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By Dimitri A. Bogazianos

In 2010, President Barack Obama signed a legislations repealing some of the most arguable guidelines in American felony justice historical past: the single hundred to 1 sentencing disparity among crack cocaine and powder wherein an individual convicted of “simply” owning 5 grams of crack—the similar of some sugar packets—had been required by means of legislation to serve not less than 5 years in legal. during this hugely unique paintings, Dimitri A. Bogazianos attracts on a number of resources to check the profound symbolic effects of America’s reliance in this punishment constitution, tracing the wealthy cultural linkages among America’s conflict on medicines, and the inventive contributions of these at once laid low with its damaging effects.

Focusing totally on lyrics that emerged in Nineteen Nineties big apple rap, which critiqued the track for being corrupt, unjust, and legal, Bogazianos exhibits 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 a long way greater 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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