Is the era of lean and xans on its last legs?
Old heads like Master P and RZA have been criticizing it for a while. And now newer faces are also starting to say it's time to just say no.
[Related: RZA tells rappers to lay off lean if it makes them mumble.]
Last week Ty Dolla $ign declared lean "dead".
Yesterday, outspoken up-and-comer Russ sent out this targetted anti-drug message.
After show. Message. pic.twitter.com/O0SKRjELk7— Russ (@russdiemon) September 11, 2017
Twitter had a pretty good idea on the "fucking loser" who the There’s Really A Wolf rapper was targeting:
I feel like this shirt is bout lil pump lol— Chris (@MrBrightsside) September 11, 2017
Russ wouldn't confirm he was coming for Pump or anyone else. But he did get preachy in his explanation of the tweet.
If I stopped ONE kid from abusing xans or lean, mission accomplished..better than getting ONE kid to try that shit. Period.— Russ (@russdiemon) September 11, 2017
Doing xanax and lean cuz your favorite rapper makes it sound cool is all fun and games till your impressionable ass gets addicted. Stop.— Russ (@russdiemon) September 11, 2017
Y'all angry ass junkies can also get out my mentions. I know you don't like your life when you're on or off that shit.— Russ (@russdiemon) September 11, 2017
If I gotta be the bad guy for saying what mad people think but are 2 scared 2 say then so be it. At least I'm promoting living & not dying.— Russ (@russdiemon) September 11, 2017
A lotta rappers have romanticized & glorified drug abuse. That shits not cool. Peoples lives get ruined from that shit. Grow up.— Russ (@russdiemon) September 11, 2017
Should all the young trappers heed Russ's words?