“The whole thing started from a single image… We were talking about Jay-Z when he appeared in the ’09 World Series. And he came out and sang his anthem, ‘Empire State Of Mind.’ And we were struck by the fact that this is the great American stage – and yet he talking about Dominicanos and stash-houses and things like that. And we were like, ‘Do people even know what he’s talking about?’” – Martin Torgoff
Narrated and executive produced by Ice T, this VH1 documentary explores how crack cocaine had a major impact on popular culture, especially the evolution of hip-hop. Twenty five years after the drug ravaged many American cities, Ice-T talks honestly with several of the dealers who became rappers, transforming contemporary music. The film candidly shows how hip-hop reflected the crack epidemic, with frank interviews with such survivors as Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill’s B-Real, Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon and RZA and other cocaine & crack kingpins.
go to Yardie’s for this 83 minute VH1 special