1Xtra Talks with Richie Brave
Drugs and Music
Monday, 2 September
Drugs and music have always had a complicated relationship - from lyric references, to club culture, to the overdose of various musicians. Does something need to change?
The rise of drug-related deaths amongst young people is higher than ever. How much responsibility does the music industry carry?
Should artists and DJs be more aware of drug references in music? And when does this become censorship?
Jesse Bernard is a music and culture writer.
Alexandra Ampofo is the co-founder at Acoustic Live UK and a junior promoter at Metropolis Music.
DJ Eaasy E works across different events and venues.