In the 1990s the drug of choice for hip hop was marijuana, then in the 2000s it turned into Lean, and in the 2010s it was pills.
Now the new hip hop drug for the 2020s appears to be - WHIPPITS!!
MTO News reported earlier, that R&B singer Chris Brown is addicted to whippets (link to article here). Now two rappers - Gunna and Young Thug have come out publicly and explained that they recreationally use the drug.
Nitrous oxide or "Whippits" is an inhalant drug that can cause analgesia, depersonalization, derealisation, dizziness, euphoria, and some sound distortion. In some cases, it may cause slight hallucinations and have a mild aphrodisiac effect.
Here's a video of Young Thug and Gunna doing Whippits:
Gunna, whose mentor Young Thug once found the most original way to imbibe lean, worried fans when apparently did a whippit — a nitrous oxide charger — during an Instagram Live session. Folks have inhaled nitrous oxide for recreational use for a long time, but in general, the visibility of the drug isn’t that high. While nitrous isn’t inherently toxic, long-term use can have serious side-effects and the drug can be habit-forming. In addition, the canisters used for food applications like whipped cream (like the one being used by Gunna) can have industrial byproducts in them, increasing the danger.
Young Thug is a rapper, singer, and songwriter. Known for his eccentric vocal style and fashion, he first received attention for his collaborations with rappers Birdman and Gucci Mane.
Gunna is a rapper, singer, and songwriter. Best known for his collaborations with Young Thug and Lil Baby, he is signed to Thug's record label, YSL Records, as well as 300 Entertainment and Atlantic Records.