Robitussin,

from A$AP Rocky – Purple Swag Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Robitussin is a type of cough syrup. Cough syrup is what’s used to make dat “purple drank”.

Rejoinder! Robitussin is not only what’s used to make “purple drank” or Lean, Barr, Syrup, Drank, etc. That’s over-the-counter cough syrup that contains DXM, which is a bullshit drug. Drank is made with prescription syrup. It is a codeine with promethazine syrup. Promethazine offers zero narcotic (euphoric) qualities, as it is primarily used as an anti-nausea, it more or less just sounds cool and people think you can get high off of it but you cannot. It is the Codeine in the cough syrup which gets one high and euphoric. Codeine is a Opiate which slows the body and mind down all while feeling carefree and happy from the euphoric properties of it. DJ Screw started chopped and screwed music because of the slowed down feeling that Codeine in the prescription cough syrup provided him and his crew. Often a jolly rancher is added to the Codeine/Promethazine syrup after being mixed with Sprite or Hawaiian Punch, although other drinks are used.

Rejoinder to rejoinder! Calling DXM a bullshit drug makes this post seem childish when in reality DXM is a much more serious and intense drug that’s along the lines of ketamine and LSD, compared to the little buzz that codeine induces.

Further discussion! DXM is a drug that has 4 plateaus — and all of them are completely different, almost as if each level is a different substance high. You reach the plateaus through dosages relating the amount of DXM mg per your body weight by kg. The first plateau is a light buzz that enhances music sounds and gives a slight euphoria, second is like a more enhanced version of being high and drunk, the third plateau is dissociative and is like a lower dose of Ketamine and you usually can’t move much at this plateau and feel very at peace with the universe, and the forth plateau usually contains spiritual experiences and encounters with alien life forms and almost all movement is impossible. DXM is a much more complicated and psychedelic drug and is completely different from codeine.

“DJ Screw started chopped and screwed music because of the slowed down feeling that Codeine in the prescription cough syrup provided him and his crew.”

Screw, a known user of purple drank, said he came up with chopped and screwed music when high on marijuana.

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