Exclaim! points us to a new study from Addictions.com that tracked drug mentions in music. Using data from SongMeanings.com and after examining the lyrics of a staggering 1.41 million songs, they uncovered a fascinating and totally unexpected fact.
Broken down by genre, the most drug references are heard in country music. Rap has the fewest, even fewer than folk music. There are exceptions (“Cypress Hill! I’m looking at yooouuuuu!”) but overall, anyone who things that rappers pushing drugs in their music is dead wrong.