Why Lean Became Mumble Rap’s Most Wanted Drug

Why Lean Became Mumble Rap’s Most Wanted Drug

Lean is often made by mixing prescription-strength codeine cough syrup with soda. The drink has become popularized in mumble hop culture over the last several years, with famous rappers drinking and featuring it in their music videos. Now the trend has spread to social media, making it even more popular among fans who are posting to emulate some of their favorite rap stars.

VICE’s Matt Shea travels to Florida to meet some users and distributors of lean to see its influence on pop culture first-hand.

DJ Screw, Big Moe, Lil Peep, Fredo Santana and Pimp C all died from the purple drank known as sizzurp, lean, syrup, drank, barre, purple jelly,  Texas tea, dirty Sprite, and Tsikuni.

Lil Wayne was hospitalized with seizures allegedly after taking the drug. How he hasn’t died yet is a mystery. Maybe it will take Wayne’s death ’til the next wake up call.

In Australia, codeine-related deaths doubled between 2000 and 2009. If you want to speak about it with someone in Australia, you can call the INFORMATION HOTLINE: 1300 85 85 84

In 2016, there were more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in the United States. The age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths in 2016 (19.8 per 100,000) was 21% higher than the rate in 2015 .

Click here to talk to someone about LEAN abuse in the USA

Click here to talk to someone about CODEINE ABUSE in the UK

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Comment (45)

  1. im not gonna lie its nice with a blunt, just sipping, but it was such a short phase for me and im glad i dont have access. Cant say id decline a cup offered to me though. Its just euphoria in a cup. Stick to weed.

  2. RETARDS! CODEINE COUGH SYRUP IS LEGAL IN CANADA WITH OUT A PRESCRIPTION!!! JUST HAS TO BE BEHIND COUNTER…..JUST ASK FOR IT. HIS $3,000 BOTTLE COSTS ANYONE IN CANADA ABOUT $15.00 !!! RETARDED. I SHOULD DRIVE TO CALIFORNIA WITH A COUPLE HUNDRED BOTTLES TO SELL TO STUPID RAP PEOPLE WHP WANT TO SPEND MONEY ON CODEINE THAT DOESNT EVEN GET U HIGH. BTW U CAN ALSO BUY CODEINE IN PILLS WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION HERE IN CANADA. JUST ASK ANY PHARMACY NO QUESTIONS ASKED AS LONG AS YOUR OVER 19 YEARS OLD

  3. The part I dont get us this stuff is a controlled substance. How is it so readily available? It's not like a doc is going to rx you a whole bottle meant for many people

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