Queen Drie delivers a new rap sermon – Addiction
The Ghanaian American artist Queen Drie carries us through a progressive story of codependency and substance abuse. Paired with the heavy instrumental, Drie’s rap style follows an unorthodox and lighthearted approach to a serious topic.
From her previous singles, Nobody and On My Mind released earlier in 2022, it’s evident that the Chicago artist has always maintained honesty of her decade-long battle with chronic depression and anxiety. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the rapper decides to be even more transparent on this latest release. Addiction is a new opportunity to further understand and relate to this complex artist.
The song is deeply spiritual and mental and sparks the need for culture to examine the relationship between mental illness and drug use. Mental health is a conversation that is slowly gaining traction among black culture, and it is impressive to see Queen Drie at the forefront of this movement staying dedicated to her message.
Drie urges her listeners to self-assess and admit to the different chemicals that they are addicted to. Be it dopamine from Instagram likes, adrenaline from lifting weights, nicotine, or oxytocin from sexual activities, we’re all addicted to something, and the first step to beating an addiction is awareness.
If you’re struggling with addiction, depression, or thoughts of suicide, please talk to someone you trust today.
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