Why you ready to die? you just a baby
Why them tears up in your eyes? You just a baby
Keep your head up in the sky You just a baby
Quit chasing money nevermind you just a baby
Why you wanna be born again? You just a baby
Why you playing in them streets? You just a baby
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
Son…Lupe went ALL THE WAY in on this shit bruh. This just goes to show that Lupe’s at his best when he lets his god tier wordplay do the heavy lifting and checks the megaphone wielding, social justice grandstanding at the door. Say what you will about Lupe’s antics on social media but if you can honestly listen to this and not acknowledge him as one of the greatests living lyricists then I can’t even really fuck with you.