Chem­i­cal ro­mance

Los Angeles Times - - Calendar - latimes.com/mu­sic_blog.

Rapper T.I. was ar­rested ear­lier this month on drug charges that in­cluded the al­leged pos­ses­sion of Ec­stasy. Huh? Since when do gangsta rap­pers dab­ble in de­signer drugs? But as Chris Lee points out on the Pop & Hiss blog, it’s a trend that’s been grow­ing for years, at least judg­ing by the mu­sic. He wades through the lyrics of Lil Wayne, Ja Rule, Gucci Mane and oth­ers. Read his story at

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John Baze­more

T.I. was re­cently ar­rested on drug charges.

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