Vic Mensa has a bone to pick with Future and any musician he believes is normalising drug addiction.
His warning below…
The world was stunned to learn of the death of the social media driven rapper Lil Peep and was even more when it discovered it had been caused by a drug overdose.
Who wasn’t surprised? Mensa, as he believes Pump’s death signals a rising problem caused by pharmaceutical companies who are making bank via Hip-Hop.
You got Future talking about, ‘I just rap about drugs because I know that’s what sells, that’s what people want to hear. While people are overdosing left and right. It’s really representative of the state of the nation, but it’s also horribly irresponsible because you got kids that idolize these people and will do anything they do.
To be honest, it’s like, on one hand I almost don’t even feel that I have a right to chastise anybody because I’ve done it… I regret it. I don’t rap about it anymore, but I have some lines about taking Xanax.
I really start to ask, like, at what point and time do we start holding the manufactures of Xanax accountable? The prescribers of Xanax and Percocet, at what point and time do the people that literally make these products in labs and mass produce them—when are these people criminals?
He makes an interesting point.
For, one does have to wonder why so many of Hip-Hop’s latest hits double as opioid jingles.
With this in mind we ask…