Perspiration levels are not the only thing the new drug of choice amongst rappers are affecting. Now it is kids. Child Psychiatry specialist, Dr. Dale Peeples claims “35% of popular songs contain drug references” and in one day a child can be exposed to these references roughly 84 times.
Reporter Jillian Benfield of WJBF News Channel 6 in Augusta, GA wrote that she and her photographer heard Molly referenced at least twice on a 30 minute trip to Thomson, GA.
The art director at a Augusta Mini-Theatre, Judith Simon-Butler told the WJBF reporter that kids “hear those lyrics and then some of them try to live those lyrics.”
As a response to this, mini-theater is putting on a play focused on conveying negative music’s effects.
According to Narcotics Sergeant Allan Rollins, Molly-related emergency room visits have increased five fold, since 2004.
Molly (shortened name for “molecule”) is the powder or crystal form of MDMA, which is commonly used in pressed pill Ecstasy.
Molly has been labeled by the DEA as a Schedule 1 controlled substance which has no medicinal usage and can be highly addictive.
Undoubtedly one of the most verbal proponents of the drug have come from hip hop artists.
Here is a list of recent rap references to the drug that have exploded its national appeal:
“Cashed Out” (Off Dedication 4 mixtape): “Riding around with a b**ch named Molly and she on Molly”
“Roman Reloaded” (Off Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded): “Pop a Molly, smoke a blunt. That means I’m a high roller.”
“Molly” (Off Jae Millz’s The Appreciation 4 mixtape): “Molly, Molly, Molly, Molly, Molly/still serving the narcotics.”
“I Luv Dem Strippers” (Off Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded): “Got your girl on Molly, we smoking loud and drinking.”
“Get Higher” (Off Blue Dream & Lean mixtape): “Molly got the white girls going straight berserk” “Pop a Molly, drink some orange juice, get higher“ “I put Molly on the tongue, of any n*gga wifey“
“Juicy J Can’t” (Off Blue Dream & Lean mixtape): “Molly in my veins got my heart beatin’ like a drum“
“Lucky A*s Bit*h” (Off Mac Miller’s Macadelic mixtape): “Molly pills, orange juice got the b*tch wired”
“All Gold Everything” (off Dont Be S.A.F.E mixtape): “Popped a Molly, I’m sweating“
“One More Molly” (off Dont Be S.A.F.E mixtape): “Popped a Molly, she gon’ do/things that you never knew”, “That Molly got her naked/Her friends looking basic”,”I been on Molly since I stepped in”, “That Molly life I’m all about”, “This Molly life is my way.”
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