Everybody’s favorite rapper, aka Kendrick Lamar, sat down with MTV’s Sway recently to talk about the impact of “Molly” on rap. Molly, of course is the powdered form of the ecstacy compound MDMA and everybody from rappers Danny Brown and French Montana to 2 Chainz has shouted it out in recent songs. But to Lamar, the only thing that “Molly” does for hip-hop is water it down.

“Sometimes you have the trends that’s not that cool. You may have certain artists portraying these trends and don’t really have that lifestyle and then it gives off the wrong thing. And it becomes kinda corny after a while,” Lamar told Sway. “When everybody consciously now uses this term or this phrase and putting it in lyrics, it waters the culture down. So it’s really just time to move on. It’s really about keeping hip-hop original and pushing away the corniness in it.”

Watch Kendrick Lamar’s interview with Sway over at Okayplayer.

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