Rap and cannabis: Two different worlds connected at the same time
In today's society, the profession or status of each individual does not really matter, more and more people are encouraged to use cannabis for recreational or medicinal purposes. The increase of this plant in society comes from several decades ago, however; It is not until recent years that it has become considerably popular. It is no secret to anyone that, in the world of art, music and entertainment, psychoactive substances are quite common among artists, but is there a relationship specifically between cannabis and the rap genre? Since the popularization of the genre in the 90s and 00s with artists like Snoop Dog, Dr. Dree, Tupac, among others; Cannabis has been a highly consumed substance by many rap lovers, to the point of being constantly related to the musical genre.
Assumptions as to why this has happened would result in multiple hypotheses, however; there is a great truth about hip hop culture and it is its search for harmony and fight against the repression of minorities in a discriminatory society, so this idea of struggle and rebellion combined with the stereotypes that surround cannabis can result in a form of protest also because this plant has been strongly criticized, having scientific support for its great utility and benefits for many.
Currently it is not necessary to use cannabis to be a rapper or to be a rapper to use cannabis despite the fact that rap and cannabis are directly related by a considerable number of people who use both aspects; hip hop culture lies more in a culture of unity and respect for the decisions of others, as long as they fight for a common cause: freedom of expression in minorities discriminated against by society.
In conclusion, small groups of people are often stereotyped for thinking differently from the majority, using the resources they approve of (eg cannabis) and the majority not as an excuse to invalidate their arguments rather than listen to the message. that they really want to communicate, that is why learning to listen to minorities over and above the beliefs that they taught us as children is one of the greatest challenges for our society, which little by little opens its eyes to a world of advantages that many “taboos” they bring with them.