Lyrics about drugs such as codeine cough syrup, Xanax, and other opiates aren’t new, but they’re acutely prevalent in 2015. As with anything else namedropped in Hip-Hop, it’s become a part of popular culture.
Syrup. Sizzurp. Lean. Purple drank. Texas tea. Whatever it’s called, the recreational drug made popular in Southern circles is now making headlines with the recent hospitalization of rap superstar Lil Wayne.