Sober living

Macklemore Opens Up About Sobriety and Relapsing During Pandemic

So we’re just going to keep hitting them, hitting them, hitting them. They’ll probably get a project out sober rappers in September. Cooper says that he drinks soda at bars instead of alcohol which helps him stay sober.

  • Em once told « VIBE » that he had to relearn how to record music sober.
  • « I was infatuated with gang life. » Lecrae told Complex magazine.
  • Find out which rappers abstain from drug usage of any sort.

His sobriety also spelt the beginning of better health and fitness for the rapper, who shed some serious weight. If recent pictures are anything to go by, it looks like Guwop has stayed sober. No doubt the rapper and businessman’s sobriety has helped him in his ventures, which have seen him become one of the most successful rappers of his generation. After news of his hospitalization was made public, several stars and musicians expressed thoughts and prayers on social media.

Rappers Who Are Drug-Free

When he was drunk, he said, Cesar would sometimes become violent. It’s fair to say that the genre has a close association with drugs and alcohol. Lyrics are littered with references to the likes of weed, cocaine, alcohol and more and with that comes a lifestyle that can swallow you up if you’re not careful. Logic is a great example of choosing a path of addiction treatment, despite being raised in an environment that harbored drug use and addiction. His parents were both drug addicts, and though he briefly experimented with drugs, he ultimately decided that lifestyle was not one he wanted to live. In this installment of “Tour Tales,” the “Betrayed” rapper explains memorable moments with Nicki Minaj and Juice WRLD, testing unreleased music at shows, and the impact his drug addiction had on his performances.

On May 19, 2023, the duo announced the 4th year of their annual tour « Grey Day »[36] to go from August 25, 2023, to October 30, 2023. Grey Day 2023 brings other artists Ramirez, City Morgue, Ghostemane, Freddie Dredd, and Sematary. On December 13, 2022, the duo announced a European Tour[30] to go from March 6, 2023, to March 26, 2023. The tour featured other artists, like Ski Mask the Slump God, and other G59 artists, like Germ, Shakewell, and Chetta. Clearly, sobriety has not dampened Tyler’s creativity.


Because of that, there is an air of secrecy that comes with the program. But at this point, we’re in a very different time. Young people are dying without ever knowing that there was actually a place you could get help — in halls and basements in churches, in buildings all over the world, where you can go and get relief, for free. I was starting to make music with Ryan Lewis and I wrote a song called “Otherside.” I hadn’t had any music really connect until we put out the “VS.

  • I was nervous a little, but you’re always slightly nervous before you go on.
  • Call them straight edge, call them teetotal – these guys have discovered that alcohol and drugs don’t do them any good.
  • Zac Efron told ELLE in 2016, « You get out of life what you put in. Crossing the line is what leads to greatness. »
  • He further expressed that he has never once wanted to get drunk.

He now credits his sobriety as a major contributor to his success. J. Cole is a prime example of using the glamorization of drug use to fuel the commercial side of music. He raps about drug use to relate to a specific market but says in his personal life it’s really not for him. Slim Shady is legendary in the world of hip-hop and often has been very candid about his demons. After a near fatal overdose he began to piece his life together.

Breaking Free of the Perfection Prison in Recovery

Other sober rappers include Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar, Ice-T, and Andre 3000. Common is well known as a conscious rapper who advocates for love, peace, and all things pure. So it makes sense that Common lives a drug-free life.

  • I know that a lot of Americans can’t, or they can’t afford to take the time off work.
  • In an interview with G-Unit, Tony Yayo confirmed that 50 Cent abstains from drugs and alcohol.
  • It made for his most mature and thoughtful album.
  • Weed, lean, pills, coke, booze, shrooms, you name it, dope’s not to hard to find.
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In an interview with Vibe, he explained why he stopped using drugs around that time. « …I actually looked in the mirror and saw myself deteriorating. I was like man we’re doing too much. Way too much. » Along with being sober, Andre 3000 has also been a vegetarian for nearly two decades. Like Kendrick Lamar, Vince Staples has avoided taking drugs and drinking alcohol. The Long Beach, California rapper’s decision to stay sober stems from the traumatic events he witnessed during his childhood. In an appearance on Drink Champs, Vince expressed that he never wanted to get caught with drugs and always wanted to stay alert when growing up in an area filled with gang violence. Additionally, he elaborated that his father was addicted to drugs and did not want to follow the same path.

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He is celebrated as one of the most innovative hip-hop artists of our generation. Tyler also revealed that he has tried weed twice, and that was more than enough for him to be convinced that he will never try it again.

  • When my debut single [Bleeding Love] went to No.1, I celebrated with non-alcoholic champagne, » she shared.
  • Lil Xan has been on Earth for less than three decades and is already preparing for his second phase in entertainment.
  • Macklemore is the new creative director for CLEAN Cause Sparkling Yerba Mate, a beverage company with a mission to support people in recovery.
  • In an interview with Fantastic Man, he recalled when he told someone to stop smoking in the studio.
  • Like Kendrick Lamar, Vince Staples has avoided taking drugs and drinking alcohol.

He would drink alcohol, lean, ecstasy, and prescription pills. Some of today’s biggest names like Lil Wayne and Kid Cudi, among others, have spent much of their careers looking for a way to cope with their own personal traumas. Many times, the glamorization of substance use is in their rhymes, peppering hooks with one-liners that speak to those internal struggles.