When rappers like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Cypress Hill, Devin The Dude and Wiz Khalifa have all made countless bangers celebrating the glories of marijuana, it would appear that a new breed of drug has unfortunately enamored the youth. Many up-and-coming rappers have begun favoring toward pill-based drugs like Xanax, Pecocet, and codeine. It's not uncommon to hear a "Soundcloud rapper" rhyme about how they "just popped a xan," and some have made no secret of their drug habits, advertising it on social media for the world to see. However, the death of rapper Lil Peep, who recently suffered an alleged Xanax overdose, has opened the door for a larger discourse on the new drug-wave.

In the wake of Lil Peep's passing, There's Really A Wolf rapper Russ went on a lengthy Twitter rant about the current drug culture, essentially putting it on blast. In the first of many tweets, Russ wrote "Abusing xanax and other pills drugs etc in private cuz your depressed/other mental issues is one thing(still not good). constantly recording yourself doing drugs and putting up pics and videos of doing it is when you start CHOOSING to publicly glorify it and make it an image." 

While Russ clearly meant well, his demeanor has earned him criticism in the past. It appears his rant drew the ire of Smokepurpp, a close friend and associate of Lil Pump, who has made his drug use widely known through online videos. In response to Russ' comments, Purpp fired off a short response, simply stating: "shut the fuck up u a bitch."

What do you think of this exchange? Do we have the makings of the first great Soundcloud rap beef? Or is Smokepurpp out of line on this one? Sound off below.