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Hip-hop, at any give time, is always full of a variety of different voices, stories, and points of view. But there is always a prevailing message taking up the airwaves that gets most of the attention. Right now, that message has a lot to do with popping pills and drinking lean, and while party culture in music certainly isn’t ever going away, as a culture we could benefit immensely if we dialed it back.

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Rapper Joyner Lucas, who recently got the whole internet’s attention with his song, “I’m Not Racist,” and its music video, shined a light on the issue. He did a remix to Lil Pump‘s “Gucci Gang,” where he addressed hip-hop’s current obsession with drugs. Click on the audio player to hear more in this exclusive clip from the Hip-Hop Spot on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”

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