Is the music industry responsible for drug culture? | The Tylt

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An autopsy report revealed that rapper Mac Miller passed away in September 2018 from an accidental overdose on alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl. This news comes nearly one year after rising rapper Lil Peep, who blended an emo sound with hip-hop, died at age 21 from a drug overdose on fentanyl and Xanax. Critics argue the music industry promotes drug use—particularly painkillers. Lil Peep is still praised by fans and the industry at large, yet his music glorifies the use of painkillers and addiction. Others argue that drug culture transcends the music industry. Is music responsible for drug culture? 

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Following Lil Peep's overdose, 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 hip-hop or EDM. Everyday people are affected by drug culture, and the issue doesn't solely fall on the music industry.

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