08/18/2014 03:34 pm ET Updated Aug 18, 2014

Michael Brown's Raps: Money, Sex, Drugs -- And A Vulnerable Side

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In the neighborhood around the worn Canfield Green Apartments, 18-year-old Michael Brown was known as a young man with some potential. His peers around him struggled to hold jobs and had multiple run-ins with the law, but Brown had graduated from high school and was headed for community college.

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