By Dimitri A. Bogazianos
Focusing totally on lyrics that emerged in Nineties manhattan rap, which critiqued the song for being corrupt, unjust, and felony, Bogazianos indicates what number rappers begun drawing parallels among the “rap online game” and the “crack game." He argues that the symbolism of crack in rap’s stance in the direction of its personal commercialization represents an ethical debate that's some distance greater than hip hop tradition, highlighting the measure to which crack cocaine—although a drug lengthy in decline—has come to symbolize the whole paradoxical obstacle of punishment within the U.S. today.
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5 Grams: Crack Cocaine, Rap Music, and the War on Drugs (Alternative Criminology) by Dimitri A. Bogazianos