Planet Rock: The Story Of Hip Hop And The Crack Generation

I needed to watch something completely different, and a documentary also sounded good, so I chose this.

Ice-T narrated, and there were interviews with B-Real (Cypress Hill), Snoop Dogg (he was a full-on crack dealer), RZA from Wu-Tang Clan, and Freeway Ricky Ross who was the biggest crack dealer in L.A., and several other dealers turned hip-hop artists.

The story was very well told, and very interesting. Hip-hop in the early days was directly linked to crack cocaine, and labels were started using crack money. The drug itself is nasty stuff, and the crack epidemic in the U.S.A. in the 80’s was seriously bad.

Very well worth watching, especially if you know a bit about the hip-hop scene.

Date watched: May 26th
Score: 9/10
Film count 2016: 87

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