Kendrick Lamar Speaks out Against Molly [Video]
Kendrick Lamar feels like the usage of molly in Hip-Hop is starting to get old and is doing more damage than any good. Not just from the aspect that doing molly is really bad for you, but that it’s actually starting to water down Hip-Hop.
In other words, the molly trend is dead, can we talk about something else?
“Death To Molly,” are the final words on the screen at the end of Kendrick Lamar’s latest video for “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.” Now the West Coast emcee is explaining the meaning behind his metaphorical killing of the present drug of choice for many in Hip Hop.
“When everybody consciously now uses this term or this phrase and putting it in lyrics, it waters the culture down,” Kendrick tells MTV’s Sway in a recent interview. “So it’s really just time to move on.”
References to Molly (a powdered or crystallized form of MDMA) has seen a rise in rap songs in recent years. The drug has also seen greater usage among young people.
According to a 2012 study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2% of eighth graders, 5% of 10th graders, and 7% of 12 graders reported to have tried MDMA throughout their lifetime. Nearly 12% of respondents between the ages of 18-25 admitted to using the drug at one point.