Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill has recently shared with fans that his experimentation with psilocybin mushrooms (aka magic mushrooms) has made him more intelligent. Mill recently took to Twitter to talk about his psychedelic trip with fans.
Detailing his feelings after the trip, the rapper tweeted, “I took some shrooms, it made me more smart, more happy and have more love in my heart.” The rapper elaborated, “I don’t know if everybody brain structured for this .. but it’s some shit in these things lol.”
However, the rapper has not always had a great relationship with drugs. Earlier this year, the rapper took to social media to explain his precarious relationship with cannabis, detailing how it was destroying him. In a sombre tweet, the rapper told fans, “I smoke weed every day and get depressed as soon as I get high … I be happy as hell sober lol it just helps me think deeper and more realistic lol.”
The rapper’s recent experimentation comes amidst what seems to be a slow shift in public opinion regarding drugs and their potential health benefits. Since Nixon’s “War On Drugs” campaign, public perception of Class-A drugs in the US and UK has been highly negative and frowned upon. However, more and more artists are stepping forward to laud these different narcotics as excellent sources of creativity and happiness.
In 2018, rapper A$AP Rocky disclosed that his song ‘Praise The Lord’ featuring Skepta was made whilst the two rappers were high on LSD, and now the concept of micro-dosing has been introduced into the public psyche and is becoming somewhat of a trend.
In June, Wiz Khalifa came out to let fans know he’s launching a new psilocybin and mushroom wellness brand called Mistercap. Psilocybin is (for the most part) totally illegal in the US and UK. However, there are exceptions. The state of Oregon recently decriminalised the drug, as too did the autonomous US region District of Columbia (DC). It has also been decriminalised in small, self-governing counties within California, Michigan and Massachusetts.
With a drink colloquially known as ‘Lean’ dominating rap lyrics and Percocet being glorified by rappers, it seems that more and more hip hop fans are becoming desensitised to drug use which is a dangerous path. However, Meek Mill suggests that these drugs could be a fantastic source of happiness, love and intelligence. You can view Meek’s tweets below.