7 thoughts on “The Evolution of Hip Hop Drug Songs — Crank Lucas”

  1. I disagree with the evolving of music from this video like my generation is just drug abusers. I also must say drugs have been around in the hip hop world for a while once they stop rapping about sex.I remember watching this Documentary on VH1 can Planet Rock. Kutris Blow who was a 80’s hip hop icon name came from the drug Coke which was called blow they marketed as a cool rich white person drug.Also LL cool J said when he first start rapping and he was in his mom basement thinking of names he thought to use. the name he came up with was Lady love blow but they said it wasn’t marketable do to his age.So the 80’s rap wasnt just againist the crack movement ask me thats when it popped off .

    1. I actually agree with Crank Lucas. Go back and listen to NWA’s Dopeman, the dope man is killed in the end. Listen to Ice-T’s 6 in the morning, the drug dealer is killed. KRS-ONE — Love’s gonna get’cha — drug dealer is killed in the end. My generation discussed the presence of drugs, however, few championed it in the way that we see it today.

      1. I can say that would be kind of bias because the guys you name was in the era when crack was booming so only a drug dealer would actually know the ins and outs of sell drugs so they was able to speak from experience. I Also must say this about my generation our music doesn’t have a meaning behind it anymore like 90’s rap did. So your generation rapped about it from experience my generation look up to them guys as role models so I would safely say they paid the way for the way rap then took a turn.

  2. As time evolved from the rap game you can see at first it was not acceptable to I have to hustle to make money for my family and this the only way I can in white america to I glorify selling it because its cool to abuse it myself because it feel good.

  3. Ain’t that the truth? Hip-hop has changed..Crank said more in three short videos than a “new age artist” can say in an entire career.
    Where has the message gone? There is no reversing the effects of ignorance, just like there isn’t any reversing the effects of bad drugs. We as a society can only hope to make changes to the way men/women view themselves and in turn how they view the world.

  4. I feel like the message of drug use has come from don’t do it to do it only because its the “only way” to take care of your mom (rappers love to use their mom as an excuse) and the rest of your family by “any means necessary” and eventually boiling down to ” I don’t even care enough to make a bogus excuse, I’m just gonna do drugs and tell everyone else to do it to.”
    I think this should be reversed immediately. It has such a major effect on youth today and especially the african american youth. If this is all they see and hear, they don’t know that they can do something better and be better. Artists should use these high pedestals that they are put on to make a change, not just gain followers.

    1. It is truly interesting to consider the migration of Black thought regarding the glorification of drug dealing and its affect upon Black America. If one goes back and listens to the early drug records — The Message, Dopeman, Six in the morning — there is no doubting the fact that the drug dealer was criticized via rap lyrics for the damage that he did to the community without blinking an eye. Decades later, as Notorious B.I.G. stated, “Damn, things done changed.” We MUST do better.

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