Kendrick Lamar On Molly Rap: ‘It’s Time To Move On’


| May 24, 2013 - 12:50 pm

From Kanye West to Trinidad James, hip-hop has overdosed on molly references.

Not one to follow the trends, Kendrick Lamar recently issued a PSA at the end of his “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” video, flashing the message: “Death To Molly.”

The Compton MC then called out the MDMA drug, which has landed rappers like Rick Ross in trouble for slipping it into their lyrics.

“Sometimes you have the trends that’s not that cool. You may have certain artists portraying these trends and don’t really have that lifestyle and then it gives off the wrong thing,” K. Dot told Sway. “And it becomes kinda corny after a while. It’s about keeping hip-hop original and away from the corniness.”

While the VIBE cover star copes with his vices on his highly praised debut good kid, m.A.A.d city LP with records like “Swimming Pools (Drank)” and “Good Kid,” he feels molly rap should R.I.P.

“When everybody consciously now uses this term or this phrase and putting it in lyrics, it waters the culture down,” he added. “So it’s really just time to move on.”