KRS-One – 'Drugs Won'

Bronx-born hip-hop legend KRS-One's 12th album, Now Hear This, features the song "Drugs Won."  


It's crazy how the East Coast considers herb the enemy
While every corner in L.A. is a dispensary
The country been split on this issue now for a century
Why would a natural harmless herb lead to a felony?
New York needs to catch up…
Switch the philosophy, think of the economy
Plants, herbs and roots are nature's technology


We see how the drugs run
Governments are selling it
Every day one ton
They declared a War on Drugs
But drugs won!

Complete lyrics here.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.