The Early Hours Rugs

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They're 100% acrylic hand tufted rugs with a nice plush 10mm pile height (how tall they cut them). They range from $175-250 with shipping included in the USA, currently they are unavailable internationally. 

Made to order, you can expect production to take 2-4 weeks after payment. Other items in your order will ship separately beforehand. 

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The History of The Double Cup (or Putting Purple Drank In Context or Why Our Cups Are Empty)

(Note from Clif – The Early Hours – So, this article is written by Mac Mccann, from Dallas, Texas (currently living in Austin), and my notes after are written to give some context to The Double Cup design we feature on our products.  The first part is written to give some history and context to The Double Cup in culture and society, and then I have added some notes on why we thought about using it in the first place, how it fits into our brand, and why we didn’t include codeine splashes, but rather an empty cup. It’s factual but only as far as we have been able to research/experience, so please read it first and email us at the email at the bottom of the article if you have any corrections or suggestions. Thanks all, enjoy..) 

While drugs and music have seemingly been related since the dawn of culture, few drugs are intertwined with a specific culture in the way that ‘lean’ is connected with hip-hop – especially Texas hip-hop. From DJ Screw and Big Moe to Lil’ Wayne, lean and hip-hop have expanded their influence hand-in-hand.

‘Lean’ is a slang term for a recreational drug that’s typically made with prescription-strength cough syrup containing codeine and promethazine, mixed with soft drinks such as Sprite, Mountain Dew, or Big Red, and sometimes with Jolly Rancher hard candy.  The concoction has a variety of nicknames, such as ‘syrup,’ ‘sizzurp,’ ‘barre,’ ‘purple drank’ (or simply ‘purp’), and ‘Texas Tea.’ As it’s typically consumed in double Styrofoam cups, it’s often alluded to by discussing ‘styrofoam cups’ or ‘double cups’ or simply ‘drank.’ (note from Clif - A double stacked cup not only helps to insulate the drink in the hot Texas summer, but it also is a silent way of announcing what is in your cup. Recognition around Texas spread quickly with songs by S.U.C. members from some of the first Screw tapes that featured local rappers talking about pouring up in double cups.)

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