Whether you are actively making poor decisions in life or are now a responsible adult who fondly remembers years past when you used to get fucked up regularly, chances are you will enjoy some rap songs about drugs. Of all the genres of music discussed on SYWH, rap is the one that covers drug use the best, except for maybe crunkcore, but idk if that still exists in 2012:
Roach Gigz ft. DB The General “Drugs”
White rappers are almost all terrible, but Roach Gigz gets a pass because I think he is something ethnic and he understands that rap music is supposed to be fun. On this song he raps about holes in his brain that have been formed from excessive ecstasy use, smoking weed, abusing cough syrup, and drinking gin. DB The General, the second rapper on this song, very much sounds like he consumes a lot of drugs too, via his stressed out flow that sounds like he is sweating profusely and his eyes are darting around furiously as he is rapping. For further proof of DB’s scary, drug-induced stress listen to his rant at the tail end of this song. I hope he is able to relax in the near future.
Shady Nate ft. Yung Moses “Da Syrup”
What are the best concept albums of all time? Pink Floyd’s The Wall? The Who’s Tommy? Yes’ Tales From Topographic Oceans? Well first of all you’re a homo for liking Yes and second of all, let me tell you that you are making a huge omission if you don’t include Shady Nate’s 2009 mixtape, The Bo-Fessional. Let me break down the concept of the mixtape for you: drinking cough syrup. Everything down to the hilarious album cover revolves around drinking promethazine with codeine excessively. On the mixtape Shady Nate reworks many popular songs to be about cough syrup (EX: Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘N’ Night” is changed to “Bo and Sprite”) along with several original songs about the cough suppresant, such as the one above. Have you guys every abused cough syrup? It doesn’t seem like the best idea, because it can pretty severely fuck up your liver, brain, life, etc. but to each their own.
T-Nutty ft. Jacc Thrilla & Young Bop “Diversion Class”
Weed is definitely the drug of choice for the majority of rappers, but unfortunately it is a pretty boring drug and most rap songs about weed are pretty boring as well. Luckily, Sacramento’s T-Nutty and friends have made an entertaining song about smoking weed by rapping as if they are at a drug diversion class discussing how badly they need marijuana in their life. The idea of people light-heartedly rapping about their addictions in a court-ordered N.A. meeting is hilarious to me. Have you ever had to go to N.A. or A.A. meeetings? They are extremely depressing and if one of the addicts there would have stood up and started rapping about how much they like to smoke weed it would have been 1000% more enjoyable.
Young Deviossi ft. Ron Ron “Sloppy Drunk”
As much as rappers like to discuss their exotic alcoholic beverage of choice, they don’t rap nearly enough about actually drinking that beverage to the point of not seeing straight, disrespecting your surroundings, and throwing up. Luckily, Kansas City’s Young Deviossi and Ron Ron stepped up to the plate in this ode to drinking until only bad decision-making skills fill your brain. Young Deviossi is a really entertaining rapper, who seems to be a legitimate fuck up in life and is more than willing to share that fact with listeners. His songs are all about trying to stay out of jail or getting drunk. I think he just recently got thrown back in the pen for gun charges, though :(
Mistah FAB, Turf Talk, Dubee, The Jacka & 12 Gauge Shotie “For the Oners (sic)”
Despite misspelling the word “owners” (lol), this posse cut knocks hard and all five rappers cover quite a broad spectrum of drug use. Fun fact: the third rapper on this song, Dubee, just recently got arrested, along with several of his labelmates, for trafficking ecstasy along with a slew of other drugs. I suspect the real lives of rappers is a lot more depressing than we will ever know. Although he is not on here, this song is taken from a compilation presented by Messy Marv, one of the few rappers who openly brags about his cocaine use. For some reason rappers seem hesitant to discuss putting yay up their nasal, but I’m not sure why; it’s a super expensive habit and nothing says living that good life like a high-priced drug habit.
Enjoy these songs as the soundtrack to your downward spiral as you go through life yelling “YOLO” or as a reminder of more simpler times. But remember: please be safe.