Lil Wayne was reportedly drinking large quantities of cough syrup the night before a pair of seizures forced his private jet to make an emergency landing and paramedics to escort him to the hospital.
The seizures and subsequent hospitalization Lil Wayne experienced in 2013 caused the rapper to rethink his health choices, telling Katie Couric that he would refrain from drinking the codeine and promethazine-fuelled cocktail known as lean following the scare.
Rap culture has been linked with drugs for the better part of its lifespan. Rising alongside the crack epidemic in the 80s, the music was synonymous with the inner-city struggles, and at the time that meant crack cocaine.
Future seems content to give a video to every track off DS2, and the next one to get a visual will be the album's opener, "Thought It Was a Drought." Future has shared a few snapshots from the video shoot, revealing that the video will be directed by A$AP
Need a little Houston real quick? Well here's a new track from Slim Thug, Z-Ro, and Paul Wall. The song's title comes as no surprise, but "Drank" isn't simply an ode to the pleasures of sippin', which have been well documented by each of these guys.
If you enjoyed Fredo Santana's lean-induced shenanigans in his "Pass Me My Double Cup" video from the beginning of the summer, you will also enjoy its spiritual brother, "Big Homies," the latest video from Santana and his down-south homie Maxo Kream.
The album for Future Hendrix's new album Dirty Sprite 2 is goddamn amazing, beautifully rendering the synthesis of sprite and codeine on both a chemical and spiritual level. Turns out the artist didn't have lean in mind when she illustrated it.
"This another motherfucking rap song. Broke and crazy, rich and famous doesn't last long. Spent all my cash on a broken dream, went from weed and liquor to the coke and lean." - Mac Miller, "Polo Jeans."
It's no secret that Rich Homie Quan turns up-- that much he admits in an official statement made today. However, the ATL rapper made it clear that his recent hospitalization had nothing to do with sipping lean, or seizures for that matter.
2 Chainz was arrested at an L.A. airport last June when ingredients to make codeine-based drug concoction, 'lean' were found in his bag. The rapper has since copped a plea deal over the charges, but he'll have to lay off the syrup for a while.
In another recent interview, Danny Brown commented about how he's slowing down on his drug usage as he gets older. Now, in another conversation with Tim Westwood, Danny Brown expands on why he quit syrup.
Apart from a few instrumental tracks, ASAP Rocky has been relatively quiet thus far in 2014. That adds to the surprise when hearing him team up with Atlanta's Peewee Longway for a remix of his "Servin Lean."
To promote his upcoming album Oxymoron, TDE’s Schoolboy Q stopped by Hot 97 the other day for an exclusive listening party. Following the session, Q went over and paid a visit to Angie Martinez to talk about some serious topics including his drug habit.
It's common knowledge that Chief Keef's raps have gone downhill, especially with the release of his past two mixtapes, Bang Pt. 2 and Almighty So, which were less than sub-par, and we're not even sure they even satisfied the biggest of Keef's fans.
Gucci Mane is one of the most prolific rappers. So far this year he's released six projects, five of which were for free. Now Gucci will bring that total up to nine, with the announcement of a three-tape release, World War 3- Molly, Gas, and of course, Lean.