Sober: 12 Rappers Who Don’t Smoke Weed

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Kendrick Lamar Sober

Kendrick Lamar at 2015 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – Day 2

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In his debut album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, Kendrick Lamar explains why he is sober and refrains from smoking weed. The story goes K. Dot once smoked weed, but it was laced with angel dust. Since then, traumatized by the experience, he’s been marijuana free.


Common attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015

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Common is one of the best rappers ever from Chicago. The emcee rose to popularity in the late 1990s after building a huge underground hip-hop following and his fame only grew in the 2000s thanks to collaborating with J. Dilla, Kanye West, and his involvement in the the Soulquarians. Now, Common is a household name in both hip-hop and Hollywood.

Common Acting

Common and John Legend

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Common is fresh off a successful year in Hollywood. The rapper turned actor recently won the 2015 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and 2015 Academy Award for Best Original Song for his John Legend-assisted track “Glory”off of the Selma movie soundtrack. The Chi-Town native has also starred in movies like: Smokin’ Aces, American Gangster, Wanted, Date Night, Just Wright, Happy Feet Two and Terminator Salvation.