This is exactly why I love Kendrick Lamar! While most rappers try to entertain fans with just anything, Cali rapper Kendrick Lamar isn’t giving in to a popularity contest. He recently spoke to MTV’s Sway about the “Poppin Molly” lyric trends stating that it is “watering down” hip-hop.
For those of you that are not aware of what this drug is let me explain it to you. It is a pill capsule filled with MDMA (ecstacy) sometimes laced with crack, cocaine, meth and bath salts.
Kendrick starts off, “I like trends. In high school we had the button ups. You know Jay Z did that. Cool trend. The jerseys, cool trend…”
He then breaks down why isn’t fond of the molly phase of rap. “You may have, you know, certain artist you know, portraying these trends and don’t really have that lifestyle and then it gives off the wrong thing…It becomes a bit corny after a while…”
Lately a majority of the rap songs that I hear on the radio reference “molly.” This is setting a dangerous trend for many people influenced by music and the rap culture. Rappers such as Trinidad James, Wiz Khalifa, and Maino are a few artist jumping on the Molly bandwagon.
Rick Ross recently lost a huge endorsment deal when he mentioned the drug in the song “U.N.E.N.O.” suggesting it to be a source of a date rape concoction.
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How do you feel about the Molly trend? Should it end?