Molly Popping

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Do you think that musicians have a social responsibility to ensure that the type of songs they sing does not send the wrong message to our impressionable youths?

Lately in the hip-hop/rap realm, I’ve noticed a few artists singing about “molly”. If you’re not aware, molly is an illegal drug — purest form of ecstasy. It started in the underground rave scene but now its has become wildly popular among teenagers and college kids.

Songs like “All Gold Everything” by Trinidad James or “Molly” by Tyga makes it seem cool to take this drug. We know that kids like to experiment, so when they hear their favorite rapper singing about it and their friends talking about it, they might want to try it as well — just for the experience. Molly gets you high for about two to three hours. It has no smell. The only obvious sign is that it makes you dehydrated and withdrawn.

There are so many dangers in the world today that parents are having a hard time keeping track. It seems like the only sure way to protect your child is to either keep them in a bubble like the Bubble Boy or tail them wherever they go. Extreme, I know. But given the proliferation of threats that are popping up what choice does a parent have.

Here are the two songs I mentioned earlier.

Trinidad James – All Gold Everything

Tyga – Molly

Until Next time.

-Namaste

7 thoughts on “Molly Popping

    • I agree. Sometimes to truly grasp the severity of a situation, you have to experience it yourself. It’s like someone telling you how thrilling skydiving is. But until you do it for yourself, you won’t really understand.

      • That’s a perfect example.
        I don’t regret my time with recreational pharmaceuticals, but I have no interest in going back to them ever again.

  1. I wish they would accept some responsibility for how someone might react to what the music is glorifying, like the disrespect shown to women, the utter disregard for authority, and unfettered drug use along with violence – but they won’t; they’ll just say that it’s just music and that they aren’t responsible if someone, say, does some molly and overdoses.

    If someone listens to this music and gets it into their head to start smacking women around, well, it’s not the artist’s fault or the songwriter’s – it’s the person’s fault for believing what the music is telling them is a cool thing to do.

    I don’t begrudge hip hop artistes that chance for fame and fortune… but it seems that all they care about is the money and not the image they’re portraying through their music.

    I think it’s a shame and a reason why I will never, ever, listen to this music.

    • Kdaddy, as always your comments are right on the ball. In my country a very influential artist was accused of not being socially responsible. Some of his songs tend to glorify skin bleaching. So much so that they even made bleaching products in his honor. When asked if he thinks that singing about skin bleaching is sending the right message to youths, his response was that parents should teach their child the difference between wrong and right. He said that despite being very influential, he does not have a social responsibility and what he sings about is purely for entertainment. What I found interesting was when he said he would never allow his children to bleach.

      In my opinion, I tend to find that the type of music that generates a lot of buzz are those that promote violence, hype lifestyle and drugs. How dysfunctional is our society becoming. I fear to even think about what the future will look like.

  2. Wow! Looking at the first one, I would hope the folks who watch the video would see the absolute idiocy inherent here. The fellow promoting the drug use is wearing an arse-load of gold, yet lives in the projects and has a crappy ride. Yeah, I would hope that the ignorance here would be easy to spot. Unfortunately, I know better. This is truly sad.

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