My generation sippin' cough syrup
Like it's water, never no pancakes in the kitchen, man

from Kendrick Lamar – A.D.H.D Lyrics on Rap Genius


Kendrick contrasts the maple syrup that you pour on your pancakes with the cough syrup members of his generation drink to get a buzz (aka “lean”). This implies that Kendrick’s fellow members of the Reagan-era will choose fun and getting high over actual nourishment.

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