How Bipolar and Depression have become part of the Hip Hop world:
#1 Chris Brown
It was reported in 2014 that Chris Brown, rapper, songwriter, dancer and actor, was diagnosed with Bipolar II and PTSD. In 2009, he had received a great deal of media attention after pleading guilty to felony assault of his then girlfriend, singer Rihanna; he was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service. After hearing details of his assault on the singer, Brown said: “I’m in shock, because, first of all, that’s not who I am as a person, and that’s not who I promise I want to be.”
#2 Charles Hamilton
Charles Hamilton is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer from Harlem, New York City. His album The Pink Lavalamp is widely considered “one of the best underground hip-hop releases” of all time. “I just didn’t trust anybody,” he told Billboard about his undiagnosed bipolar disorder. “I didn’t leave my house, I just made music all the time. I was fighting depression—I shut myself in.”
#3 Rapper DMX (Dark Man X)
Born Earl Simmons, DMX is a well-known hip-hop singer and actor, and a celebrity since the late 1990s. In his musical lyrics, DMX has written about the pain of bipolar disorder, especially on his album, It’s Dark and Hell is Hot. He is the only artist to have had his first two albums debut at number one and both in the same year!
#4 Kriss Kaliko
Kris Kaliko is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is a longtime collaborator with fellow hometown native, Tech N9ne, and is signed to the label that Tech co-owns, Strange Music. Having been diagnosed with bipolar, Kaliko titled one of his tracks after the disorder. On Genius, Krizz takes it a step further, rapping and singing about his bipolar disorder on the track “Bipolar.” He has talked about psychotherapy and using anti-anxiety medications and acknowledges his “persistent battle for emotional and mental stability.”
#5 Adam Steven Deacon
Adam Steven Deacon is an English film actor, rapper, writer and director. He shot to fame in the British film Kidulthood and for his directorial debut Anuvahood. He told BBC he once worried that his bipolar condition would end his career, but he’s now learning to live with it. “Bipolar life has two speeds,” says Deacon. “One minute it’s all too fast. The next, everything becomes so slow that I can’t cope.”
#6 Yo Yo Honey Singh
Yo Yo Honey Singh or Honey Sing is an Indian rapper, music producer, and film actor. After producing music for Bollywood films, Singh became one of the highest-paid music producers in that business. In late 2014, he disappeared from the music scene, before making a comeback the following year, but mostly avoided the media. In March 2016, he attributed his 18-month-long absence from the public to his bipolar disorder.
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