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Is the music industry responsible for drug culture?

Rising rapper Lil Peep, who blended an emo sound with hip-hop, died at age 21 from an alleged drug overdose on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Fans and the music industry mourn his death. While recreational drugs aren't really an issue for many, critics argue the music industry promotes drug use—particularly painkillers. Lil Peep has been praised by fans and the industry, but his music did glorify the use of painkillers and addiction. Drug culture goes beyond just music. Is music responsible for drug culture? 

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Drugs in the music industry and society is a complex issue.

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The Guardian laid out the history of drug culture in music and how the use of prescription drugs is increasing in hip-hop. 

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Others argue the issue goes beyond music. 

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Is the music industry responsible for drug culture?
#MusicPromotesDrugs
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#DontBlameMusic