The conversation and glorification of drugs in music has been a long standing trend since music became mainstream and it doesn't seem like that will change anytime soon. From artists singing about their addictions to them rapping about the effects of drugs, or others warning against the drug life, the noise about drug use has been on a continuum. Add that to the hyper sexual lifestyle of many a youngster expressed through their lyrics and you have a recipe for much concern. Or is it?
The rise of hip hop has brought to light the struggles that young people face and it has become evident that more and more people across the globe are looking for "substances" to "numb the pain" or take away one's reality. However, at what point do we take to heed the things our generation are saying in their music before it's too late? Many an instance has come to light where artists sing and rap about their addictions, which the effects ultimately come to show outside of the music itself, with some detrimental endings on extreme scenarios. The lean, weed, alcohol, "coke," and even more drugs are the daily subject of young artists and stemming from a tweet Shane Eagle posed this past weekend, we ask Onlifers if drugs are in fact the "new cool" for the new school of artists and their consumers. Rather, should the question be if drug consumption is now becoming normalised and accepted somewhat? What is your stance on this topic?