"Having grown up on the streets of South Jamaica, Queens, Fox wrote this first novel in 2013 while incarcerated at the Orleans Correctional Facility. After moving to rap music as a pal of artist 50 Cent, in 2014 the author unfortunately was gunned down by a killer in a black ski mask. Here, Teen DeMarco Jones finds himself in a correctional center to do a bid for 18 months. By luck he breaks out and returns to the streets and starts dealing."
"[A] paean to hip-hop life in Queens . . . [Protagonist] DeMarco’s rise is meteoric, and his fall as fast and inevitable, in this tragic tale filled with street talk."
"The only novel from deceased legendary Queens rapper Mazaradi Fox, a member of 50 Cent’s G-Unit crew."
--Publishers Weekly, Fall 2016 Announcements
"A gripping, gritty, riveting read from cover to cover...Highly recommended."
--Midwest Book Review
"As gritty as they come."
--Ozzie's Book Blog
"The Game Don't Change is a story from the streets, where life and death are closer than you think. Mazaradi Fox knew how to play the game better than most, and his life and experience shine through every page of this tough and unsentimental book. An instant classic of NYC thug life."
--Prodigy of Mobb Deep
Mazaradi Fox wrote this novel in 2013 during his incarceration at the Orleans Correctional Facility. The Game Don't Change opens when DeMarco Jones escapes from a juvenile detention center. Successfully evading the law, DeMarco builds his reputation on the streets of Queens as a fearless and charismatic drug hustler. Though he is only sixteen, women of all ages can't get enough of him. He quickly finds, however, that he must battle ferociously to maintain his new kingpin status.
At the start of this paean to hip-hop life in Queens from Fox, the pseudonym of the rapper Jamal Green (1971 2014), 16-year-old DeMarco Jones escapes from a New York juvenile detention facility, aided by guard Mrs. B, an older woman with whom he has an affair. Back home in Queens, DeMarco hooks into the drug trade with his cousin Steph and is surprised how quickly and easily his money grows. Meanwhile, he performs sexual gymnastics with a variety of girls singly, doubly, and triply. As free with his money and drugs as he is with his sexual favors, DeMarco becomes immensely popular as he engages in an endless round of partying. He must also fend off competitors trying to horn in on his territory. DeMarco's rise is meteoric, and his fall as fast and inevitable, in this tragic tale filled with street talk ("Just 'cause you from the city, that don't mean shit to me").