We, being the hip-hop community and the artists included, need to step back and reevaluate the current climate. That’s now two deaths of prominent figures in a 2 1/2 month span who have passed due to habitual drug abuse.
While it’s true that drugs have been prevalent in the rap scene since it’s birth, only in the last half-decade or so has the glamorization of much more detrimental drugs (lean, xanax, etc.) become acceptable. Moreover, hip-hop has the deepest cultural influence on society and undoubtedly has raised the use of these deadly drugs. -
Both Fredo Santana and Lil Peep had legitimate careers based off their original craft. Peep had built a cult-like following around a new sub-genre of rap that he pioneered while Fredo was part of the legendary drill movement in Chicago in the early 2010’s. While their music and lifestyles may have promoted disreputable habits, their deaths may have a positive ripple effect on the way we the community handle this topic in the future.
The most vulgar drug glamorization in rap award has many nominations. In the running includes modern lean and codeine rappers like Future, Lil Wayne, and Gucci (former lean addict for 10 years). DMX was a vocal cocaine addict however we haven’t seen too much of that around whether it be there or not. -
The question has to be where do we draw the line? Three deaths? Ten? What about the obvious evolution of trendy drugs? As we mentioned earlier lean and codeine weren’t nearly as widespread as it is today. Who knows what if in 5-7 years from now intravenous drugs become the “thing” and we have built an even more harmful culture? It’s time to take legitimate action.
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