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Hot! New Study Shows Rap Music Is The Genre That Mentions Drugs the Least

A new study is fighting back at this narrative. Using data from Songmeanings API, did a study analyzing what musical genres mention drugs the most. It turns out it’s country music, by far, that has the most drug references in their music, followed by jazz, pop, electronic, and rock.

Hip-hop music actually comes in last of the eight genres analyzed:

Rap Music is the Genre that Mentions Drugs the Least

Even more interesting, drug talk in music, in general, has plummeted. Spiking in the mid-aughts and dropping every year since. Rap Music is the Genre that Mentions Drugs the Least

When looking at the artists who talk about drugs the most, rappers dominate the list. California rap group Kottonmouth Kings comes in at number one, followed by Eminem, The Game, Lil Wayne, and Jay Z.


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