Drugs Are Not Cool Bro
As some of you made have heard, Rapper Juice WRLD died at the age of 21 earlier this week. As the Hip-Hop community is in mourning, Joyner Lucas took to social media to address the elephant in the room. And the elephant is that Juice WRLD’s death is a direct link to glorifying drug usage such as Lean and Percocets.
A Tragic TrEND
Drug abuse in Hip-Hop is a common theme that is constantly talked about in today’s music. Artists such as Future, Lil Wayne, and Young Thug are just a few examples of artists who pioneered the way for these deadly opioids to go mainstream.
This is not the first instance of someone dying due to drug abuse. Last September, Mac Miller died from a Fentanyl overdose, and prior acts such as Fredo Santana, Micheal Jackson, and Pimp C shared similar fates. But none of these artists were as young as Juice WRLD was, which makes this case even more disturbing.
Even outside of Hip-Hop, there is a huge drug problem in America. In 2017 alone, there were over 70,000 drug-related deaths, most of them being caused by opioids. And it is averaged that there are around 192 Drug-related deaths every single day. A big reason this is such a problem is because it is easy to get access to these drugs. Fortunately, the public is starting to notice this and those responsible are starting to be held accountable for their actions. We can only hope that things start to change for the better and tragedies like this stop.
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