story straight from the mouths of people that lived it. He wrote Paid in Fullthe blockbuster biopic based on his life, and his self-produced documentary on street crime is a cult bestseller in the urban video marketplace. But they have to keep pushing!

Also it shows to perspective of former drug kingpin Azie Faison. Definitely a better depiction than the movie. He expanded the drug-dealing business across the city, and involved both childhood friend Rich Porterand associate Alpo Martinezwith the duo being instrumental in Faison’s rise and fall. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. I really like this book. By the time he turned 21, Faison would transition into becoming the cocaine wholesaler in Harlem, reportedly earning 40, a week or more.

Faison also aimed to extend his outreach through television and media, eventually working on an autobiographical movie. None of your libraries hold this item. I’d like to thank azie for this book. Aaron rated it liked it Sep 27, The story of three inner-city teenage friends and their rise and fall as drug kingpins.


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Thanks for the life story mane and hopefully they make a movie about this book. However, Faison’s downfall began inafter he was the victim of attempted murder in August, after a robbery went awry, which left three people dead and three others seriously injured. Blind But Now I. Recommended to Timothy by: The Rise and Transformation of a Harlem Hustler. Also, the original screenplay that Azie and Austin Phillips wrote was sold to Rocafella films and they proceeded to re-write and revise the script 25 times.

Game Over: The Rise and Transformation of a Harlem Hustler

He would eventually expand operations untiland became one of the most notable distributors during the War on Drugs era in the Gaame States. This was a gritty tale of the harsh realities of life of a young drug dealer.

We wanted this book to be a coming of age story that explored the development of a gamr man in Harlem, the choices he made, and the forces behind those choices. Nov 10, Timothy Merriweather rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Aze lived with his single mother and older sister in the neighborhood untilwhere, at age 6, a fire destroyed his tenement.

If you’ve seen the movie “Paid In Full” then you pretty much know what the book is about. Gangsterdrug dealerrapperentrepreneur. And if they can avoid many of them by this BOOK you have accomplished something. Popular passages 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. In the book, the main character, Azie Faison is a drug dealer and he is respected throught the city.


I would love to read the original ovre. Plus, the story reminded me of one of those urban novels. In Game OverAzie brings forth oger 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.

I do not recommend this book. During this, he would become re-introduced to Rich Portera childhood friend who lived in the neighborhood prior to serving a sentence in prison. Other links Image at http: If you pockets wasnt deep dont even go there. God’s game Great book it shows that God works through all of us in mysterious ways, I highly recommend this book to all the young people that are misguided.

When I first begin reading it, I was like read, turn the page, read. He has also been subject to various dramatic portrayals, with his legacy serving as inspiration for rap songs, documentaries, books, and movies, notably the film, Paid in Full. Therefore the movie is a Hollywood production, while this book is the REAL story “straight from the horse’s mouth. Aug 07, Amyr rated it it was amazing Shelves: I want people to understand that this book came after the movie.

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.