In honor of rapper T.I.'s arrest last night, which may be sizzurp-related, we've assembled a selection of videos by artists celebrating the illegal purple drank (a combination of soda, codeine-rich cough syrup and, occasionally, Jolly Ranchers).
There's so much lean-inspired music out there that we have to wonder — is sizzurp the new absinthe, fueling the creative expression of today's wordsmiths? Take a look at the following clips and decide for yourself.
A future poet laureate in the making:
This clip features a bunch of claymation teeth twisted on the drank:
It helped these Netherlanders become “globally known as European star(s)”:
Three 6 Mafia, heard earlier, filled a pool with it for this remix of their hit:
Sobering or inspiring? Lil Wayne praises lean, while most likely on it:
They, most certainly, have got the drank:
Not a video, but a prometh-praising track from the originator, DJ Screw:
Hard to believe this is a freestyle — Big Moe is SO inspired:
Syrup, Big Willie style (not that Big Willie):
And everything that Salem does (crackers get down too):