So I have caught some backlash for posting a video called “California Rapper Cadalack Ron Shoots Heroin During Rap Battle”.
Let me explain to you why I think this video needs to be seen, and it’s not for the views or the “comical” reasons some people think. We are dealing with an epidemic right now, whether you want to admit or not. I have lost 10 friends in the last 2 years to drug overdose, all from heroin.
So why would I post a video like this? Because it is going on EVERYWHERE, whether you see it or not. It’s easy to not click on a YouTube link or turn off your computer, right? You don’t see it; you don’t have to worry about it, right? In my opinion, WRONG!
Personally, I feel a lot of people don’t understand how serious this prescription pill & heroin problem is. I want people to understand that just because it is not right in front of you, or your brother, sister or significant other isn’t hooked, doesn’t mean it’s not a major issue.
I come from a place that is the Heroin Hub of the east coast, Philadelphia. Take a trip down Frankford Ave in the North East where there is a Pharmacy on every corner. Take a trip down Kensington and Allegheny and the surrounding areas, where drug use is at an all time high and done right out in the public.
Yet, no one seems to care.
Take a trip on the city’s Septa line, and see how drugs are effecting people. Let’s not forget the amount of kids in the surrounding Philadelphia (and NJ) suburbs who come to the city everyday to score, use and hang out. Unfortunately, I lost one of my best friends to a drug overdose, just a few hours after he was released from rehab. I watched him use, fought with him, cut him off and even ratted him out to his family. I wish I would have done more, I really do, but I have seen what these drugs can do to someone mentally & physically.
I don’t expect everyone to agree with me or even see it from my perspective, but my intentions were in the right place, and that’s all that matters to me. Maybe someone will see this video and reach out to Ron for the help he needs. Maybe someone else is dealing with addiction or is afraid to speak up about someone they love that is using. I know why I posted this video and I also respect why some people don’t like it or want to see it. But when this video becomes a reality, there is no running away from it, or clicking “X” in the top left corner.
Much respect & love.
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