KTLA News Takes A Look At ‘Sizzurp’ & Increasing Popularity (Video)

By Staff  |  03/18/2013

With Lil Wayne's hospitalization over the weekend, suspected to be caused by a recent "sizzurp" drinking binge, KTLA takes a look at the concoction that has become increasingly popularized through hip-hop music.

"Sizzurp" was introduced through southern hip-hop back in the 1990s, and is concocted from a mixture of prescription cough syrup (containing codeine and promethazine) and soda, often Sprite. It's also known as "drank", "lean", and "purple drank", among other nicknames.

It's taken the lives of DJ Screw and Pimp C, among others.