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“Hate Being Sober”: Lessons from Rap Music to Address Substance Use among African American Teens

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By Cendrine Robinson, MS (Doctoral Candidate in Medical and Clinical Psychology) Chicago native, rapper Chief Keef’s song Hate Being Sober (Cozart, Jackson, Thomaz & Pittman, 2012) has over 10 million views on YouTube. While some may not be familiar with the rapper, his YouTube views suggest that his music resonates with many of today’s youth. At first glance, you may notice that Keef’s lyrics (see quote below) promote the use of […]

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