picture taken from streetknowledge.wordpress.com (the mean on lean titled by Christian Sydnor)
Today, I wanted to make it a no filly Friday! I wanted to share a few unfiltered things on the popular drink lean. Lean, also know as purple drank, sizzurp, syrup, Texas tea and purple jelly, “is a slang term for a recreational drug popular in the hip hop community in the southern region United States. Lean originated in Houston, Texas.
Its main ingredient is prescription-strength cough syrup containing codeine. Cough syrup is typically mixed with ingredients such as Sprite or Mountain Dew and pieces of Jolly Rancher candy. The purplish hue of purple drink comes from dyes in the cough syrup,” (according to Solutions Recovery, Inc). There have been numerous tragic incidents leading or linked to this addicting alluring mix as (Wikipedia states),
“Big Moe, a DJ Screw protégé whose albums City of Syrup and Purple World were based on the drink and who has been described as having “rapped obsessively about the drug,” died at age 33 on October 14, 2007, after suffering a heart attack one week earlier that left him in a coma.There was speculation that purple drank may have contributed to his death.
Pimp C, widely influential Port Arthur, Texas rapper and a member of rap duo UGK, was found dead on December 4, 2007, at the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood, California. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office reported that the rapper’s death was “due to promethazine/codeine effects and other unestablished factors.” Let’s not forget the hospitalization of rapper Lil Wayne alleged to be related to lean.
The purpose of this post is to strictly tell my readers who are using this substance to be extremely cautious…It is dangerous and can also be deadly when abused.
Check out this article on the most recognizable company behind lean they are discontinuing the product. Here is a link to 7 rappers who are giving the mean lean up…!!! If you are using a mobile device, when you get to the website type 7 rappers in the search engine.
Happy Friday boo’s, be safe!!!!
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