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.
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.