Recreational drug use is all fun and games until someone is hurt, in trouble with the law or even much worse. Think, death. Hip-Hop’s unhealthy relationship with promethazine codeine or b.k.a. by its street name “lean,” has ruined and drastically altered the lives of many of its inhabitants, including those that proudly promote it.

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At this point, we all know that sippin’ on codeine laced cough syrup isn’t exactly healthy, right? Apparently Soulja Boy, who made a request to acquire more promethazine for his well documented drank habit on Twitter, didn’t bother to read the memo.


Whatever you call the combination of promethazine and codeine laced prescription cough syrup–Lean, Drank, Purple Sprite–and a soft drink of choice, it’s use as a recreational drug has long been rampant. Whether you admit to it or not, it can be  easily be abused. One rapper in particular who’s been boasting about his bad habit […]