Top 10 Anti-Drug Rap Songs
A kabillion rap songs out there celebrate ganja and booger sugar - case in point: Young Jeezy at the Arena Theatre this weekend - but anti-drug rap songs are insanely rare. You have a better chance of finding a mastered copy of Detox. Luckily for you, Rocks Off went digging and found 10 great rap songs about drug refusal.
10. Biz Markie, "Things Get A Little Easier"
It gets no more anti-gangsta than Biz Markie. The Clown Prince of hip-hop is best known for comical rhymes and compelling narratives, so that makes him a perfect candidate for an anti-drug PSA. Biz has a unique way of making people laugh and think at the same time, as he does on "Things Get A Little Easier."
9. Trae Tha Truth, "Gittin' High"
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Contrary to what the title may suggest, "Gittin' High" isn't actually about smoking ganja. In fact, it's the antithesis of a weed anthem. Throughout the song, Trae lists the many reasons why smoking reefer might be a bad idea for him.
8. MC Jazzy Jeff, "King Heroin"
No ambiguous statements here. Jazzy Jeff's message issues a clear warning against nose candy. (Side note: This is MC Jazzy Jeff of Funky 4 + 1, not Jazzy Jeff the legendary DJ.)
7. Danger Mouse & Jemini, "Don't Do Drugs"
Conscious rap songs tend to crumble under the burden of a sanctimonious sentiment. Jemini avoids that criticism by sarcastically urging kids to do drugs on a song titled "Don't Do Drugs," while Danger Mouse keeps the beat bubbly.
6. Run-D.M.C., "Pause"
The word "pause" has an entirely different connotation in today's hip-hop lingo. But when Run-DMC used it in 1989 they were urging brothers to put down the crack pipe.Next Page
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