“Molly” Is Hip Hop’s New It Drug

No longer confined to raves, a pure form of MDMA is now dominating the hip hop scene.

Move over Mary J, hip hop has a new hot drug and its name is “Molly”. The drug is not new—it’s a pure form of MDMA, widely known as the activeRapper ingredient in ecstasy, which earned its reputation as a popular drug at raves and electronic music venues. But it made a sudden rise in hip hop in 2012 and according to rapper French Montana, “everybody on Molly now.” Rap artists likeKanye WestRick Ross, and Juicy J have paid lyrical testament to Molly, but its surge on the scene is most often attributed to newcomer rapper Trinidad James, who included the line “pop a Molly, I’m sweatin'” in his hit single, “All Gold Everything.” “All the people are like, ‘I don’t know what it is, but every time I hear the song, I just wanna do it,’ ” says James. “That’s a terrible excuse, but go ‘head, get high, go ‘head. Blame Trinidad, blame it on me.” While he admits to using the drug recreationally, James claims it’s not a habit. “I might go months without doin’ anything and then I’ll be like, you know, when I’m in L.A., I wanna party with these people,” he says. “I feel like I can’t get turnt up fast enough, I’m just gonna do this.” Read More…

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