idontknowjeffery drops his take on drug glorification in music and its inevitable toll on the youth. Stream “Try This at Home” here.
idontknowjeffery offers a very real take on drug culture in music.
Since the almost world-wide hatred of Russ has been brought back to the forefront of rap culture, the debate over the effect rap has in glorifying and normalizing drug abuse has reawakened. Memphis rapper idontknowjeffery offered his take on Twitter yesterday, essentially saying that old Juicy J tapes got him into the pills and other substances and talked about his desire to ensure that his music isn’t the catalyst for another rap fan being a casualty to the opioid epidemic. Jeffery even shouts out Russ at the beginning of the track, claiming this odd serious note of the typically goofy rapper was inspired by him.
The timing of this release was quite odd, as Jeffery just yesterday dropped the most hilariously absurd freestyle of 2018. His stance on his drug use is unapologetic, but he still acknowledges the severity and depravity within his use. This track was almost to scare any non-users away with the all-consuming and unforgiving light Jeffery paints drug abuse in.
Non-accusatory and one-hundred percent real. idontknowjeffery’s take on hip-hop’s drug culture is one of my favorites, and you can always count on him to not pull punches or sacrifice his authenticity.
Stream “Try This at Home” here: