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Is that what black people are coming to? The best thing that a young woman can hope for is to marry a former crack dealer, and every body wants to be a gangsta. What happened to wanting to be doctors, lawyers and educated people? Maybe Jay-Z also needs to grow up a little bit and realize that a 43-year old man shouldn’t be out glorifying his life as a drug dealer. Most drug dealers end up dead or in prison, so maybe Jay-Z’s “advice” is going to end up ruining a lot of young lives.
But let’s just keep fantasizing, and filling up the prisons. We’re getting good at that:
Jay Z opened up in a recent interview with Vanity Fair, discussing his notorious history with drugs. The rapper and business mogul has shared some details about his pre-fame life in the past, but he was particularly candid in explaining what he had to deal with during days when “crack was everywhere” and even his mother knew he was living a life of crime.
In a lot of ways, the area Jay Z grew up in had a major effect on his early choices. Discussing the “inescapable” prevalence of crack, he says:
“There wasn’t any place you could go for isolation or a break. You go in the hallway; [there are] crackheads in the hallway. You look out in the puddles on the curbs—crack vials are littered in the side of the curbs. You could smell it in the hallways, that putrid smell; I can’t explain it, but it’s still in my mind when I think about it.”