Sober: 12 Rappers Who Don’t Smoke Weed

at 4:45 pm | By

While smoking weed is heavily glorified in hip-hop music, some dope rappers actually don’t mess with marijuana. (Surprisingly!) A lot of emcees you wouldn’t expect actually prefer to get high off life rather than high off blunts.  While some stay away from drugs due to religious obligations — in addition to past negative experiences with addiction and traumatization — these rappers refrain from burning for good reason.

Kendrick Lamar performs on day 2 of the New Look Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park on July 4, 2015 in London, England.

Credit: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

Find out who made our list in the slideshow below!


Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar at Bacardi Triangle event on November 1, 2014 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BACARDI

Kendrick Lamar is definitely one of the best rappers in hip-hop right now and is undoubtedly one of the faces of the new generation. The Compton native has been hailed the new king of the West Coast by previous groundskeepers. He has dropped two albums that have been debated thus far as classics.

Kendrick Lamar Albums

Kendrick Lamar performs during the Cleveland Cavaliers & Turner Sports Home Opener Fan Fest on October 30, 2014

Credit: Angelo Merendino/Getty Images

Kendrick Lamar has two albums under his belt that many consider classics due to their cultural impact and substantial message. With Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, the rapper told his story of being surrounded by gang violence and a drug infested lifestyle in Compton, California. His second album, To Pimp A Butterfly is the most unapologetically black album in recent history and delivered a powerful message to minorities nationwide in a time where racial tension is high in America.

Share