Planet Rock - The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation

Documentary presented by Ice-T on the influence of crack on rap.

“If I wasn’t in the rap game,
I’d probably have a key, knee-deep in the crack game.
Because the streets is a short stop,
Either you’re slingin crack rock or you got a wicked jumpshot.”

Basketball, rap or crack cocaine. According to Biggie on Things Done Changed those were the only options for a young ambitious guy growing up in the projects. Narrated by Ice-T, this documentary explains the inextricable link between hustlin’ street corner dope spots and hip hop. With high unemployment rates and even higher aspirations, both drugs and rapping were two fast-track routes to leaving endemic poverty. Hear from Snoop, Rza and Raekwon about owning pagers, making papers, idolising Tony Montana and getting blowies off chicks in exchange for crack rock.

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