Macklemore, Ryan Lewis And Leon Bridges Address America’s Prescription Pill Epidemic On “Kevin”

Drug addiction is real.

However in 2015, it’s not just the drug dealers that you can buy drugs from. No, now doctors are writing prescriptions for pills and they are the new kingpins.

Always the ones to motivate with their gripping and uplifting music, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, along with Leon Bridges, tackle drug addiction with their emotional new song, “Kevin.”

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The song, which was premiered last night on the 2015 American Music Awards, is a very real tale about the death of Macklemore’s close friend, Kevin, who overdosed on prescription painkillers.

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Macklemore has also battled drug addiction and continues to raise awareness about drug.

Listen to the powerful track below.