By Anthony Simpson
Enters Molly, and no I’m not referring to that wholesome, Caucasian, middle class girl with long blonde hair who’s viewed as holier than thou. White? Possibly. Wholesome? Far from it. And although she gets you as high as the sky it’s nowhere near heaven gates. She has become the talk of the town, garnishing more features than T-pain in his prime. The Molly I’m alluding to is a drug slang term used to describe the purist form of MDMA, widely known as Ecstasy. For those of you who are unaware, this so called new drug craze is actually a veteran in the game. MDMA hit the streets recreationally in the early 1970s, becoming an integral part of the rave scene by the 1980s. Unlike Ecstasy, Molly is pure without any added substances such as speed, LSD, or over-the-counter/prescribed medicines.
Over the course of this summer we have heard hit after hit with hip-hop artists endorsing this drug that’s fairly new to urban America. In Beez In The Trap by Nicki Minaj, feature 2 Chainz can be quoted: “got your girl on Molly and we smoking loud and drinking.” French Montana has a track entitled Molly and the summer banger Mercy by Kanye West and his G.O.O.D Music brethren features the lyrics: “something bout Mary, she gone off that Molly.” So why are rappers infiltrating their raps with this white suburban kid drug? Inquiring minds would like to know.
I guess after Lil’ Wayne lets us all know he was “rolling” this trippy movement surfaced in the hip-hop community. Rolling for the naïve is not when you roll up Molly’s second cousin Mary Jane but rather the trippin’ off Ecstasy or Molly. Maybe this could be the reason for Weezy’s decline in lyrical substance; EXODUS 23:1. Back to the topic at hand, Molly seems to be making her mark in the game replacing that old white girl Christina Aguilera. Hopefully, this is just another “thing” of the moment and doesn’t persuade uniformed black kids to try it. Although Molly sounds like the sweetest girl in most of these records she has a hidden agenda, looking to take over your mind and body forcing numerous returns to relive that first trip.