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Kendrick Lamar Against Molly

Kendrick Lamar Talking about Molly

MTV’s Sway Calloway interviews Kendrick Lamar on his views on Molly. This was brought up by Lamar’s famous video “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”, at the end the words “Death To Molly” flash the screen.

Molly is the pure powder or crystallized form of MDMA, a drug that is mixed with others to create ecstasy pills. Molly, the pure form of MDMA is used and abused because of it’s euphoric effects on it’s users. Now it has leaked it’s way into the music of rappers today. Enough musicians like The Weeknd, Trinadad James, Mac Miller, etc have laced Molly into their lyrics, so much so that it has become a trend. Lamar looks back on when Jay Z changed from basketball jerseys to button ups, evolving a fashion trend with his 2003 single “Change Clothes.”  He says trends like that are fine, but is against the new trend of promoting this popular party drug in music because it starts to pollute the music industry.

 ”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,” he states without singling out any particular artist. He then goes on to say, ”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.”

It seems like speaking out against drugs is becoming a new trend with Macklemore’s “Otherside” and now Kendrick Lamar with his declaration of “Death on Molly” in his “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” video. It is nice to see rappers promoting against the use of drugs rather than glamorizing that lifestyle.

 

Kendrick Lamar Speaks On Black Hippy, Family & More

Kendrick Lamar took the time out to speak to his self-proclaimed “day one” site, DubCNN, while on tour in San Francisco. We briefly caught up with Kendrick to hear how has been adjusting to his new found fame and how it has impacted his everyday life. He also tells us about giving his family a chance to change their lives around, the dangers of materialism and what the fans can expect from Black Hippy in the near future.

You can read this interview here: www.dubcnn.com/interviews/kendricklamar2012

Kendrick Lamar and Civilized Talk

For Kendrick Lamar, the future couldn’t appear brighter. At least until he drops new music that makes you question how he manages to out do himself. It’s safe to say K Dot is one of the games premiere lyricists, regardless of tenure, which is the exactly reason Drake made sure the Compton native was apart of his Club Paradise Tour which is going on now.

Kendrick and I crossed paths once again at the video shoot for Game’s “The City” so it was only right I threw a few questions his direction, all of which he was more than willing to answer. We first dive into his head scratching omission from MTV’s Hottest MC’s List.

“I just look at it (MTV Hottest MC’s List) as an opinion factor. It’s all about what the people want at the end of the day. The people know what it is. It’s not really a big thing to me, I know it’s more exposure but the people know what it is. All it’s going to do is bring more controversy to the game. I think it’s dope, though.”

In an in depth exclusive interview, Kendrick discusses working with Dr.Dre and Pharell, Alori Joy’s tragic death, his friendly competition between Schoolboy Q and much more. – Karen Civil

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