If you're thinking it might be the lyrics to your favorite rap song, think again.
Music is a form of self-expression. Should the artist expressing himself or herself be heavy into drugs, then… the music will reflect that. While Rock & Roll and Rap artists have earned a bad wrap for “infecting” generations with the drug bug, they may not be mostly to blame.
According to new studies conducted, one particular genre of music is more likely to blues you with lyrics focusing on drugs. Go ahead… make your educated guesses. You may not be able to guess this one though.
It is no secret that rap artists and rock & roll artists alike love their drugs. These two genres of music have been though the ringer for being bad influences and exposing young minds to bad habits. While these genres may possibly be guilty of these crimes, they aren’t the worse genres around.
The research done by Addictions.com could come as a shock to some who might believe that rap/hip-hop lyrics are more aggressive and reference drugs far more than other genres.
The study “scraped song lyrics from Song Meanings API and analyzed drug mentions, what drugs were involved, and how it changed over time, and grouped drug slang words together in their respected drug categories.”
After combing through evidence pulled from the genres of country, rock, jazz, rap/hip-hop, pop, folk and electronic from 1933 until now, the drug references were grouped into seven categories: Pills, Heroin, Marijuana, LSD, Cocaine, Ecstasy and Meth. (Alcoholic beverages were not considered drugs in the study.)