Jay-Z Says The War On Drugs Is An Epic Fail, Do You Agree?

September 15, 2016  |  



From HelloBeautiful

Rapper and businessman Jay Z blasted the War on Drugs in a blistering op-ed short film for The New York Times.

Narrated by Jay Z and artist Molly Crabapple, the film goes through the history of the War on Drugs. From the Nixon administration to the Rockefeller Drug Laws and the increase of incarceration rates in the ’90s, this film was reportedly a year in the making.

Writer, filmmaker, and co-author of Jay Z’s biography Decoded, Dream Hampton approached the Drug Alliance policy about working with Revolve Impact, an organization that “combines organizing and the creative arts to drive communities to action.”

Dream wanted to challenge the issue originally raised by author Michelle Alexander in her 2014 book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, which asks the question, “Why are white men poised to get rich doing the very same thing that African-American boys and men had long been going to prison for?”

Watch the film at HelloBeatiful.com

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