Sippin on some Sizzurp

Until this past week, I thought I had nothing in common with Hip Hop musicians or their 'songs'. 36mafia6 But then, felled by an absolutely hellacious ear and throat infection, I began a regimen of antibiotics and cough syrup (and, fell head-over-heels in love with a Hip Hop drug of choice: codeine).

I've always heard the best high came in a dentist's chair, courtesy of sweet air. But, I'm here to tell you that codeine-laced cough syrup is 'A number 1, top of the heap.' It numbs while it cures (and wouldn't that serve as an ideal brand promise for the syrup's manufacturer?)

It turns out that Hip Hop artists have known about codeine's amazing high all along (Silly me. How could I have doubted these artists for one second?).

Rappers, particularly those in the Southwest, absolutely adore cough syrup. They'll mix it with Sprite, Mountain Dew or Jolly Ranchers, and chug or snort the mixture until they're higher than the proverbial kite. One Hip Hop group in particular, 36 Mafia, has written a song about the experience, called, 'Sippin' on Some Sizzurp'.

Rappers have other names for sizzurp, including: lean, barre, purple jelly and Texas Tea. I'd add 'mule kick', to the list, because that's what I felt like after I'd swallowed a mere teaspoon (as directed, of course).

Hip Hop Nation: all is forgiven. I get it. I get you, I get your music and I now get at least one of your drugs of choice.

In fact, come to think of it, I've actually embraced two popular phrases used in the demi-monde that is Hip-Hop: 'Child, please' and 'Sippin' on some sizzurp.' One can teach an old dog new tricks.

I'll bet if he were still alive, the late Rick James would have made one slight alteration to his now classic, one-liner on the Dave Chappelle Show. He's have inserted 'codeine' for 'cocaine.'

Tip o' the hat to Chris "RepMan, Jr." Cody for this idea.

11 thoughts on “Sippin on some Sizzurp

  1. Thanks, Emily. It seems most Repman readers agree with you. Sadly, though, one misguided medical supply executive by the name of Isaac seemed to think I was advocating the entire universe start sippin’ on some sizzrup. Not true. That said, codeine’s a helluva drug.

  2. Entertaining as always, Rep!
    These so-called artists, and many like them promote immorality, and it’s repulsive their antics are deemed entertaining. To me, it’s a reflection of much larger issues within our society.
    Also, Three 6 Mafia may find influence for their next song in bath salt. Just ask Senator Charles Schumer. Apparently, bath salts are the latest, and much more dangerous, OTC drug of abuse.

  3. Lighten up, Isaac. My doctor diagnosed an ear and throat infection, and prescribed cough syrup with codeine. When I remarked on the effect the cough syrup had, my son told me about the Hip Hop connection. No harm intended and none done. Methinks your surgical gloves are way too tight today.

  4. Isaac – Relax, dude. RepMan is only being honest about the unexpected upside to his illness. I don’t think he’s advocating that we all get high during lunch-hour.

  5. while i typically like your posts, this one is quote poor from an image and rep. standpoint. you took something on advice from a doctor to help treat your illness- that fine. but talking about the high and giving a shout-out to hip hop- not so smart. would u be happy if half of your employees left to lunch today and came back having a high from their “dessert” today? or if instead of a cup of coffee in the am, most of 470 park ave south was having a shot sizzurp?
    and from a clients perspective, i would certainly question the head of an agency flaunting his getting high over the weekend…just saying.

  6. Thanks for the note, Book. I’ve escaped any serious morning-after side effects (although I do find myself staring blankly into my desktop monitor for hours at a time).