Where was her mommy at well that’s kind of sad
She used drugs to forget the problems she had
There was a new one back then they called crack
Once you try it there was almost no coming back

from Brother Ali – All You Need Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Her mom gave her up, or was taken away from her, because she had a drug addiction. Ali mentions Crack cocaine, which gained popularity during this time (mid 1980’s) because it was affordable, easy to make and very addictive.

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