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A$AP Rocky: Hip-Hop Is "Oversaturated" With Overdose
Rapper A$AP Rocky spoke about being sober and the overwhelming amount of deaths from overdose in the hip-hop community in a recent interview with radio host Angie Martinez.
A$AP, who has been open about doing LSD in his music and talked about his experiences with the drug in interviews, says he has been sober since the New Year.
"It was my New Year's Resolution … I just gotta get my mind right, get it healthy," he said. Regarding not smoking he said, "That's just for now, not forever, I'm just getting my s-*-*-* together."
The topic came up after he spoke about the late rapper A$AP Yam, who died of an overdose in 2015. Rocky also addressed the Always Strive And Prosper non-profit started by Yam’s mother. The A$AP Mob has organized a fourth annual concert celebration featuring Ski Mask The Slump God, Chief Keef and Young M.A. Jan. 17 called Yams Day.
— A$AP MOB (@ASAPMOB) January 18, 2019
A$AP Rocky also spoke about the number of lives lost to overdose:
"We know our brother died from an overdose and just like people like Lil Peep and Mac Miller, rest in peace. It's one of those situations where in hip-hop, it's oversaturated with that and you hear that more common than you hear like rest in peace XXX people really being murdered or something like that. It's a lot of people just dying from overdosing or close to near-death experiences. You hear that a lot."