Pawns in the Game is the debut solo album by emcee and Public Enemy member Professor Griff, alongside his group the Last Asiatic Disciples, which was composed of Jim "Obie" O'Brien, B-Wyze, Patrick X, JXL, and Life. The album was released in 1990 on Luke/Atlantic Records and was produced by Professor Griff, Luke Skyywalker, Jim "Obie" O'Brien, Clay Dixon, Kavon Shah, and Kerwin "Sleek" Young. The album only made it to #127 on the Billboard 200 and #24 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The title track and "The Verdict" were the only singles released. The single, "Pawns in the Game" entered the billboard rap singles chart at no. 4. For the book entitled "Pawns in the Game," refer to the page of its author, William Guy Carr.