Thursday, August 03, 2006

10 Ways Crack Changed the Hood.

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In honor of OhWords crack week, I have decided to contribute 10 ways Crack Changed the Hood.

10 Ways Crack Changed the Hood.
1. Aiesha's, from next doors, cute brother, went from being a scrawny 8th grader with a crooked smile to an aspiring d-boy who was ready willing and able to pop a fool for grinding on his turf.

2. There was an explosion of Crack Zombies in the Hood. In every neighborhood, there were allways your garden variety of wino's, crazy ladies, and bad boys that steal cars. But crack changed the game so dramatically, because of the explosion of Crack Zombies.

3. Crack made funeral homes in Detroit, Oakland, LA, New Orleans, Philly, D.C. hundred thousandares.


4. Crack made getting a decent education in a public school in a major city impossible. For instance, if the teacher is spending 6 percent of her time, discipling children born addicted to crack, or children wilding out because their families wild out at ho
me because some one is smoking crack, then it is going to be hard for a teacher to convey his 5th grade lesson plan.

5. Crack gave rappers something to talk about. What would Jay-Z, 50, Mobb Depp, NAS, Snoop, E-40, Scarface or TI talk about if it wasn't for crack?

6. Crack contributed to sneakermania. Who other than D-Boys could afford $150 Jordans in '91.


7. Crack meant a whole new Genre of flicks. Boyz in the Hood. Menance to Society. Sugar Hill. Colors. Straight Outta Brooklyn. The list goes on and on.


8. Crack ensured that the New York Cities real esate industry would remained depressed until Guilani jumped off his quality of life initiative.

9. Crack is responsible for the comfortable middle class lifestyle that many police officers enjoy. In NYC you start at 35k. But, if you put in work, and manage not to get murked, then you can earn upwards of $80k. Think about it. If
you have murder murder murder, kill kill kill, po po has to patrol extra. If they patrolling around the clock or on some crazy 20 hour shifts, the financial result can make a $60K/year job into a $95K/year job.

10. Crack meant the task force. They were super police. Those black jackets and the yellow writing. They were not to be f-cked with.


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Did I miss anything blog fam? If so, lemme know?
I think I am going to do 10 crack related books next.
The heat wave is over tomorrow. Thank my angels:)

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8 comments:

the prisoner's wife said...

the jump out boys....

crack also ensured that dirty cops would get rich or kill trying. the illest isht ever. i grew up w/ one of the Rampart Cops, Raphel's partner is my distant cousin/former next door neighbor. i used to think he was cute cuz he looked like a masculine Prince & Debarge combo.

crack fuled hip hop's indie labels. espeically the street labels. the death rows, priority, southern labels, etc. put Suge and Eazy and all of them on the map.

crack made banging even harder, more vicious. it moved from just being abouot neighborhood and colors and sets to money. and when money is involved all hell breaks loose.

Hummingbyrd said...

crack made banging even harder, more vicious. it moved from just being abouot neighborhood and colors and sets to money. and when money is involved all hell breaks loose.
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There was clearly a viciousness present that post '89 that made pre '89 hoods look mayberryesqe.

Anonymous said...

Crack gave pharmaceutical companies the go ahead to hook, I mean medicate, a generation of babies on FDA approved drugs from the womb to the tomb.

Crack also gave the projects pissy hallways, Pookie a household name, and white boys named Reagan and Bush a free ride to stomp out the hood and try to occupy more Brown people.

Love Life Moter Mouth

Supa said...

Chuuuccch!

Crack popped this LA girl's world faster than them illegal joints of the first of Ju-ly.

Crack gang-banged on a generation..

Heroin took daddies, but CRACK took down mommies!

Wassup MM, great post

Hummingbyrd said...

@ anonymous

Damn.You more serious than me.

And baby, yes, I stay trying to love life and not be suffocated by it.

Crack also gave the projects pissy hallways, Pookie a household name,= Super Trill
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Whoever you are, thank you for your post.

Hummingbyrd said...

@ ms. supa-sonic
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Heroin took daddies, but CRACK took down mommies.
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Girl, I would wager that heroin took dadies, but crack took familes.

An entire generation suffered:(

Glad you came through!

Miss Ahmad said...

girl tell me whehter or not you're old enough to know about putting CB Bannons number in a dudes pager when you were pissed off..

Crack took a laundry list of my homies, took my very first boyfriend to jail at the ripe old age of 15. Took Pooh Man's life in the back of a police car, took Pimps back to being pusher and took high school girls and made 'em hoes for a pair of shoes and guess jeans. took the side show to the next level and then took our community crumbling down!

I nominated you as the blog to watch out for on the black weblog awards!

get involved!

Hummingbyrd said...

girl tell me whehter or not you're old enough to know about putting CB Bannons number in a dudes pager when you were pissed off..
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DAYYYYYYYYYYUM. GURL,
YOU A MUTHA_F_KIN FOOL.

Thats all I gotta say.

Girl. Thank you for the nomination. You made me blush:) Shyut. I am just doing me.

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