With Brand Nubian’s Lord Jamar making headlines as of late for blaming Kanye West for sparking the trend in men rocking feminine clothing, SOHH hit up the rap veteran for his take on the current popularity of “Molly.”
Rather than embrace the catchphrase, Jamar slammed its overusage in hip-hop music.
“Let’s talk about that f*cking Molly. I thought that was my word. I thought that was just another word for weed at first, like, Bob Marley. I thought they were saying ‘Bob Marley’ at first and then someone told me, ‘Nah, ‘Molly,’ that’s the XTC.’ Let me tell you, I’ve never seen it in my life, I don’t want to see it, I don’t want to be around it. I don’t mess with that, but again, it’s a calculated thing there every record you hear, ‘Molly. Molly. She’s on the Molly. Popping the Molly. Molly! Molly!’ I can’t go a day without hearing about Molly. They’re even playing it on the radio. These people have invested interest in us just f*cking with Molly. Why? Where did it come from and why is hip-hop the vehicle for promoting it? Are they talking about Molly in all other genres of music? No. So what is this Molly sh*t? I want to know. [laughs] I want to know, I want to know what it’s all about. Why are these n*ggas promoting it? Do they have a stake in that sh*t?” (SOHH)
A few weeks ago, actress Meagan Good hopped onto Twitter to point out the negative effects of popping a Molly.
Molly, the pure powder or crystal form of MDMA that is known for causing an euphoric effect, has been made popular in rap songs like Kanye West‘s “Mercy” and Trinidad James‘ “All Gold Everything.” However, 31-year-old Good is not happy with the rise of the drug’s popularity. “Popped da Molly, I got permanent psychosis, irreversible sexual dysfunction and brain bleeding WHOO,” Good tweeted Thursday, changing the lyrics to James’ song that has seemingly increased the drug’s popularity. (Christian Post)
Last summer, fellow New York rapper Webstar hit up SOHH to discuss the buzz behind his Molly-influenced “Sip Lean, Pop A Molly” record.
“All thoughout my career, I’ve always made music about what was going on around me. If it was new shoes, then it’s “Dancing On Me.” I’d go to the clubs and see females dancing. Now, there’s a new epidemic with the kids. They’re all talking about popping a molly and partying. It’s kind of like the rock star life, like back in the 1970’s when everybody was getting high and partying. It’s like a big epidemic so I decided to make a record about it.” (SOHH Singled Out)
Maybach Music Group’s Gunplay previously talked about stopping a nasty cocaine habit and relying on Mollies.
“Right now? Aw man, trust me…it’s a whole other ballgame. I’m back to reality. I’m back to life. That sh*t gives you a f*cked-up attitude. It makes you snap on people you love. It’s not you, it’s the chemical imbalance that happens in your brain from snorting up that sh*t. You don’t even realize it. You think it’s the world against you. ‘Nah n*gga, your brain’s about to melt.’ My mama’s a nurse. She tells me about that sh*t. She knew I got high and she would just pray that I stopped. My mind is clear. I’m thinking way clearer and I’m not thinking on impulse much. I talk about it and acknowledge it. To this day, that’s my favorite drug; my drug of choice. Now, I just pop a Molly, f*ck it. That sh*t gets you high three, four hours and it stops. I’m back to reality.” (XXL Mag)
Earlier this week, Jamar dropped his “Lift Up Your Skirt” men’s fashion awareness track.
“Somebody mad at my hash tag,” Jamar raps. “Instagram, Black man lookin’ half a f*g/With a blazer and vest, I’m just amazed at the mess/Pioneer of this q*eer sh*t is Kanye West/He introduced the skinny jeans to the rap scene/Then he wore a f*cking skirt on the video screen/Then he wore it again at a memorial/I can’t pretend that this sh*t ain’t deplorable/I bet this n*gga thinkin’ he lookin’ adorable/Your music’s good but your ego is horrible…” (“Lift Up Your Skirt”)