Sizzurp is a dangerous alcoholic drink concocted of vodka, soda, and codeine cough medicine, according to E-How. The drink started its popularity among the Southern Hip Hop culture, according to Slang City.
This new liquid drug was popularized in Rap music. Sizzurp is a recreational drug that provides a euphoric feeling which is felt from the drug codeine.
Sizzurp is heard in many rap songs and it is no longer contained in the southern states as a drink of choice to get high with.
The codeine cough syrup is traditionally mixed with 7up, vodka and Jolly Rancher candy. The purple hue to Sizzurp is from the cough syrup.
Some of the other slang terms used for Sizzurp is syrup, lean, barre, purple jelly, and Texas tea.
This drink has been around since the 1960’s, according to Slang City. It was popularized with the Hip Hop set in the 90’s.
According to TMZ, the rapper TI and his wife were arrested and it looks as if they may have had Sizzurp in the Styrofoam cups in their car. The police have arrested them after finding Ecstasy in their car, reports TMZ.
The Sizzurp drink is usually sipped out of Styrofoam cups.
As with any drug, this can be very dangerous, the mixture of the chemicals in the cough syrup and the alcohol can suppress your respiratory system and can act to stop your breathing.
Reference: Slang City, E-How, TMZ