So that's the cure for AIDS and cancer!
from a sociological perspective I find that part fascinating and wonder what caused the transition...
Popularity is directly proportional to levels of stupidity, lol.
Well, one reason is because it's like Grandmaster Flash(White lines) while there telling people not to do it, there doing it.:thumbsdown:
On a related theme, there's a paper in the archive here that looks at Rap and Ecstasy references...
The reason they moved away from warning against drug use is because most rappers now are washed up rich faux gangsters who grew up in middle class families, so they never actually experienced the life of a gangster. Instead, they just sit around with their posse and do drugs, then write some horrible uninspired lyrics about how they just did drugs.
I read a similar study done on various types of music. It found that country music ranked second (after rap, of course) in drug and alcohol references, although I assume that country got "extra points" due to alcohol being counted together with other drugs.
I assume the people who wrote (and read, probably) this report are too young to remember a group called the Velvet Underground. I seem to recall there were one or two drug references in their lyrics too. "White light/white heat", "I'm waiting for the man", "Heroin", etc
Klaatu (who once saw Velvet Underground in concert)
WHAT?! that's amazing!