It’s mean, soldiers Now let me put the streets down like steamrollers With the CATS that push 40 oz. through the hood like King Cobras See we sling soda Cause the extra four in the split is mixed It’s really thirty-six Used to buy toasters and clips You can tighten your circle or boa constrict While you was lighting your purple, I was over the scripts See, I could walk the walk, couldn’t really talk the talk Had to get my talk to properly explain my walk Cause this lack in talk had my walk looking off Now I’m over the limp Watch how they mugs drop when they see my Verbal’s able That’s the Usual When I was po’ I was low Now me and my Chaps cop Purple Label It’s Ralph Lauren on the rap laureate Niggas brown nose, they are like Alf to him Runners at Interscope are not as Stoute as him Please don’t Interscope It’s gonna be a whole lot of Iovine and respirating If I lean out this window with Irene Niggas as tall as Yao Ming With L-U-P-Emperor Is the foundation’s, I-beams and the antennas It’s so serious every time I write my John Hancock like Could damn near see Detroit, I see you Niggas is scared of heights This is Saran Wrap and aluminum foil Some potpourri, a little machine oil I stack my paper and throw off my scents This is top floor, better look out below Pennies from heaven is the same as a semi from the second And I reign supreme Turn your umbrellas upside down Did you even catch the change in theme - Lupe Fiasco
For the people that say “I don’t fuck with Lupe” He never cheated you!
“Speaking of art specifically. There’s tons or narratives and things that people think that everything that drops is supposed to be great and enjoyed right now. And sometimes it take ten years, fifteen years, a hundred years you know for stuff to kind of really get it’s true thing. But as of right now you know we dealing right now. People gonna say it’s a failure because we only did so much. We only sold so many copies so it’s a failure. There’s people who don’t like Lupe at all. There’s people that turn’t off their radio when they seen that I was coming waiting for me to get off so they can go back to whatever the next segment will be without me being on. So it’s understood what it is. But that doesn’t take away from what this album is. That it’s one of the best albums that dropped in the past ten years. That is probably my best work that I ever done which speaks to a lot. Because what is considered my best work is so miles ahead of the next nigga’s shit. It’s true. I never put bullshit in the game. You go through my history it’s all about empowering, showing balance, getting you to think. I never hit you with dumb shit ever.” - Lupe Fiasco
‘If you hop off the Lupe timeline, like if you stopped at a certain album, your not gonna get it. Like if you left, if you walked out of the movie because you had to go to the bathroom you missed the whole scene where the dude got shot and that’s why he shot the little girl. “Why he shoot the little girl? fuck this movie!” And it’s like nah that little girl had the demon baby in her. But people don’t see that. So it’s the same thing with anything people walk out halfway through the conversation and only catch, fuck Martin Luther King nigga fuck king! Yo that song came out last year on Big Krit’s album, and it was in response to Big Krit’s verse where Big Krit was trying to help niggas. And I was like imma play devil’s advocate and say fuck these niggas. Let’s just get money and nigga’s whose mentality who is fuck Martin Luther King. Not in words but in their actions. Every time you kill another black man you saying fuck Martin Luther King. Your saying fuck Malcolm X. You think it’s cool to tweet out a picture on his birthday and say something else, but it’s like nigga you just took old home girl’s girl sold dope to dude, and you would kill this nigga in a heartbeat if he came in your fucking house. But you would walk right past a bum on the street to go into Foot Locker to pay a thousand dollars for six pairs of shoes. What the fuck is wrong with you?’ - Lupe Fiasco