“Meet the Rapper Determined to Take Down Hip-Hop’s Lethal Drug Culture” (PolicyMic)

“ScHoolboy Q has been building buzz for awhile, in part because his songs sound just as catchy as any molly rap songs — they have all the same bounce, big bass drops and drill hi-hats that define today’s club-drug bangers. But ScHoolboy Q subverts those styles by undercutting the genre’s happy-go-lucky, druggy feel with viciously graphic scenes that cut the glamour and portray the real dangers of life-threatening drugs. That’s because ScHoolboy Q, more than most rappers, knows how bad addiction can get — he’s lived it. And he can’t escape it.”

Read more of this story by Tom Barnes for PolicyMic here.

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