VH1 hits hard, once again, with their Rock Docs series. On the 25th anniversary of the crack epidemic of 1986, VH1 Rock Docs ‘Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation‘ explores the affect and popularization of crack in hip-hop.
“I never used it and I never sold it. But I watched it consume the generation around me,” Ice-T says in the doc.
“The natural transformation for any hustler that wanted to go legit was to ‘let me go ahead and get me a label.’ Cause most drug dealers had a hell of a story to tell,” Snoop shares.
Besides the relationship between rap and crack, the documentary covers the horrors of drug wars, lock ups, dealers Azie Faison and “Freeway Rick” Ross, the notorious film, Scarface, and the death of Len Bias.
VH1’s Rock Doc ‘Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation’ airs Sunday, September 18 at 10 PM EST/PST.