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  • datkid1220's picture
    says: (11 Mar '10)

    aight so we all now that lupe is known for his superlyricalness, which include extended metaphors and double, triple, sometimes even quadruple entendres. so, i figured y not make a thread dedicated to that. post some lyrics that u just figured out recently, or took u a while to understand.

    i recently caught the "hijacked the role and went and shot the pilot" line from Hi-Definition.

    and even tho it wasnt recently, it took me a while for me to catch the "a match made in heaven set the fires in hell" line from The Coolest.

     

    wat lines went over ur head..??

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datkid1220's picture
on March 11, 2010

aight so we all now that lupe is known for his superlyricalness, which include extended metaphors and double, triple, sometimes even quadruple entendres. so, i figured y not make a thread dedicated to that. post some lyrics that u just figured out recently, or took u a while to understand.

i recently caught the "hijacked the role and went and shot the pilot" line from Hi-Definition.

and even tho it wasnt recently, it took me a while for me to catch the "a match made in heaven set the fires in hell" line from The Coolest.

 

wat lines went over ur head..??

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4ziATiC's picture

i just caught that line from streets on fire..."nuns/nones say the whores, whores say the nuns/nones and everyone is sure" riiiiiiiiiiii...
lupeforlife's picture

Proof like a vestless chest. he is referring to Eminem's dead friend Proof, he got shot
DeMo's picture

knowin lupe, im sure this was deliberate.
AnonymousG's picture

@demo I'm pretty sure its just nuns with no kind of reference whatsoever to nones.
DeMo's picture

i just caught that line from streets on fire..."nuns/nones say the whores, whores say the nuns/nones and everyone is sure"
no.body's picture

And dude had sit-up references all throughout that verse.... fucking ill man.
Faze_2's picture

After like 2 yrs I figured out " Back to the flow like crunchin' " From "The Champ is Here"
4ziATiC's picture

Don't forget all the Outkast references in The Champ is Here.
ampologist's picture

so if lupe's a coop my man is a sadan\ and if theres more than 2 of us then ur up against a van-the champ is here i think i got it now tho lol
Acirema_Live's picture

@NO.BODY also the part "bitter of the throats in the mirror" refers to the part in the matrix when neo touches the mirror after the broken mirror fixes itself, then the mirror starts to cover his body.
no.body's picture

The bloke in the trench coat in the locs in a chair is Morpheus from The Matrix, when he offered Neo the blue or red pill (metaphor for seeking the truth or staying in the illusion). Lu took both pills, so he has a balance with knowing the truth but coexisting in the facade that is the Hip-Hop industry. He also threw in some vampire/ghost wordplay, and he implies that he's a writer for a ghost writer. Haaa.
Omar Ezz's picture

what does it mean i cant seem to get it
Noa The Ruler's picture

"took both pills when a bloke in a trench coat and the locs in a chair had approached him here and he clear as a ghost so are bitter of the throats in a mirror the writer of the quotes for the ghost who supplier of the notes to the living" This line blew me away when I figured it out.
no.body's picture

In The Champ Is Here, the part where he describes how he got his chain back from the cops by using all animal metaphors were ill... took me a few listens to piece everything together.
AnonymousG's picture

tsk tsk tsk... wheres Chester when you need him?
Aradi's picture

I remember a post about banks and rivers that seems missing now. I get what you mean about the fails, Nianja. Somehow Lupe's lines make people explain even the simplest things to you as "interpretation".
jthompsh's picture

"Its so serious(Sears) everytime i write my John Hancock, could damn near see Detroit...niggas is scared of hieghts" "Runners at Interscope is not as Stout as him, please dont interscope, theres gon be a whole lot of Iovine(IV-ing) and resperating if i lean out this window wit Irene" interscope records people and surgery relating. that took me a while to get not that this took me a while but its sick from dope boysnremix.. "rich i what i wanna get like gifts, but u need blow to get ur birthday wish"
nIANja909's picture

There is so much fail in this thread it's hurting my head. ^And you know it's true cause it came out in rhyme form naturally.
FiascoFanatic_2's picture

"You gone need two heads like the King of Clubs just to figure out the meaning of, I'm just achieving buzz so stay out of son/sun way like you're drinkin' blood..." Meaning that the average Lupe listener doesn't really understand exactly what he is talking about and referring too. And the whole stay out of son/sun way like your drinking blood refers to Lupe's own lane, as well as being a reference towards zombies and vampires, both of them only appear at night and are never seen out in the sun. Didn't take me too long to figure this one out, but yet another one of my favorites.
cohbler's picture

as far as "a match made in heaven set the fires in hell" YOU FORGOT... "a match made in heaven set the fires in hell AND I'LL BE THE COOLEST N****" meaning LUPE will be there to put it out, like a fireman... those leaning back in LIMBO will be saved by Lupe's words THE SURFACE: obviously is about a girl its when you start to dig REALLY deep that you find what I find. Lupe isn't just music to me. He is an idea of what life could look like if everyone could just be in peace. Through him, I see no need for war, only love, ONLY A BUNCH OF L . A . S . E . R . S FNF up homies I'll see you out there
cohbler's picture

"hijacked the role and went and shot the pilot" line from Hi-Definition. WATCH THE TV SHOW "LOST" THEN GET BACK TO ME ON WHO'S GOT IT MASSSSSTTTAAAAAA'd ya'll are in for "the ride of your life" if you follow my instructions...
cohbler's picture

i dare someone to attempt to break down "Me and My Sneakers" AKA "Mastered" in that song you have to run the words together in a google search only to find books that you have to read to re-understand why Lu has it MASTERED. ill give u guys a hint... thas it "not a puffer, im a passer, not a Russia/rusher or a tackler/attackler, I ain't gotta cuff her/cover or tag her/Ortega..." read about Daniel Ortega and Russia from history also "attackler" is a term from the fiction novel "Fennigan's Wake" read about the Irish folk story by Tim Fennigan... THEN TELL ME WHOS GOT IT MASTAAAAAAA'd, MASSSSSSSSSTAAAADDDDDD 85 an hour, bout to TAKE EM BACKWARDS 88-delorian for back to the future 88 - 85 = 3 "pivot and pull from the lines like three's" -The RUN DOWN FATHER SON HOLY SPIRIT AMEN PEOPLE
icemike1's picture

yeah u just got it i mean match is the thing that started the fire
4ziATiC's picture

Yeah, just from where they are originally from.
Dice's picture

I recently caught the "Be clear im not the heir, Im the water fire and the earth." FnF ^^
Acirema_Live's picture

ha yeah that too but there is also pressure on the it was written mixtape. i just didn't seem the need to mention both though i guess if you look at it from your perspective i would probably have noticed it easier
4ziATiC's picture

You mean Pressure from Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor, and Trials & Tribulations from Food & Liquor Bootleg.
Acirema_Live's picture

anyone ever noticed that pressure from the it was written mixtape and trials and tribulations is on the same beat... for the longest time i didn't i guess cause lupe's flow is so different in each song
Aradi's picture

Whoa, Datkid, the filming part just went over my head. I understand the "Khan-Ye" one, just felt like there was something else there, knowing the guy. He wouldn't just say most of his friends in gangs just like that. Ah, as I didn't watch Dragon Ball Z, the Saiyen bit was also lost to me, but it's good to know just one more thing in the incredible Failure. As a Muslim it struck me that he said "astaghfirullah" five times in Little Weapon and also the beginning of Hurt Me Soul. It's a supplication that means "Forgive me, Allah". The bit in Fighters that goes "Holy apartments in the gardens in which the rivers flow" is also a Qur'anic reference describing paradise.
4ziATiC's picture

vv Dig Free Chilly Freestyle too.

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