The Brief: Lean is a drug concoction made of codeine cough syrup, soda (Sprite), and hard candy (Jolly Ranchers).

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Lean is also known as Barre, purple drank, purp, sizzurp, purple stuff, or dirty Sprite. It is classically served a styrofoam or paper cup. Dirty Fanta is lean made with Fanta instead of Sprite.

The drink is a powerful narcotic mixture that typically makes users sleepy and high. As it is a drug, Lean has serious side effects and is addictive. Lean is especially dangerous when mixed with alcohol and other drugs. It has contributed to celebrity deaths including the death of A$AP Yams, a founder of A$AP Mob.

Lean and nicknames for it are often referenced in popular rap and R&B songs such as “Stargazing” by Travis Scott and “Gucci Gang” by Lil Pump.

Sippin’ on purp, feelin’ like the Barre Baby
Whenever I’m down, it got me goin’ crazy  -Travis Scott

 

My lean cost more than your rent – Lil Pump

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