Moneybagg Yo kicks off the new year by dropping a bad habit

In 2021, Moneybagg Yo made a song called “Wockesha,” which has become one of his biggest singles to date. In the song, he describes his love for lean and other drugs. In 2022, Yo says he’s putting down the lean for good. The rapper tweeted on Jan. 4, 2022,  that he’s in a better mental […]

The role Houston lean culture played in Travis Scott music festival tragedy

Travis Scott‘s Astroworld Music Festival was the talk of hip hop after eight people died and hundreds more were injured on Nov. 5. The tragedy around the Houston rapper brings up the darker side of the city’s culture. For decades, Houston has been known for its grills, chop-and-screwed DJ mixes and lean drinking. Lean is […]

Cardi B explains why most rappers ‘wanna die’ (video)

Cardi B was in a whole mood after she and her crew got turned up at the club, because the Invasion of Privacy emcee released a torrent of emotions regarding the current state of rap. Unleashing her stream of consciousness for her 113 million Instagram fans while outside in the dark with her female friends, […]

Yella Beezy arrested over hand sanitizer (video)

Dallas rapper Yella Beezy was arrested last week for gun and drug possession but maintains his innocence and stated that the police are just harassing him. He also said the charges will soon be dropped because the alleged drug was simply hand sanitizer, which they mistook for a bottle of codeine and promethazine hydrochloride cough […]

Fitness trainer Lorrie Lean inspires others to be leaner versions of themselves

Lorrie Lean has been in fitness practically all her life. Fitness is her passion. She was a professional cheerleader for the NFL, Pro-Bowl, and the NBA. From there, she wanted to take her fitness to the next level, and that’s when she got into competing. She competed in bikini fitness and the highest ranking she […]

Chicago rapper Fredo Santana dead at 27

Chicago rapper Fredo Santana has died at the age of 27. In October of 2017, Santana, whose real name is Derrick Coleman, announced on Instagram that he had been hospitalized due to kidney failure. “Been in here since Friday doctor say a n—a had kidney failure an [sic] liver failure,” he wrote. “I’m getting back […]

Lil Wayne exemplifies the dangers of ‘Lean’ to your health

The recent interview with Lil Wayne where he made culturally ignorant statements may show the dangers of consuming Lean, aka Purple Drank. His rambling interview in which he denigrates the Black Lives Matter movement and shows a lack of consciousness caused widespread criticism. Some say that he appeared high during the interview. Many others ask […]

Is Lil Wayne back on this dangerous drug?

Lil Wayne was never shy in the past about discussing or rapping about his drug use, but his penchant for a particular drug concoction, Lean, nearly left him six feet under when he OD’d on the drink three years ago. Since then, the rapper swore off Lean, but new reports claim that Wayne has relapsed […]

Rob Kardashian addicted to syrup and weed?

For months now, rumors have been swirling that Rob Kardashian’s life has been spinning out of control thanks to his weight problems, alleged substance abuse and rumored feuding with his famous family members. Now, photos of the famous Kardashian brother have surfaced, showing him allegedly using drugs. In the photos, which were posted by TMZ, […]

Actavis cough syrup discontinuation could increase street value of ‘Lean’

In the upcoming months, there will be a shortage of “Drank” and “Lean” on the streets. According to reports, the pharmaceutical company Actavis has decided to cease production of their Promethazine Codeine cough syrup. The company has pulled the product because of the recreational use that has become prominent. The syrup is often used by […]

Gucci Mane and other rappers with drug addictions

Gucci Mane has been the talk of the town for all of the wrong reason this past week as fans have been clamoring over his infamous twitter war with Nicki Minaj (who he claimed he slept with), Tyga, Waka Flocka Flame and several of his former hip-hop buddies. Things got even worse for Gucci when he […]

Hip-hop’s drugs of choice

Music is a big influence in the lives of young people today. Rap artist like Trinidad James and Lil Wayne promote drug use in just about every song. It’s no wonder young people are  either  getting addicted or dying from drugs at an alarming rate. Checkout a few popular drugs that are being glamorized by […]

Mac Miller reveals he quit syrup because it made him fat

Drugs aren’t anything new in the hip-hop community, but in recent years rappers have gone from talking about selling drugs to doing them — in extreme amounts. And while many fans have been focused on the questionable drug use of rappers like Lil Wayne and Rick Ross, rap newcomer Mac Miller recently admitted that he […]

Sizzurp, lean, codeine: Hip-hop’s deadly prescription

Sizzurp, Lean, Codeine. Whatever term you prefer, high-profile rappers like Lil Wayne, Kanye West, and Future are all talking about it in some of the hottest songs this year.  With the recent health scare from Lil Wayne, media outlets large and small and having discussions about the perscription drug that does more than give users […]

Lil Wayne Discusses Enjoying A Life of Sobriety

Lil Wayne was arguably, at one time, the poster boy for substance abuse in the hip-hop community, lacing his bizarre and wildly popular lyrics with references to his addictions. But now the emcee is rapping a different tune as opens up with MTV News about why he’s enjoying his life of sobriety The Young Money […]