From Pawns to Kings is a compelling story that captures the personal struggles that father and son were challenged with being raised in the urban hood subculture.' Their compelling narration illustrates the chagrin children face while growing up in seriously disadvantaged backgrounds. It details their struggles, collectively having spent three decades of imprisonment. They are now able to articulate how they broke away from lifetimes of destructive thinking and their narcissistic pursuit of the social narcotic and drug abuse. This inspirational story of honest self-reflection, examines the ‘urban hood subculture’ and the detriments it imposed on Eugene and Marco.