Get To Know Molly

Ever heard of her? No, she’s not the girl who sits next to you in history class. “Molly” is a street name for the drug MDMA, also referred to as ecstasy. In the past year hip-hop songs referring to the drug have become pretty popular. Let’s face it, we have all sang the line “Popped a Molly I’m sweating (woo!)” while dancing with our friends and having fun. Or maybe you have heard the song U.O.E.N.O when Rick Ross raps

“Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it

I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it"

Yeah doesn’t sound too fun anymore does it? (http://rapgenius.com/Kendrick-lamar-bitch-dont-kill-my-vibe-lyrics#note-1767331)

 

Molly comes as a white powder or in a capsule and is the purest form of ecstasy. When taken it can give users relaxed and happy feelings, especially when they engage in tiresome activities such as dancing. While the drug itself cannot be the cause of death it can easily be mixed with other, more dangerous substances or be counterfeited easily, which in turn can and has caused death.

 (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/02/nyregion/electric-zoo-music-festival-is-canceled-after-2-deaths.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0)

 

Unfortunately, recent use of this drug at concerts has led to deaths of two college females. So, with the Kendrick Lamar concert coming up here at UNH (yay!) here are some drug safety tips to help keep us safe!

 

1) “Molly” is not a cool trend

Kendrick himself said in an interview with the Huffington Post that he noticed the molly trend in music, and he doesn’t dig it! Just like your Hunter boots and Long Champ bag are trendy, some people have considered drug use trendy too (hence the buying and selling of it at concerts). While it always feels good to be up to date with the latest trends, drug use is not cool. Fashion may not be able to kill you but drugs can. Remember, trends fade anyway! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/25/kendrick-lamar-molly_n_3335959.html

 

2) Kendrick has a message

In the “B-, Don’t Kill My Vibe” music video, Lamar promotes an anti-molly message. Watch it to the end and you’ll see the words “Death to Molly” written in text. The students of UNH are pretty lucky not just to have a person as big as Kendrick Lamar performing for us, but also to have an artist who promotes a good message about being smart and safe when it comes to drug use.

http://rapgenius.com/Kendrick-lamar-bitch-dont-kill-my-vibe-lyrics#note-1767331

 

3) Taking drugs from ANYONE is dangerous

Molly has many different effects on all types of people, and has been said to be a drug that hits your brain’s “off switch”.  So taking any drug from either a stranger or friend is equally dangerous.  Because honestly, do you think you could ever really know what you are actually taking?

http://rapgenius.com/Kendrick-lamar-bitch-dont-kill-my-vibe-lyrics#note-1767331

So remember wildcats, the Kendrick concert should be a night full of pure fun and enjoyment. Stay safe and don’t get so caught up in some of the fascinations amongst the hip-hop community!