Florida A&M University
(BLACK PR WIRE/FAMU-TALLAHASSEE) – “Popped a Molly, I'm sweatin' (Woo!), Popped a Molly, I'm sweatin' (Woo!).” Rapper Trinidad James has brought a drug called Molly to the forefront with these catchy lyrics from his song, “All Gold Everything.”
Molly is formerly known as ecstasy. It is now a more pure form of MDMA, a drug found in ecstasy, in a powder or crystalline form and is known to induce a euphoric state. This drug causes a rush of serotonin to the brain.
“When I pop a Molly, I can feel the rush. It heightens my senses and the rush intensifies everything and makes partying 10 times cooler,” said Lamar Jones, 22, from Miami, Fla. “Partying on a Molly is the best feeling ever. The colors and music is intensified, allowing me to enjoy myself to the fullest.”
Molly has become the new drug of choice for many partygoers. Rapper Trinidad James is not the only rapper who mentioned the drug in their songs. Many big name rappers like Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Jay-Z have also mentioned the drug in their songs. They uplift and make it okay for people to use the drug. They do not tell their listeners what mollies can do to a person and the dangers associated with the drug.
The drug begins to take effect as quickly as 30 minutes of consumption. The high can last for about three hours or more and have a comedown of at least four more hours. After the drug high has completed, it can cause extreme fatigue. If users are not careful they can become dehydrated. Like any drug, there are many side effects. There is the risk of overdosing. It can cause some psychological and physiological damage once it has worn off.
“I would never try Molly ever again,” said Sharon Mitchell, 19, from Jacksonville, Fla. “I was awake for hours. I could not sleep, I was hot then cold. It felt like everything was rushing to my brain. It was not a good feeling and we aren’t even going to talk about how thirsty it made me.”
Rapper Juicy-J has made Molly his new girl. You can find him mentioning Molly in numerous songs like “Get Higher.” “Take the blunt, dip it in the lean, then light it. Pop a Molly, drink some orange juice, get higher.”
These rappers are not the only ones bringing Molly to the spotlight. Infamous singer Madonna asked her audience at a concert last year, “How many have seen Molly?”
You can find Molly being talked about everywhere, especially in college towns. People talk about Molly on different social media like she is a missing person. “Does anyone know where Molly is?” “I’m missing my friend Molly.” Molly has even moved to being found on clothing. People can now been seen wearing shirts with sayings like, “Have you seen Molly?”
“As a recovering drug addict, I can honestly say that I am disappointed,” said Jamar Hudson, 63, from Detroit, Mich. “I have experienced the effects that this can have on your life and I would not wish for anyone to experience this. I don’t agree with these artists endorsing this drug and I believe they need to be stopped.”
Although this is a highly praised drug, it is important that people understand the effects of the drug both short and long term.