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Old 07-26-2007, 09:59 PM   #1
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Purple Drank is an illegal recreational drink popular in the hip-hop community of the Southern United States. Its main ingredients are prescription-strength cough syrup containing codeine and promethazine.[1]

The purple-ish hue of Purple Drank comes from dyes in the cough syrup. Recently, the term has expanded to cover mixtures including over-the-counter cough syrup. Other terms for Purple Drank ******* Sizzurp, Drank, Purple Tonic, Texas Tea, Tsikuni, Lean, Oil, Barre, and Sir.
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* 1 History
* 2 Ingredients
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o 2.2 Other ingredients
* 3 Effects
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Houston, Texas producer DJ Screw first popularized the concoction, which is widely attributed as a source of inspiration for the "chopped & screwed" style of hip hop music. Originally, the active ingredient of "Syrup" was cough syrup containing promethazine and codeine. The concoction first gained popularity in the underground Houston, Texas rap scene and later spread to other southern states.

In June of 2000, Three 6 Mafia's single "Sippin On Some Syrup," featuring UGK and Project Pat brought the term "purple stuff" to a nationwide audience.[2] However, on November 16, 2000, only a few short months after the video to Three 6 Mafia's single debuted, DJ Screw died of a suspected overdose of codeine and alcohol.[3]. The mixture has also been referenced in lyrics of other rappers, including UGK's "Sippin and Spinnin" and "Purple Drank", as well as tracks by Paul Wall, Mike Jones, T.I., Chamillionaire, Big Moe, Slim Thug, and Z-Ro. In September of 2006, Terrence Kiel, a San Diego Chargers player, was arrested during practice for the possession with intent to sell of what authorities referred to as "Lean".[4].

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[edit] Active ingredients

The active ingredient of purple drank is codeine, a narcotic medication contained in prescription cough syrup. Some prescription cough syrups also contain anti-histamine medications, such as promethazine, which have a mild sedative effect.When taken in large quantities, both medications can lead to sedation and altered levels of consciousness.[1] It is not made with over-the-counter Robitussin. Although dextromethorphan is sometimes used recreationally, it has different effects and is used by a different community than codeine-based cough syrups.

Standard strength purple drank contains 6.25 mg of codeine and 10 mg of promethazine per 5 mL.

[edit] Other ingredients

Cough syrups are usually mixed with a carbonated lemon-lime soft drink (generally Sprite). Fruit juice may also be added. In certain circles, the drink may also ******* Jolly Rancher candies or Skittles.

[edit] Effects

The following are the effects of drinking syrup:

* Feeling that everything is in slow-motion (this effect is the prime source for the sound and tempo of the hip hop subgenre screwed and chopped).
* Dizziness, often causing the user to list side-to-side. This gives rise to one of the drug's alternate names ("Lean")
* Reactions slowed
* Inability to speak clearly
* Vomiting
* Visual color patterns (in high doses) This gave rise to an alternate name as well: "Rubie"
* Itching
* Blurred vision
* Insomnia

 
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Old 07-26-2007, 09:59 PM   #2
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:00 PM   #3
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Simpsons already pioneered this

 
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:03 PM   #4
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You learn something new every day.
you sure do!

i've actually heard of punk rock and drrty souf people doing this, but it was always referred to as SYRRRUP

 
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:05 PM   #5
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Could you put somma that SYRRRRUP on a SNO CONE?!

 
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:06 PM   #6
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BEST STREET FAIR EVAR

 
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Geo to thread please.

 
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Old 07-27-2007, 12:23 AM   #9
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different than DM cough syrup?

 
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Old 07-27-2007, 12:25 AM   #10
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all the prescription (codeine) cough syrup I've ever been prescribed was red. I don't think I've ever even SEEN purple cough syrup.

 
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Old 07-27-2007, 12:40 AM   #11
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enough with this shit mike

 
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