Monday, November 15, 2010

Shots Fired Old School Mondays

Sippin' On Some Syrup - Three 6 Mafia feat. UGK

"Sippin' On Some Syrup" is a track from Three 6 Mafia's fourth studio album, When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1. It features UGK and Project Pat. The song samples the synthesizer intro and keyboard instrumental from Marvin Gaye's 1978 song, "Is That Enough" from the singer's Here, My Dear album. "Syrup" is slang for codeine and promethazine.

A video was made for the song, however it did not get much airtime on MTV or BET. In the video Juicy J can be seen wearing a hat with the design from Insane Clown Posse's album The Amazing Jeckel Brothers. ICP appeared on a track from When The Smoke Clears.

The main remix, "Sippin' On Some Syrup (Remix)" aka, "Purple Punch", features Dipset rappers Cam'ron, Jim Jones and Juelz Santana. DJ Paul, Juicy J, and Bun B also return with new verses (Pimp C could not return due to his incarceration); Project Pat's chorus from the original was included. A video of the remix was made, although Cam'ron's verse is removed. The "syrup" referred to is lean, a recreational drug made by mixing medicated cough syrup containing codeine, promethazine, Jolly Ranchers, and soda.

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