The party drug Molly is all over hip hop. But commentator and rap artist Cola says the party drug did not come from hip hop culture, but rather seeped in from the mixing with other genres.
Who is Molly? And how did she get famous so quickly? Well, Molly’s real name is MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine) and is the active ingredient of the popular party drug Ecstacy, and gives the user a euphoric and carefree vibe when consumed. People have been getting high off of her for a while, but lately people just can’t stop talking about her, particularly in the hip hop industry. Molly’s latest buzz came around a line that Rick Ross used in a song, which some have taken as Ross referring to Molly as a date rape drug, “Molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it / I took her home and enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it.”
And though critics of hip hop point to Molly as another example of why hip hop is corrupting youth, ironically, it may very well be hip hop’s expansion into other musical genres that has brought the drug into it’s scene. Hip hop — being a culture that is based on new trends, new ideas, and being hip — has simply adopted Molly usage from the rave culture.
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