A history of 'sizzurp' in song
The chemical mixture known as "sizzurp" has become a quietly pervasive cultural force, turning up on countless rap tracks. When news broke that Lil Wayne was hospitalized after suffering a seizure March 12, many thought sizzurp might be to blame. Spokespeople for the rapper denied it, and he was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center six days after he was admitted. But sizzurp has long existed in the shadows of the music industry and is even suspected in several deaths. Here is a selection of excerpted lyrics that reference it.
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Gucci Mane, 'Wasted' | 2009( Warner Bros. )
"Rock star lifestyle might don't make it
Living life high, everyday clique wasted
Sipping on purple stuff, rolling up stanky Wake up in the morning, 10 o'clock dranking [...]"
"Purple codine, sprite, pink, don't waste it
Mix up, grandma drank it, didn't taste it
Now grandma sipping syrup leaning wasted [...]"