Planet Rock: The Story of HipHop & the Crack Generation

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back on the 80s and 90s, few can argue the catastrophic effect of crack cocaine on the black community. When crack cocaine hit the streets in the early 80s, it opened up an entire new market for drug users. Individuals who normally couldn’t afford the expensive high of cocaine, could now receive a more intensified euphoric intoxicate from crack cocaine which cost substantially lesser than its progenitor and was extremely addictive. Within two decades, crack had exacted a heavy toll, leaving serious physical and emotional side effects not only on its users, but also on an entire community and on the United States as a whole. Continue reading