Opioids and Hip-Hop Culture

The ills of poppin’ pills.

Having peaked at №1 on both Billboard Hot 100 and the Official U.K. Singles Chart, “Rockstar,” performed by DaBaby and Roddy Ricch, has captivated audiences worldwide. “Rockstar” gives a snapshot into the lives of hip-hop artists — today’s rock stars — who display an unwillingness to abandon thuggish attitudes and behaviors. This single is littered with references to gun use, directed at…