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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I approached Azie Faison about writing his memoir some years ago, and he agreed. In Game OverAzie 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. Views Read Edit View history.

It makes me wish that the movie was produced and directed as he intended.

Game Over: The Rise and Transformation of a Harlem Hustler

Anyone who has been in the Street life or knows anyone that is going that way can relate. There were a lot of parts in which I felt the author was all over the place. He is an educator in New York City. Home This editionEnglish, Book edition: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. My former teacher Mr. Gangsterdrug dealerrapperentrepreneur.

Mar 01, Jermaine rated it really liked it. After attending a screening of the film ScarfaceFaison was influenced to enter the drug trade, and later that year, established a working relationship with a local Dominican supplier, who would frequent the dry cleaners. Trivia About Game Over: Faison speaks of the original script that was supposed to be used for the movie, Paid In Full. He would eventually expand operations untiland became one of the most notable distributors during the War on Drugs era in the United States.


Lamar Warren rated it really liked it Jan 16, Other editions – View all Game Over: 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.

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

This caused severe strains in the relationship between Faison, Porter, and Martinez, with the latter eventually murdering Porter inand while later being arrested and convicted for a plethora of charges in After his release, Porter would introduce Alpo Martinez to Faison, and the trio worked to expand operations in order to rise and become the largest distributors of cocaine in the state of New York.

Add the first question. However, the story did get good when at a huge turning point in the author’s life, he starts to do some soul searching. Therefore the movie is a Hollywood production, while this book is the REAL story “straight from the horse’s mouth. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.

It makes me wish that the movie was This book was very insightful regarding the curse that comes with dealing in the underworld of drugs.


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Faison speaks on the lost of friends and loved ones and he tries to steer any reader away from lver lifestyle. I am not done with this book, but if you want my honest opinion, EVERY wannabe hustler, gangster, OG, stick up kid or street hood ought to sit down and just read this book and learn something from this. Aaron rated it liked it Sep 27, Separate different tags with a comma.

Atria Books August Length: While I’ve heard stories like his before, it’s It is Understood This book was okay for what it is. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Faisin page was last edited on 16 Octoberat Recommended to Timothy by: Faison fqison then become introduced to cocaineand would become one of the first distributors of the drug within New York in Lists What are lists?

Audible Download Audio Books. Faison was born in New York City on November 10, New York State — New York.

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