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Top 20 Songs Dedicated to Drank, Part 2

Friday we brought you the first installment of songs passionately devoted to syrup. So far we've confirmed that Houston is indeed the only City of Syrup. It's also safe to say that the late Screwed Up Click legend Big Moe sang about sipping more than anyone ever could, as he dominates this list with seven out of 20 songs.


Top 20 Songs Dedicated to Drank, Part 1

Houston artists' love/hate relationship with syrup starts to surface after the 2000 death of the beloved DJ Screw and eventually Moe himself in 2007. In this batch of songs (once again, in no specific order), we'll take a look at ten more Houston classics, including how some younger Houston artists express their love of lean.

10. Three Six Mafia, "Sippin' on Some Syrup"

Yes, this is a Three Six Mafia song. Yes, they are from Memphis. However, when UGK (originally from Port Arthur) hopped on the song, it automatically became laced with Texas trillness. In the summer of 2000, "Sippin'" had every dumbass in cities nationwide running to Walgreen's and putting over-the-counter cough syrup in baby bottles. Everyone wanted to sip on sizzurp when this song came out.

Most Memorable Line: I'd like to say Pimp C's entire verse, but here's a taste: "I got the wet promethazine/ Thick orange and yellow tuss/ Hydrocodone on the hands-free phone"

9. Z-Ro, "Barre Kelly"

The title of this freestyle alone should let you know about the awesomeness that is about to ensue. In 2010, Z-Ro wanted to let everyone know that he was still a vet at sipping. Why else would he take on the title? He puts his love of drank into an old school hip-hop instrumental and even gives you a little Rick James too.

Most Memorable Line: "King of the ghetto, awwready/ White cup in my hand/ Call me Barre Kelly"

8. Big Moe feat. Big H.A.W.K. & Z-Ro, "Po' It Up"

Screwed Up Click members team up on this feel-good classic from Moe's City of Syrup, one of my personal favorites. It's quite informative, as the late Big H.A.W.K. gives us a few recipes along with syrup's scientific side effects.

Most Memorable Lines: "Po' up an eight/ In a Orange Sunkist/ Or a Welch's Grape"

"Big Red lookin' bloody like a blood transfusion/ And too much drank can cause an illusion/ Make ya knees get weak, and ya eyes get hazy/ And ya mouth wide open, now ya lookin' crazy/ Drank makes ya lazy, just ask the Barre Baby"

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