Author: Daniel Al Mahasneh

The Deadly Cough Syrup

  Drug reference has been present in music for years. Rappers in specific are known to make drug use and abuse mainstream and acceptable. Because of rappers, drugs have become a regular daily routine in the daily lives of artists and the people inspired by the music. The deadly cough syrup mixed with sprite is known for its street name“Sizzurp” Or “Lean” or “Drank” etc. Is a cough syrup that contains codeine and promethazine. The drug is sold under the pharmaceutical company Activist. The first time “lean” was mentioned in a rap music was back in 1998 where Dj screw dropped a single with the title of “Sippin Codeine” with the use of lyrics that say “I Sipp codeine it makes a southside playa lean, stackin green, steady stackin green, steady sippin codeine.”. Though “Sizzurp” was not made popular until about 2012 where the rapper Lil Wayne promoted his single “Me and my Drank” that contained l “I buy a bottled pop, drop some syrup in it”. It is clear how rappers give this drug …

Meditate For a Better Life

We live in a world in which people are prescribed medicine all kinds of disorders and conditions, regardless of diagnosis, effectiveness, or long-term consequences. A common example in schools today is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. People get diagnosed for disorders like ADHD and end up being hooked on medication which will forever ruin their lives, instead of just freeing their minds and meditating. Meditation has been practiced for centuries, and some of the earliest references to meditation have been found in the Hindu Vedas of India. Even today, meditation is still used by many people to improve their quality of life. Ideally, the act of meditation is one whose aim is to reach complete awareness and consciousness and to be present in the moment—a truly difficult state to achieve, especially today with so many distractions around us. Phones may allow us to connect to one another across space and time, but meditation can truly allow a person to be one with the world: complete, only the individual and what connects him to the world. The …