By Dimitri A. Bogazianos
Focusing totally on lyrics that emerged in Nineties ny rap, which critiqued the track for being corrupt, unjust, and legal, Bogazianos indicates what percentage rappers started drawing parallels among the “rap video 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 higher than hip hop tradition, highlighting the measure to which crack cocaine—although a drug lengthy in decline—has come to symbolize the full paradoxical main issue of punishment within the U.S. today.
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