To Veeshir’s post, lean is nothing new, but a lot of people aren’t familiar with it, particularly if you have no exposure to southern rap. As much of a curmudgeon as I am, and as much as I like to say I don’t know anything about music past ’95, that’s not entirely true. In the very late 90s, early 2000s, which’d be late high school/ early college for me, southern rappers started becoming more popular, and several of them, particularly if they came out of Houston area, mention or personally consumed purple drank, lean, syrup or sizzurp, which in turn brought it to a much larger audience.
I remember this in particular when it came out, kinda hard to forget that video once you’ve seen it, crappy rez, but whatev,
I’ll let you add 2 and 2 and figure out what purple stuff is.
Weight and lean killed that dude, OD or complications caused by drinking lean killed other rappers that came along during this time. Traditionally, it’s citrus soda (Sprite/7Up/Sierra types, sometimes Mountain Dew) and codeine based cough syrup, and sometimes a Jolly Rancher thrown in too. So drank’s been around a while.
Also, my Gravatar in comments is Grimace with a gold grill and a bottle of cough syrup. Heh.