Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Purple Drank and JaMarcus Russell

Oh JaMarcus Russell, you couldn't just stop at being one of the worst NFL quarterbacks ever.

You had to drag down the African-American community by playing to a stereotype and being arrested for illegally possessing a codeine syrup that's commonly known as Purple Drank when mixed with things such as 7-Up or Jolly Ranchers .

Purple Drank is pretty big in southern rap community as Three 6 Mafia's "Sippin on some Syrup" was actually about drinking it.

It apparently gives the user an altered state of consciousness. Although it doesn't matter how high Russell gets,  he's not going to find a realm where he's a good NFL quarterback.

Russell really couldn't have gotten arrested for weed or cocaine or something like that.  There's already an affiliation with black people liking Grape Drink.

Dave Chappelle's bit on the black kid wanting Grape Drink over Sunny D does make a lot more sense now though.

Here's the original Sunny D commercial.  That's how they get you, hook you on the Grape Drink as a kid because  Purple Drank is the adult version of it.

And, it's now clear that the Flaming Moe must have been a version of Purple Drank because its key ingredient was Krusty Brand Cough Syrup which turned the drink purple and made people act unusual.

Once again, everything in life comes back to "The Simpsons."

1 comment:

  1. great stuff stevo. makes me think of black history month dinners at towers - "racism never tasted so good"