Hip Hop High

Hip-hop, a million-dollar industry, plays up to its links with a billion-dollar industry: drugs. In Oakland California, wannabe rappers BG and Lil Ant use money from dealing cocaine to pay for their studio time. Across the city, established hip-hop duo the Hoodstarz are trying to stay off the cops' radar after narrowly avoiding a drug bust. In Las Vegas, hip-hop promoter Locksta is using drug money to pay rappers to perform at his shows. But the feds are on to this type of music industry scam. They've just jailed a top industry executive for life for using his business as a front to ship hundreds of kilos of cocaine to New York.

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