EXCLUSIVE: Street Legends Azie Faison and “Freeway” Ricky Ross Link For Mixtape “Seeds of The Game: The Next Generation”


(AllHipHop News) Two of America’s urban street legends who inspired dozens of rappers are teaming together to release a brand-new mixtape series.

Azie Faison And Freeway Ricky Ross are working on a new mixtape titled “Seeds in the Game: The Next Generation,” which will feature rappers from the streets of the East and West Coasts.

Azie Faison is a reformed street hustler from Harlem who earned almost $100,000 per week during the crack era of the 1980’s. His life inspired the movie “Paid In Full.”

Faison, wrote the screenplay for the flick, which was financed by Jay Z and Damon Dash for Roc-A-Fella Films and is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary.

“I wrote ‘Paid In Full’ not to lure other any other youth into the game of death (drug culture), but instead to show them that all that glitters is not gold and
that everyone must seek God first,” Azie Faison told AllHipHop.com.

Rappers like AZ, Nas, Meek Mill, DJ Kay Slay, Curren$y, and Cam’ron have all paid homage to Faison in various songs.

Freeway Ricky Ross is a legendary former drug baron from Los Angeles who earned as much as $1 million per day from the crack trade. His life has inspired artists like Rick Ross and “Philadelphia” Freeway.

Azie Faison just launched his own record label Divine Evidence, which is being distributed by Chatto Music Group/Ingrooves Fontana.

Since the success of “Paid In Full,” Faison chronicled his run in the drug game with his two associates Richard Porter and Alberto “Alpo” Martinez in the DVD documentary “Game Over” and its companion book, which was released through Simon & Schuster.

Faison is working on a new film titled “Mobstyle.”

More details on the Azie Faison and Freeway Ricky Ross mixtape “Seeds in the Game: The Next Generation,” will be released next week.