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Top Ten Sober Rappers The road to addiction treatment can be by Renee’ Brown

On “Otherside,” Macklemore raps about Lil Wayne being a major influence of his personal codeine addiction. Minus one relapse he’s had with codeine, Macklemore has been clean since August of 2008. Name it, and your favorite rapper has probably rapped about it. Yet the stereotype of the drug-addled rapper doesn’t apply universally. Several dinosaurs are out there living by the drug-free, or straight edge, code. Many rappers abstain from drugs and alcohol for personal and/or professional reasons.

I was drinking excessively and smoking a ton of weed. I had kind of lost the will to live at that point. In July of 2019, Elton John shared a photo to social media of his Alcoholics Anonymous sobriety coin, announcing in the caption he’s been sober for the last 29 years.

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But there are plenty of rappers who find that life is better without substances. Most recently, Toosii went on Instagram to set the record straight about what he likes to do in his spare time. Speaking in third person, he captioned the post, “Toosii if you don’t smoke or drink how do you have fun?,” dismissing any notion of relying on substances to keep himself busy. “Well… I got a bowling problem,” he continued, evidenced in the 30 plus balls that he was pictured laying in front of. Some of today’s biggest names like Lil Wayne and Kid Cudi, among others, have spent much of their careers looking for a way to cope with their own personal traumas.

Did you know so many hip hop stars were sober? Take a look at this list and find out which of your favorite rap stars abstain from drugs and alcohol. Over the years, Eminem has been open about his battle with addiction, and has spoken about his mother also using drugs.

Sober Rappers Who Don’t Drink or Do Drugs

Gucci Mane’s’ story with alcohol and drugs is one of radical transformation. In an interview with the New York Times in 2016, the trap legend described that he had not been fully sober since the age of 21. He would drink alcohol, lean, ecstasy, and prescription pills. In an interview with, Iggy Azalea admitted that she doesn’t drink alcohol or do drugs. This article will introduce you to some of our generation’s

sober rappers

He has released several songs about the negative aspects of drug abuse and has even challenged the prescription drug industry on their role in the drug addiction trend. I was starting to make music with Ryan Lewis and I wrote a song called “Otherside.” I hadn’t had any music really connect until we put out the “VS. It was a record about the disease of addiction. There is power in sharing your stories openly and honestly.

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