40 Of The Best Hip-Hop Songs That Mention Lean

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  • Juicy J
    Much like molly was the buzz word for viral hits in 2012 and 2013, we are now, like it or not, firmly in the age of lean. Sure, sizzurp has been in the game for decades, emerging out of the depths of the Houston underground and firmly into the mainstream with DJ Screw, UGK, the Swishahouse factory and Three 6 Mafia. It killed Screw and Pimp C, ruined (or helped, depending on your perspective) Gucci Mane, was a consistent crutch for Soulja Boy and did an unfortunately fantastic job of nearly leading to a premature end to Lil Wayne.<br /><br />Recently, the Atlanta scene has been a hotbed of the stuff, with everyone from Future to Migos to Young Thug and everyone in between rapping about their favorite double cups. After Rich Homie Quan was <a title="quan" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2014/05/rich-homie-quan-lean-seizures/" target="_blank">rushed to the hospital this week</a> after suffering two seizures while on the set of his new music video, the overwhelming suspicion was that Quan was downing lean, too. But despite its serious and well-documented health risks, it seems that rappers can't stay away—or stop rapping about it. <em>XXL</em> has compiled a list of 40 songs that reference lean specifically—not purple drank, not sizzurp, but, to quote Young Thug, L-E-A-N-I-N-G/Lean lean lean lean lean lean-lean-lean. From 2 Chainz to Nas, check out the rappers dropping references to that purple stuff. —<a title="danrys" href="https://twitter.com/danrys" target="_blank"><em>Dan Rys</em></a>
  • young thug ryanmuir
    <h2>"Two Cups Stuffed"</h2><b>Young Thug</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>1017 Thug</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "L-E-A-N-I-N-G/Lean, lean, lean, lean, lean lean lean" or the hook, "Uno dos cups stuffed!/Uno dos cups stuffed!/Uno dos cups stuffed!/Uno dos cups stuffed!"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/n4l2e80vR0w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Photo: Ryan Muir
  • migos sxsw
    <h2>"Hannah Montana"</h2><b>Migos</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Young Rich Niggas</em><br /><b>Lyric (by Quavo):</b> "Hannah Montana I'm sellin' them bricks out the Phantom/Got Hannah Montana I'm drinking the lean out the Fanta"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/rjTVmv8p7vo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 2 chainz
    <h2>"Gasolean"</h2><b>2 Chainz</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Codeine Cowboy</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "Yeah, I'm on that gas/And yeah, I'm on that lean/We mix it all together and we call it gasolean"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/dcHxHU1wuRY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • ab-soul
    <h2>"Thorns And Horns"</h2><b>Lupe Fiasco featuring Ab-Soul</b><br /><b>Project:</b> Single<br /><b>Lyric (by Ab-Soul):</b> "I got some lean up in my Sprite/I call it the Jesus Juice/What would Jesus do? Whoo!"<br /><br /><iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/137792694&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe>
  • ASAP FERG
    <h2>"Work (Remix)"</h2><b>A$AP Ferg featuring A$AP Rocky, French Montana, ScHoolboy Q and Trinidad Jame$</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Trap Lord</em><br /><b>Lyric (by French Montana):</b> "Baby don't pray for me, pray for the weak/I'm drinkin' lean, it help me sleep/Illuminati? I'm from the streets/Never sold my body, we takin' bodies"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jkHI1hGvWRY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • chief keef
    <h2>"Ight Doe"</h2><b>Chief Keef</b><br /><b>Project:</b> N/A<br /><b>Lyric:</b> "I don't drink liquor but I sip lean, though/Bitch I payed 600 for this pint, though"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/hfNRvDbn-EI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • danny brown
    <h2>"Float On"</h2><b>Danny Brown featuring Charli XCX</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Old</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "Can't get a wink 'less I'm leaning off of syrup/Dreaming of my past like a nightmare so I wake up"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/KWGrUaPGdE4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • fat trel
    <h2>"Fresh"</h2><b>Fat Trel featuring Rockie Fresh</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Gleesh</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "You can try but I really dont fight/Drinkin' lean finna catch me a flight"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/mV5HCxYSNyM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • flatbush zombies
    <h2>"Drug Parade"</h2><b>Flatbush Zombies featuring Danny Brown</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>BetterOffDead</em><br /><b>Lyric (by Meech):</b> "Join the regime/Whole sheet of LSD for the team/Eyes low, sour dies[el]/She sippin' that Jeremy Lean"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/CpaeeODsJ-E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Fredo Santana
    <h2>"Like Woah"</h2><b>Fredo Santana</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>It's A Scary Site 2</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "Man I smoke a lot of O's/Sip lean and I fuck a lot of hoes/Got a big ass gun (woah)/And that bitch gonna blow like woah"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/9t5jy-4kHlE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • future
    <h2>"Shit"</h2><b>Future</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Honest</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "My ambitions as a rider/Sippin' on lean getting higher/Nigga I'm a codeine buyer/No you not a foreign whip driver"<br /><br /><iframe frameborder="0" width="670" height="380" src="//www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x1534wr" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Lil Wayne
    <h2>"Trippy"</h2><b>Lil Wayne featuring Juicy J</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>I Am Not A Human Being II</em><br /><b>Lyric (by Juicy J):</b> "Hit the weed man, tell him that I need a bag/Wake up every morning and I take a drag/Take the blunt, dip it in the lean then I laugh/In your baby mama ear and I'm gonna smash"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_KkJJWeFWT8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • gucci mane
    <h2>"I Heard"</h2><b>Gucci Mane featuring Rich Homie Quan</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Trap House 3</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "She suck the dick like no teeth/She on her knees like she got no knees/It's three and we ain't got no lean/Gotta call somebody need more PT"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/HtqhI2QeouA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • ASAP Rocky
    <h2>"Servin' Lean (Remix)"</h2><b>PeeWee Longway featuring A$AP Rocky</b><br /><b>Project:</b> N/A<br /><b>Lyric (by A$AP Rocky):</b> "Since my early teens, I been sitting clean, mixing, sipping lean/With the leader, up in illy beamers, that's a misdemeanor, FEMA"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/pUHEVC5lrp4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • jarren benton
    <h2>"Lean"</h2><b>Jarren Benton</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Freebasing With Kevin Bacon</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "You put the codeine in the Sprite/And then you mix it all up/Then you sip it slow/That's how them killas get fucked up/We call it Lean"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/LRJUbxeGahs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • juicy j
    <h2>"Smoke A Nigga"</h2><b>Juicy J featuring Wiz Khalifa</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Stay Trippy</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "Cali weed in a dutch/Purple lean in my cup/Smokin' while I'm drivin'/Nigga we be fucked up"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/AnpllMWOQYw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • kevin Gates
    <h2>"4:30AM"</h2><b>Kevin Gates</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Stranger Than Fiction</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "Gladiators on deck/Drug user, don’t drink sprite/And when I do, it ain't pink sprite/A lot of lean, it’s purple"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/tqZr8bZ2sp4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • kid ink
    <h2>"Iz U Down"</h2><b>Kid Ink featuring Tyga</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>My Own Lane</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "Just pour me up, higher/I’m sippin' lean like I’m on a fuckin' diet/L.A. nigga, 'bout to start a fuckin' riot/Why you tryna deny it?"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/dP_NzMBOqPY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • king louie
    <h2>"My Hoes They Do Drugs"</h2><b>King Louie featuring Juicy J and Pusha T</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Drilluminati</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "Now I don't know about you, cuz/My hoes they drugs/Pop a bean, pourin' lean/My hoes they do drugs/Now I don't know about you, cuz/My hoes they drugs/Poppin' Molly, rolling weed up"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fLlOGZg3hP0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • kirko bangz
    <h2>"Drank In My Cup"</h2><b>Kirko Bangz</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Progression 2: A Young Texas Playa</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "I'm in her head like Maybelline/H-Town so I'm made for lean/I'm in her soul, I make her scream/I don't ride the toll, don't pay the change"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/TotbU952HNk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • lil bibby
    <h2>"Stressin'"</h2><b>Lil Bibby</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Free Crack</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "Ain't enough smoke/Ain't enough lean/You ain't did what I did/You ain't seen what I've seen"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/UDYb8OLm8Vw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • lil debbie
    <h2>"2 Cups"</h2><b>Lil Debbie featuring DollaBillGates</b><br /><b>Project:</b> N/A<br /><b>Lyric:</b> "All I need is two cups of some lean/And a bad bitch just to roll up my weed/Bended through the city with the gold on my teeth/Probably in the scrape with the 4's underneath"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ykwwz20RULg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • future
    <h2>"Dirty Sprite"</h2><b>Future</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Dirty Sprite</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "One, two cups keep my ice cool/Three or four zips have me leaning like a fool/Purple Sprite on top of ice/I'm rocking ice I'm dirty sprite"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Ka9H41yNw5A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • lil wayne woodies
    <h2>"Bitches And Bottles (Let's Get It Started)"</h2><b>DJ Khaled featuring Future, T.I. and Lil Wayne</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Kiss The Ring</em><br /><b>Lyric (by Lil Wayne):</b> "Man I'm on that lean/Liquor for the bitches/Who fuckin' wit me?/All I hear is crickets"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/reTjwRYTAE8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Mac Miller
    <h2>"Loud"</h2><b>Mac Miller</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Macadelic</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "Hear that Jerm beat banging with a glass of lean/When I went to every high school class would be/Tryna fuck the female faculty"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_BYIEXzdnlY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • soulja boy
    <h2>"Zan With That Lean"</h2><b>Soulja Boy featuring J-Money</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Juice</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "Zan with that lean/Soulja Boy be clean/True Religion jeans/Shit you never seen/Fresh up on that scene"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/u4Krp84ykoc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • juicy j
    <h2>"Juicy J Can't"</h2><b>Juicy J</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Blue Dream And Lean</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "Lean overflowing like New Orleans' broken levies/No relationship with hoes, I just want that Becky/I'm bout my money, I gets my fetti/Street nigga, North Memphis, bitch I still rep it"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/CX5YzMhhAmw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Meek Mill
    <h2>"I'm A Thug"</h2><b>YG featuring Meek Mill</b><br /><b>Project:</b> N/A<br /><b>Lyric (by Meek Mill):</b> "She gon fuck the whole team/I be on lean/Sipping on purp/Me, my nigga Dean"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/CkiD38Sa2Q0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez/WireImage
  • migos
    <h2>"Ounces"</h2><b>Migos</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Solid Foundation</em><br /><b>Lyric (by Quavo):</b> "Money taller than mountains/Drinking lean out of damn water fountains/She so bad gave me erection or erode/Whatever you call it"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/glaTGTl2azE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • mike jones
    <h2>"Still Tippin'"</h2><b>Mike Jones featuring Paul Wall and Slim Thug</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Honest</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "My gasoline always supreme/Got do-do to burn with a pint of lean/It takes grinding to be a King"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/WYTBsN-KeNE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Nas
    <h2>"Hip-Hop"</h2><b>DJ Khaled featuring Scarface, Nas and DJ Premier</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Kiss The Ring</em><br /><b>Lyric (by Nas):</b> "She slowed me down and had me guzzling on cups of lean/She's a middle-aged cougar, showing youngins the dream"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/1AoJUwL2FGE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Photo Credit: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images
  • que
    <h2>"Time"</h2><b>Que</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Who Is Que?</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "Might pop Molly, make the time move forward/Might sip lean so the time move slower"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/--x7CqD1NUY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • rocko
    <h2>"U.O.E.N.O."</h2><b>Rocko featuring Future and Rick Ross</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Gift Of Gab 2</em><br /><b>Lyric (by Future):</b> "This a thousand dollar pair of shoes and U.O.E.N.O it/This a thousand dollar cup of lean and U.O.E.N.O it/This a half a million dollar car, U.O.E.N.O it/I came up from bottom, U.O.E.N.O it"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/qEkcYsqu6MU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • schoolboy q
    <h2>"Break The Bank"</h2><b>ScHoolboy Q</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Oxymoron</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "Hid the gun in the trees, arrest me by the court/I just wanna smoke weed and sip lean by the quart"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/rc-Vqcud32I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • soulja boy prayer hands
    <h2>"Molly With That Lean"</h2><b>Soulja Boy</b><br /><b>Project:</b> Single<br /><b>Lyric:</b> "Molly with that lean, rolling through the streets/Molly with that lean, bitch I do my thing"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/qAkETBkl-zc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Tyga
    <h2>"Just Lean"</h2><b>Tyga featuring Lil Wayne</b><br /><b>Project:</b> N/A<br /><b>Lyric (by Lil Wayne):</b> "Bad bitch, good weed, purple drank, just lean/Now just lean/Yeah/Just lean/Tell a bitch lean"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/3JdyeYssWR8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • UGK Pimp C Bun B
    <h2>"Big Pimpin'"</h2><b>Jay Z featuring UGK</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>Vol. 3...Life And Times Of S. Carter</em><br /><b>Lyric (by Pimp C):</b> Smoking out, pouring up/Keep that lean up in my cup/All my car got leather and wood/In my hood we call it buck"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Cgoqrgc_0cM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • vic mensa
    <h2>"Tweakin'"</h2><b>Vic Mensa featuring Chance The Rapper</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>INNANETAPE</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "And I think it's that weed got me, I'm tweakin'/Maybe that lean got me, I'm tweakin'"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/UR1hMP8y0WQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Wale
    <h2>"The Chicago Falcon (Remix)"</h2><b>Wale featuring The Budos Band</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>The Mixtape About Nothing</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "Eye of the tiger, no I'm never lying/Seven shots down, I'm on that lean like a diet"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ilpmReOp2Jk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • YG
    <h2>"My Nigga"</h2><b>YG featuring Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan</b><br /><b>Project:</b> <em>My Krazy Life</em><br /><b>Lyric:</b> "You lookin' for some lean, lemme call my nigga/He sell it for the high, I need all mines, nigga"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MSrTnWDTdwI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Previously: Trippy Mane: Juicy J’s 15 “Trippiest” Lyrics
Rich Homie Quan Did Not Do Lean Before His Seizures