Dope Boy Fresh: It's A Family Affair

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Life as Romero knows it is about to change forever when his mother unexpectedly leaves his father, who is abusing her and crack cocaine. Romero and his two older brothers Miguel and Lonnie, land dead smack in the heart of the projects after their parents separation. The Eastside Mob runs the Glendale projects but both brothers’ earn undeniable reputations in the hood; allow them to hustle amongst the dope fiends and cut-throat gangsta’s. Miguel feels it’s only right that Romero earns his keep and entices his younger brother to join the family business. Navigating his way through the difficult plight of the dope game at the tender age of thirteen, Romero learns that slangin dope is not child’s play. He forms a crew that’s eager to get money with him, but friends can quickly turn to foes when money becomes involved. Fast money, fast cars, and an insatiable appetite for fast women are the spoils Romero and his brothers become accustomed to, but Romero can’t shake his undying affection for his childhood crush Akeyla. She’s not the type girl that’s willing to sit around and be played, but infidelity is the least of her worries when it comes to Romero. Deceit, betrayal and murder become his worse companions grown up, making Romero desperately long for relief from the game. Just when he’s about to give up all hope, the true meaning of self-worth is introduced to him from an unexpected source. Will he disregard the chance to turn his life around, or will the life lessons taught to Romero by his brothers’ and the streets of Birmingham overrule all thinking? What’s right is compromised for what’s profitable in this quest to become dope boy fresh.  

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