By Dimitri A. Bogazianos
Focusing totally on lyrics that emerged in Nineteen Nineties manhattan rap, which critiqued the tune for being corrupt, unjust, and legal, Bogazianos exhibits what number rappers started 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 a ways greater than hip hop tradition, highlighting the measure to which crack cocaine—although a drug lengthy in decline—has come to symbolize the total paradoxical drawback 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