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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 …

Peres Remembered

On September 27, 2016 Shimon Peres, who served as president of Israel, died after suffering a stroke. As news of his death became public he was remembered as dovish worker “for peace in the Middle East.” The New York Times stated that he set “an example for forward thinking” and “envisioned [the] morals…being lived here today in Israel.” The Washington Post even published in his obituary that he was an “Israeli patriot who believed in peace.” Associated Press praised Mr. Peres “as a visionary who committed his life to the elusive goal of lasting peace in the Middle East.” To add insult to injury, he even received a Nobel Peace Prize and was awarded  a Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama for his supposed acts of “peacemaking.” Yet if we review his history I highly doubt the term “peacemaker” will cross our minds.