VIDEO: Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation’
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’86 was a dope year, figuratively and literally. VH1 Rock Docs is presenting ‘Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation‘ (trailer above). The hour long documentary is narrated and executive produced by Ice-T (aka Scotty Appleton from crack era movie du jour New Jack City) and features commentary from artists like B-Real, Raekwon, RZA and Snoop Dogg. Looks like the film will be covering the relationship between rap and crack cocaine, as well as notorious (now former) drug dealers like Azie Faison and Freeway Ricky Ross.
A lot of your favorite MCs (BIG, Jay-Z, Nas, etc.) have rapped extensively about the crack era, glamorizing it in the process no matter how clearly their rhymes reiterate that ish was NOT sweet on the ghetto streets. I’ve personally seen friend’s parents ruins their lives thanks to that crack pipe and it made walking the cracked South Bronx pavement a daily adventure. So while the fresh gear, music and good times were great, to hell with the dope fiends, murders for chump change and all around f*ckery. And yeah, blame the CIA.
‘Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation’ airs Sunday, September 18 at 10 PM EST. [H/T The Juice]
The Source July 1994 issue featuring Eazy-E (includes Part 1 of epic “10th Summer of Crack” story) [THIMK]
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