The Molly Culture: How it Effects Chicago’s Black Youth

Atlanta Daily World

To be young, gifted, and Black—it?s a term that was worn proudly on the chests of Black America four decades ago. From the voices of Nina Simone to Aretha Franklin, the influence of music has become the soundtrack to a revolutionary cause of independence for many. The pride of singing these lyrics written in 1969 was sung and released by Simone and embraced by so many people around the world.

 To be young, gifted and black,

Oh what a lovely precious dream

To be young, gifted and black,

Open your heart to what I mean

In the whole world you know

There are billion boys and girls

Who are young, gifted and black,

And that?s a fact!

Let?s fast forward to 2012 when rap recording artist Future releases “Double Cups & Molly”, the song that was one of the most requested records on Chicago?s Urban radio stations. We go…

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