Someone had to say it. And we’re glad the conscious boy wonder rapper, Kendrick Lamar had the
balls gall to step to the podium and let the world know that this Molly thing is played out. He’s not the first though. Earlier this year, Joe Budden spoke about how his use of the drug caused a slew of negative side effects.
At the end of Kendrick’s “B!+ch Don’t Kill My Vibe” video, the words “Death to Molly” flash across the screen. In an interview with MTV’s Sway, Kendrick recently discussed how the consistent references to the drug, MDMA, are compromising the culture of Hip Hop.
“When everybody consciously now uses this term or this phrase and putting it in lyrics, it waters the culture down. So it’s really just time to move on.”
Kendrick also mentioned that many of the rappers including the drug in their lyrics don’t really use it to know the severe and harmful side effects it can cause.
“You may have certain artists portraying these trends and don’t really have that lifestyle and then it gives off the wrong thing. And it becomes kinda corny after a while.”
Though Kendrick is just now starting to get major shine, in his short career he has spoken and rapped openly about his anti drug stance. In his song “Swimming Pools (Drank)” he discusses his grandfather’s and his own personal struggles with alcoholism, including how peer pressure played a role in all of that. Kendrick has also been very vocal about the fact that he doesn’t smoke weed, the stereotypical Hip Hop drug of choice.
Kendrick is one classy guy. He could have easily taken the immature route and started naming the litany of artists who’ve glorified Molly use but instead he kept it professional and anonymous while simultaneously petitioning his peers to do better. Kudos.
Watch Kendrick express his thoughts on the drug and trends on the next page.