#4: Drug Usage. Back in the days, being a known crack head or coke snorter would kill your credibility. Nowadays, rappers want you to know they smoke yay, sip codeine, do “X”, and sniff white. They don’t just smoke reefer, but take it to the next level. So, rappers like DMX are revered for smoking rock instead of banished for being a clucker. Gun Play will go online and do a line of coca thinking he’s emulating Tony Montana instead of that base head on the block who will do whatever drug you put in front of him.