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Lupe The Killer Pt. 1

This is part of the reason why Lupe is the best rapper in my opinion.
1Lupe Fiasco
Enemy of the State


Unh! I bring you murder in the first And even as we speak we gettin further in this verse ************************* Murder in the first degree, murder in the first verse. he references this again at the beginning of the 2nd verse with the "187 on my second". fairly simple so far
2 Random ass band
Random ass album


Mercy, he's a mess! So immersed in his murk He's two thirds submerged below the surface where they surf ************************* - Obviously talking about water. 2/3 of the earth is covered by water - Murk is also slang for murder. Still keeping it simple. Hang on.
3Another Random Band
Self Titled


This is where I lay it down like a bird givin birth So call me Lu the Giant's Goose or just, Faberge paint Til I'm called back to the shore by the watchers of the Bay ************************* Besides the obvious bird wordplay (and extended water metaphor): Lu= Sweet Lou = Lou Piniella Goose = Goose Gossage They were teammates on the New York Yankees. Goose was a pitcher The Giants (baseball) also originated in New York. they moved to San Francisco. hence the line about the Bay
4 Impressed Yet?
Just Wait


I wait, till I come back like a tsunami Never microwave like the watchers of the weight I'm wrapped in aluminum foil, I do my dirt like Kwame Until that same soil being pushed into my grave ************************* - Obviously continuing the water wordplay. - Never microwave...Tsunami's are large waves, not micro, as in small. - "Never microwave like the watchers of the weight" Weight Watchers make microwavable food plans. - "Im wrapped in aluminum foil" You can't put aluminum foil in the microwave - Watchers of the weight = Drug dealers - "Never microwave" = his doesn't get hot - Kwame was Earth, the black dude on Captain Planet. meaning, he does his dirty work with his boys. When they came together, they were unstoppable (I'll get back to this)
5Fanboy
So What


Until that same soil being pushed into my grave But I'm so ahead of my time, the next day Might strike oil while I have layed, homie I'm so crude Texas T, haters is so screwed But I can't feel it like a flathead in a Philips Don't get it twisted, I'm no tool ************************* - Obviously referencing the "dirt" he does like Kwame. - Texas Tea is slang for oil. also slang for sizzurp - "screwed" starting the hardware wordplay. Screwed also means to make a drink alcoholic. Chopped and Screwed music also originated in Houston, TX - Twisted as in the action you do to a screw. Also means to get drunk obviously
6 Dance Central
Kinect


More cool than a pool in a blizzard With ice cubes in it during Christmas Meanin there's no school, i'm a misfit Like I'm throwin a fit Or I just can't fit it, tidbit too big gotta hem it til it's fresh to death Dressed to kill it, like unh ************************* - No school during Christmas. misfit as in a bad kid who doesn't go to school. - Throwing a fit like a temper tantrum. fit also as in outfit - "Or I just can't fit it" as in clothing - Tidbit too big, meaning it's barely too big. Tidbits are also the things you put on a bit wrench (hardware wordplay again) - Hes gotta hem his to fit. (i.e, dumb down his lyrics to cater to hip-hop heads)
7Snowing
Fuck Your Emotional Bullshit


Unh! 187 on my second, I reckon This is an assault with a deadly session A soft peace and blessins to the sentence that be reppin All across in every direction, locality, and section ************************* 187 = Murder. Murder in the second degree, murder in the 2nd verse. - Sentence as in the structure of speech. sentence as in a prison term - Hes saying getting away with murder. Hes killing the track and nobody is even catching it. So uhh yea nigguz
8Horns Become Halos
Horns Become Halos


Give it how I live it most niggaz won't believe Or achieve how I did it most niggaz won't receive Till I leave and I bereave the secrets of my sickness How I, flooded the streets like Venice ************************* - Aside from the ridiculous multisyllabic schemes in there, he's saying he won't get the respect he deserves until he's dead - He's also referencing his boys who move weight on the side to help support him (how him and his boys "Do dirt like Kwame", which will come up again in the 3rd verse)
9 LG Optimus V
Virgin Mobile


Phone's in the mail I'm Colonel Mustard with the speech They ain't catchin me, no suspicions of stickin No convictions on my rap sheet I'm so committed, lay my murder game, that's sweet ************************* People aren't catching all the slick shit he's saying in his lyrics (getting away with murder) also using it as a metaphor to not getting caught by the law, hence the "no suspicions" or charges "stickin" or"convictions on his rap sheet" (referencing his slick lyrics again, as well as his clean legal record) He's "committing" murder right in front of everyone but nobody's catching him, so basically shitting on you Sputnikers
10 Push Me
Touch Me


Speakeasy like Prohibition, no admission If you ain't knockin like me to the underground bar, buryin a toast Dodgin the raid like roach, nigga please ************************* - Speakeasy's were the illegal bars during prohibition. - Speakeasy also obviously meaning he spits like this easily - You had to use a password or a special knock to get into most Speakeasy's - Most Speakeasy's were underground, hence underground bar - Underground bar-barian. Lupe is an underground MC and he's a savage with his bars - Speakeasy's got raided like drug spots do today. referencing his boys once again
11 Satisfaction
So I Can Get It


Unh! I make it give up the ghost On the trifecta, the third, I differ ************************* - Give up the ghost means to give up. - Hes murdering/beating up the track into submission. - The third as in the 3rd verse. To hit a Trifecta when betting on horse-racing means you got the first 3 places right. Meaning, he "got" (killed) all 3 verses. - Ghost. TRIFEcta. Ghostface and Trife Da God. (remember this "Ghost" reference for later)
12 Ramone
Malone


Nigga, you ain't heard? My lecture like Lector Letcha in on a secret, but you can't leak it ************************* - His "lecture" (teaching with his lyrics) is like Hannibal Lector. In the movie Hannibal, he opens up dudes skull and exposes his brain. Lupe's opening dude's minds. - He's about to let y'all in on the secret of 1st and 15th
13 Busta Rhymes
Blackwater Park


Lupe's the killa, killa, killa, killa Since my entrance, my niggaz had packs They moved 'em to a trap like Winston Far from bustas, baby nah All my homies henchmen I was the rhymer, my talk went through the walls like Slimer ************************* - Since the beginning his boys had packs (Drug bundles) First and 15th was built on drug money (word to his boy/business partner getting busted with bricks of Heroin and Cocaine) - Trap (The drug spot) - "Like Winston" Winston cigarette packs. - Winston Churchhill was said to have been in a "trap" when he joined the WW2 conflict. - Busta's = Ghostbusters Winston was also one of the Ghostbusters. "Packs" the Ghostbusters always had those backpacks on. "Far from bustas, baby nah, all my homies henchmen" - His boys are far from lames (bustas). Henchmen are villains of course
14 Opeth
Cryonics


"Far from Bustas, my homies Henchmen... I was the Rhymer" - Busta Rhymes. his bodyguard is Jimmy Henchmen. His boys were never far away from him like Busta's bodyguard (so don't fuck with him) "I was the rhymer, my talk went through the walls like Slimer... Or like, eating vagina " - "Rhymer" completing the whole Busta Rhymes wordplay. - Lupe was the rhymer. He was the frontman of the whole drug operation. His boys did the dirty work behind the scene and used it to front his legal hip-hop operation. - "Talk went through the walls" the cops were listening. Slimer (from Ghostbusters) could go through walls. - Eating vagina (vaginal walls)
15Lil Wayne
Rebirth


Or, a stray bullet, whichever ways I put it Crooks was hooked like crooks through neighborhoods I pushed it Little Caesar niggaz pizzas was like book it Delivery mean like Leroy Green ************************* "Crooks was hooked like crux" ...they had fiends hooked like crux (a constellation that looks like a fish-hook) - Little Caesar obviously referencing the pies they "delivered" "Delivery mean like Leroy Green" - Lupe's delivery in rhyming, and his boys delivery of the drugs... Leroy Green was an actor who played in the story of Bruce Lee's biopic "The Last Dragon"...mean "punch" delivery, like Lupe's punchlines... Leroy Green is also a Hollywood writer... He's credited as a writer for what movie? Ghostbusters. - "Little Caesar pizzas was like book it" Book it as in police terms. (to put somebody on the books) rapper Lil Cease niggas helped put Lil Kim "on the books" when he testified against her
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