Monday, March 10, 2008
Jay-Z's Ode To Heroin
They say people on heroin, regardless of how they may look on the outside, are in a completely different reality when they're high. That guy that you may ride by in the city who is dancing erratically on the sidewalk is probably a rockstar at a wild party in his mind. The woman that is passed out on her couch is probably in the arms of her lover in her mind-altered world.
I don't know much about drugs, but I have seen their effects first-hand in my personal life. If there's one thing I do know it's that drugs can destroy your mind and is a major factor in the destruction of our communities.
I used to wonder how people could see the effects of crack/heroin addiction and still try them. Though I still don't fully understand, it's conceivable that people in bad situations would run towards escapisms to get away from their problems. This video does a good job of capturing that concept.