Syzzurp, Lean, Dirty Sprite, or Purple Drank, whatever you call it, Future promotes drinking the illegal mixture of prescription cough syrup and flavored soda. I would say about 80 percent of Future Hendrix’s music is about how he likes to drink his “Dirty Sprite.” He even dedicated an album to the cough syrup-filled cocktail.
Obviously, those who partake in the drink, feel a high, but Future told Rolling Stone that it’s not really about getting high for him, it’s the relaxed feeling that comes from the drank.
“At first, it wasn’t something that I loved,” he told Rolling Stone. “It wasn’t till I discovered what I loved about it. It started making me more relaxed. Sometimes you experience anxiety, and it did me some good for that. I don’t feel like I ever abused it. I used it for what I felt was needed.”
You’d think that relaxed feeling is just a part of the high, but who are we to question the chart-topping artist?
One day, someone will introduce him to marijuana and he’ll see that it has the same relaxing effect, without the fear of ending up in an emergency room.
Either way, that’s Future’s reasoning for worshiping Sprite and cough syrup.