Lex Luger Says Drug Addiction Almost Destroyed His Career
We’ve heard so many stories of people whose life got destroyed because of drug addiction. When it comes to drugs, no one is exempted. Even if you are rich or poor, successful or not, you can be a victim of drugs. After all, the use of it is the person’s personal choice. It is true, however, that drugs can be very tempting. In fact, many people consider this to be people for them to forget about their problems and whatever stress they may have. This is very evident for people who are working in the entertainment industry.
Lex Luger for instance, admits that drugs almost destroyed his career. In this case, he is not alone. Few weeks ago, the news about Demi Lovato has been trending as well. But, good thing for these people that they were able to acknowledge their weakness and took the courage to seek help. With the help of rehab facilities, people who are using drugs can get out of their addiction and live a good life.
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SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA – Lex Luger is largely responsible for trap music’s takeover of Hip Hop and urban contemporary radio. He created the beats of several hit singles for numerous rap heavyweights, including Waka Flocka Flame’s “Hard In The Paint” by Waka Flocka Flame, Rick Ross’ “B.M.F.” featuring Styles P and JAY-Z and Kanye West’s “H.A.M.”
In 2011, the Virginia-born producer said he’d creatively cornered himself by crafting only trap beats. But, he now admits that he almost lost his thriving career altogether from drug addiction.
During a recent in-depth interview with FADER, the 808 Mafia production team co-founder details his career path after he moved from Atlanta to pursue his music career. He also expounded on how rap industry’s fast lifestyle almost made him lose his production sound thanks to a no-sleep work ethic.
“I was young and moving really fast,” Luger said. “So, I feel like I wasn’t even conscious some days, in some moments.”
He added, “That feeling man is a rush — like a drug. I was trying to be bigger than what I was, so I was working 10 times harder. I wasn’t sleeping, so I would lose it and just kinda drain out. My beats would sound shitty. I couldn’t perform.”
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