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Posted on 03/04/2011 7:23:05 AM PST by george76
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I'm not even sure he's screwed into the chandelier... When you're too dim to play for Al Davis, that's saying something.
A powerful beverage that bubbled up from the underground Houston rap scene a decade ago and appears to be gaining momentum in popular culture.
Yeah, but it makes a$$-kicking jello shots. At least, according to Hubby, it does.
Maybe Moochelle should focus on this instead of ‘healthy’ eating. /s
“Purple Drank” Addiction Sweeps the Inner City
There is a new addiction going around among young people in inner-city communities. The latest trend is a legal but deadly cocktail, a mixture of Sprite and Promethazine/Codeine cough syrup.
The drug has been popularized by hip-hop artists, and has even spawned its own music style. But its also turning young people into zombies.
Sizzurp, Purple Sprite, lean, Bo, and Barre, are a few street names used to describe the concoction. Teens as young as 14 are experimenting with the drug, a legal prescription medicine used to treat severe cough and upper respiratory conditions caused by allergies or the common cold.
Rap artists like Gucci Mane make it seem cool to be on lean. Lil Wayne can be seen brandishing his styrofoam cup full of a purplish-colored drink in almost every photo in the media. This syrup-sippin epidemic has become popular among minority groups, and mixed with other drugs such as Ecstasy, alcohol, and marijuana, can be fatal, especially if theyre operating a motor vehicle.
They have even created a form of music, known as chopped and screwed, where the music is chopped down and played at a very slow speed for users of Promethazine/Codeine to enjoy while under the influence.
One 25-year-old who wanted to be identified by the alias Grape George, said he has tried the drink more than 20 times.
“I just do it cuz I like the feeling and its an escape from the harsh realities that I face day to day. Cant find a job and I have to hustle. Ive lost so many homies to these streets. I have to support myself and my lil’ man. So I do it when Im having a hard day or just want to delete the bad memories in my mind.”
He says the syrup relaxes him and makes his mind process things at a slower rate than normal.
I know they aren't quoting Russell here, but boy, does this explain a lot about him.
And what would be the benefit to him dranking it?
It is threads like this that make me love FR. I needed a chuckle today...........
But it's in Oakland!
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