“My drug dealer was a doctor, doctor, had the plug from big pharma, pharma, he said that he could heal me, but it only gave me problems, problems.” goes the hook to ‘Drug Dealer’ by seattle duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft Ariana Deboo. Macklemore gets personal on the track rapping about the dangers of drugs such as Oxycontin and cough syrup which is popular with the youth today. The video captures Macklemore lying in bed sweating and pouring his heart out over addiction.
A former addict himself, Macklemore went to rehab in 2008 for drug addiction and alcoholism before relapsing 2014 triggering the need to address this issues on a bigger scale. The duo, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis released an 13 track ‘ The Mess I’ve Made’ album earlier this year and featured Chance The Rapper, YG and DJ Premiere.