Jay Z has narrated a new short film for the New York Times which sincerely critiques the war on drugs. By taking a look at the U.S. drug policy, since as early as the 1970s, the film sets things off with the Reagan era, into the 90s. "Drugs were bad, fried your brain, and drug dealers were monsters, the sole reason neighborhoods and major cities were failing. No one wanted to talk about Reaganomics and the ending of social safety nets."

The film was animated by Molly Crabapple and based on a proposition by Dream Hampton. "The war on drugs is an epic fail," Jay says. Watch below.