Somebody ordered pancakes, I just sip the sizzurp

from Kanye West – Through The Wire Lyrics on Rap Genius


His mouth was wired shut and he couldn’t eat. He could only take in liquids. Ie: Boost, Ensure, Syrup.

He’s also making a hip hop reference to lean / purple drank here. Perhaps specifically to the Three 6 Mafia song. But unlike most rappers, Kanye was probably proscribed his codeine syrup by a doctor in order to manage the pain

This is a clever way to include a popular word without trying to sound like he’s a part of that culture. Lupe Fiasco also did this a lot to maintain his personality while trying to assure hip hop fans that he had credibility in the genre.

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