What is your best Lupe verse/quote?

 
  • What is your best Lupe verse/quote?

    It can be from any of his songs, an interview or even from a magazine!

    I personally like- "Never met her before, but I think I like her like a metaphor, it's hard to get..."- From the song Sunshine.


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  • Anyone!!??

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  • *comes to save the day*

    I feel that Mean & Vicious is his ILLEST song EVER(lyrically)

    The first verse is possibly the greatest metaphor in history.
    The second and 3rd verses were also amazing, and the 2nd one was EXTREMELY creative.

    The first verse from the aforementioned song.

    "He's meannnnnn
    and vicious
    I cant believe hes that rude/
    To those stories those rhymes that jew/
    Then he put 'em on the floor like cat food/
    And put 'em on the track like glue/
    Then put 'em on your head like hat
    Hey back to you lu/, black power/
    Im just running with a barrel full of black powder/
    Wita hole in it hole in it,holdin it, wheezin deep, breathin/
    Running from the fire on the trail i keep leavin/
    I cant shake it i swear its heat seekin/
    I keep seekin/ somewhere to hide from it i can die from it/
    But it keep keepin up just when i think that ive done it/
    It keep sneakin up/
    Ohh leakin barrel of black powder how that flame keep reachin us/
    Just one of the long rended extended metaphors I use/
    This time I used/ the example of a fuse/
    to demonstrate how i cant lose/
    I would put it down but i cant due/ to the glue/ that i used to fuse/
    everything together/
    well i spilled some on my hands/ and gotdamn/
    I might have to carry this forever/
    Well I'm crazy to the game/ till they bury me insane/ "

  • Why thank you Hypa-Link :)
    There was me thinking no one was going to reply!
    I'm feeling the verses.Lupe never fails to lyrically amaze me.

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  • "Hustler for death. No heaven for a gangsta, from the song The cool is the best verse!

  • ''now come on everybody lets make cocain cool we need a few more halfnaked women up in the pool, now hold this mac 10 thats all covered in jewels and can u please put your titties closer to the 22's ?

  • Yea he doesn't.

    But I feel mean & Vicious is just his ILLEST LYRICAL VERSES EVER! lol

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 6 Aug 2008, 10:12
    "Lu Myself" from Lupe The Jedi

    You don't stand a chance, matter o' fact, you don't have half the stance to stand if you stood half a chance.

    That line always gets me.

  • while i would go as far as saying that he is simply not capable of writing a shitty verse that doesn't get me, his first words on his tracks get stuck in mind for some reason, like
    "lussst... can sometimes overwrite trussst"
    or
    "the ink of a scholar is worth a thousand times than the blood of a martyr"

  • I'm Just Trying To Do The Opposite Of Left (Right),
    As Long As There Is The Opposite Of Death (Life)

    - (You'know?!) Yes!
    (You Feel Me?) -

    You Test, And I Might Just Bring The Opposite Of Life (Death)
    Till There's No One The Opposite Of Right (Left)

  • I hope that God forgive us, all of us sinners
    Turn us back into beginners, put us up where the winners go
    Holy apartments in the gardens in which the rivers flow
    Thank you for all your blessings and all of your miracles
    I thank all my fans and all my supporters
    Shout out to Bishop G, congrats on your new baby daughter
    I tip my hat to all my family and friends
    Now we just got one more to go
    L - U - P - END

  • "I'm Just Trying To Do The Opposite Of Left (Right),
    As Long As There Is The Opposite Of Death (Life)

    - (You'know?!) Yes!
    (You Feel Me?) -

    You Test, And I Might Just Bring The Opposite Of Life (Death)
    Till There's No One The Opposite Of Right (Left) "

    Yo what song is this from? I keep seeing it quoted but it's not on his mixtapes(main ones anyway)

  • This is one of his quotes that i got from a blog...

    "Why kill you when I can just not teach you and get the same results?"- A Real Gangster

    ..."Why kill you when I can just not teach you and get the same result?"- A Real Gangster
  • "I'm Just Trying To Do The Opposite Of Left (Right),
    As Long As There Is The Opposite Of Death (Life)

    - (You'know?!) Yes!
    (You Feel Me?) -

    You Test, And I Might Just Bring The Opposite Of Life (Death)
    Till There's No One The Opposite Of Right (Left) "




    It's a quote from the song Game Time

    • dodgyc said...
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    • 31 Aug 2008, 20:32
    Here's a couple of verses I like. Some of them are just for the fantastic flow he has on 'em:

    "Conflict Diamonds":

    Cecil Rhodes sold war and genocide
    To the countryside just to get his shine on
    I fear what De Beers and his peers use to do,
    before the world really knew,
    just to get their "mine" on
    .....
    Didnt have a clue that the rapper was helping the rapers,
    raiders of the villagers,
    pillagers of the schools
    Shooters of the innocent,
    torturers of the witnesses,
    burners of the businesses
    And my bracelet was the fuel.
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    "Little Weapon":

    [Verse 2]

    Now here comes the march of the boy brigade
    A macabre parade of the toys he made
    And shemaghs and shades who look half his age
    About half the size of the flags they wave
    And camouflaged suits made to fit youths
    'Cause the ones off the dead soldiers hang a little loose
    With AK-47's that they shootin' into Heaven
    Like they tryin' to kill the Jetsons
    The struggle's little recruits
    Cute, smileless, heartless, violent
    Childhood destroyed, devoid of all childish ways
    Can't write they own names or read the words that's on they own graves
    Think you gangsta? Popped a few rounds?
    These kids'll come through and murder a whole town
    Then sit back and smoke and watch it burn down
    The grave gets deeper the further we go down
    --------------------------------------------------------------

  • a Bathing Harry was ILL

    catch me im ballin
    catch me im ballin
    catch me like spaldings
    catch me like rawlings
    if he, indeed
    the MC
    vitaman like GMC
    cant see my like BIG on CMT (Country Music television)
    did a little Bit of time on BMG (Sony Music Label)
    but this right here homie, this all me
    can u be down? naw nigga CMB (call me back)
    thats cold, that aint nice G
    So what though
    Little homie remind me of Ice T
    by the way we share the same birthday
    the wordplay is work but pimpin is easy
    so catch im ballin
    im sick too
    if you didnt catch me like coughin
    back when i said u should catch me like rawlings
    its cool
    cause Most cats i bump into cant catch me that often
    most times i just end up fallin
    ball for a few
    then end up walking
    catch me at the mall where a cinderalla walks in
    and i do it till its no longer exclusive
    might go once
    might go twice
    but never three times like an auction to it
    see i walk into it
    do my thing
    then tell the owner that its cool to let yall into it

    • dowlupe said...
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    • 11 Sep 2008, 14:40

    the coolest

    his best song, despite all the quality mixtapes is 'the coolest' from 'the cool'

    the line which really intrigues me is when lupe says, 'my new lady gave me a mercedes and a necklace with a solid gold key like the starter of a car, the opener of a door or two pounds of raw'

    i obviously like the way it rhymes nicely and thers a really nice play on words on 'key' but i think thers somethin deeper and more meaningful. the cool is based on a few different concepts, one of them being the representation of 'the streets' as a female. i believe he's talkin about this here and although the play on words is immense for 'key' i think he's illustrating how the chain is his initation item to become part of the streets and the 'mercedes' and the key being 'the starter of a car' is the material things that come with power of running the streets, the lucrative things that inspire people to become street leaders. then he goes on to continue this with the opener of a door, which could suggest a new life path being taken in charge of the streets or 'two pounds of raw' emphasisng how drugs are a big thing when the streets are being controlled.

    i feel thers too much of a coincidence here and that as this song is about the streets already, it would be a perfect place for this representation to happen. i just think to have the ability to rhyme somethin beautifully, use innovative metaphors whilst simultaneously acknowledging what pleasures and responsibilities come with the lucrative but dangerous streets (all in one or two lines of rap) is truly unbelieveable.

  • Real Recognize Real

    lol @ when he came to the BET hip hop awards a few years back with a written but oh well its dope

    They say the game has the belly of a beast
    Blunts for fingers and hollow tips for teeth
    Wire taps for ears, Nike Airs for feet
    Blasphemy for prayers, a system for a heart
    Rap music for beats, heroin for a son and its married to the streets
    Crack pipes for lungs, and he never sleeps
    Just spies, wit dice in his eyes
    Loves life cuz he likes when it dies
    Wit a baking soda soul, he cough up pleasure
    Clothes made out of dollar bills that he sewed together
    He knows, he's clever, jealous his house
    All the liquor thats poured out, goes right in his mouth
    Rides around on a stray bullet;
    Wit prostitutes, pimps, dope dealers and killers tied to it to pull it
    A TV in his head, stripper slides down his legs
    And hes known to ride around wit feds Out there

  • wes took the words straight out of my mouth, that was a really sick verse... another one that i liked was

    Lupe the Killer

    "I'm wrapped in aluminum foil, I do my dirt like Kwame
    Until that same soil bein pushed into my grave
    But I'm so ahead of my time, the next day
    Might strike oil while I delay, homie I'm so crude
    Texas T, haters is so screwed
    But I can't fill it like a flathead in a Philips
    Don't get it twisted, nigga I'm no tool
    More cool than a pool in a blizzard
    With ice cubes in it during Christmas
    Meanin there's no school, in the misfit
    Like I'm throwin a fit
    Or I just can't fit it, tidbit too big
    It's gotta hem it til it's fresh to death
    Dressed to kill it, like unh!"

    and i cant forget the oh so long yet oh so sick,

    Twilight Zone

    "My eye's a camera my ear's a microphone
    My mind is Pro Tools my head is a stool
    Whats recorded in my dome gets reported when I zone
    My mouth is a speaker I'm anchoring the misery
    There's no friends my enemy of my enemy is my enemy
    Beekers and test tubes full of memories
    In my labatory I create stories
    Doze off then wake up surrounded by Forties
    Wit glocks tucked in they labels
    And they caps is baseball hats
    Playin poker at a table
    Cigarrets massage they shoulders in belly tops showin off they navels
    A dime sack side bets, a tech is runnin' for president
    Jesus pieces walk around with niggas hangin from they necks
    Monoploy is playin' chess
    I just picked up an obituary of a bullet proof vest
    Put the headphone on my mouth speak into my ears
    Yea microphone check, check, check, check, check
    Check, a pair of Air Forces told me Rims've been extinct for years
    Been ethnic cleansed by Jersey's tryna take over the set
    And Television is on deathrow for killing BET and MTV over a dice game
    And paralyizing CNN for knifing him in the neck
    I hear Clear Channel's been fightin him in the rec
    Who's in for givin' grape Kool-Aid laced wit STRY 9 to Mixtapes and arm robbin cassettes
    Dope told me Weed was a crack fiend but Crack told me Dope was a base head
    Hi-hats told police he was just a soldier he did what the Bass said
    The Snare and the Kick didn't make it out alive
    The Sample made it out with some money but he died in the ride
    The 808 got caught wit some work (He ain't never comin' home)
    So the MPC's and the MP3's is fightin over his turf
    Sean Don just gave birth
    But she's thinkin' bout leavin it on the doorstep of a church
    Cristal can't have kids she plottin' to kidnap it that she orchestrated with a purse
    But Gucci told Fendi and Fendi turned and around and told Henny
    And Henny is Moets baby's father
    But she tried it anyway disguised as nurse
    In the newspapers it says "Hip-Hop called Rock n Roll racist"
    The Six ripped the Five and the Maybach taped it
    A Hundred dollar bill just signed a record deal
    But blew all his money on the Braceletes
    And givin' the Gold Dollar a face lift
    A Button Up just drove by in a 6-4 Impalla
    All the Rolex's is hatin' you see the smirks on they faces
    The Havatampas is defending the Dutches they keep catchin cases
    But the judge is a Swisha he just give em iBonds and community service with the Papers
    so the Newport's is gettin mad at the ZigZags then out come the razors
    See the Kool's is killers on the creep
    Rush up on the Philly, leave his guts spillin on the street
    Some Gold Grills burned down a building of some teeth
    Some Sharpened Tooth Brushes is holding the trampoline cuz some children finna to leap
    I just seen Rocawear rock Sean John to sleep with the same heat that Baby Phat carried
    Sprint is pimpin Nextel she just gave head to a Black Berry...
    I heard she go two-ways
    But he was skeetin on her face as it was beepin on my waist
    This is the mind of Lupe
    Just make sure my mic's on when I Twilight Zone, Zone, Zone, Zone"

  • FiascoXx

    The Coolest ... BY FAR the best song .. Every time u listen to it i pick up on a new metaphor !! I fckn love lupe .. I think he is underrated as an artist because his lyrical metaphors is too complex for the average mind to comprehend ..

    "..She would be my queen, I could be her king, together
    She would make me cool, and we would both rule, forever
    And I would never feel pain
    And never be without pleasure, ever, again
    And if the rain stops, and everything's dry
    She would cry, just so I could drink the tears from her eyes
    She'd teach my how to fly, even cushion my fall
    If my engines ever stall, and I plummet from the sky
    But she would keep me high, and if I ever die
    She would commission my image on her bosom, to him
    Or maybe she'd retire as well
    A match made in Heaven set the fires in Hell, and I'll be .."

    My fav line is "A match made in heaven set the fires in hell.." .. Like everytime i hear that song it just trips me out .. just in case you dont know what it means .. its telling you the same dream that you chasing is that same dream that makes you committ the 7 deadly sins .. FCKN AMAZING !!

  • He Gets the Girl

    I tried to join the band
    they said i was really really bad
    didn't reallye make me sad
    im use to being a loser

    • Dana411 said...
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    • 9 Dec 2008, 22:36

    I have so many to Post, but i have to say Lupe can steal a girls heart

    She would be my queen, I could be her king, together
    She would make me cool, and we would both rule, forever
    And I would never feel pain
    And never be without pleasure, ever, again
    And if the rain stops, and everything's dry
    She would cry, just so I could drink the tears from her eyes
    She'd teach my how to fly, even cushion my fall
    If my engines ever stall, and I plummet from the sky
    But she would keep me high, and if I ever die
    She would commission my image on her bosom, to him
    Or maybe she'd retire as well
    A match made in Heaven set the fires in Hell, and I'll be .."

    and I love Sunshine lyrics too !!!
    Fresh to def she is
    From her steps to the set she is
    So "death" might not let me live
    Ya dig
    Fresh uh huh, yes she is
    Had a feeling that it would be a day like this
    The orchestra in my mind don't play like this (naw),
    But I'm prepared for it
    Got a lil rare for it
    Brushed off my airs
    Even cut my hair for it
    'Cause normally I don't care for it
    Don't even be looking for like, like that
    Then there go it
    Yea right over there so I prepare the poet

    • st0023 said...
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    • 30 Dec 2008, 06:06

    i know this isnt his BEST but...

    does anyone else think that his verse in the everyone nose remix is ridiculously awesome?

    Now she got high hopes, just to say hi to us/
    She want the high life, she like them higher ups/
    She know we high rolling, she know it's high stakes/
    That's why she high-speeding out on that highway/
    She say she high maintenance, she say she high fashion/
    She say high priced, I think she high cappin/
    She had her high heels, I had my high tops/
    Sippin a hi-C, eatin on high drops/
    I asked her high it feel up on this high rise/
    She said this high score, this was the high life/
    She got her hiPod, bumpin her hiTunes/ This higher education, welcome to high school/

    i LOVE it. when he raps it, its so good.

    and i agree with everyone..
    lupe has amazing lyrics. there are so many hidden meanings.
    you can tell he actually puts a lot of thought into his lyrics.

    the coolest is amazing.
    and put you on game too.

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 9 Jan 2009, 01:40

    Emperors Soundtrack, Last Verse

    Here we are now, entertain us
    Change don't change us
    Ever since the game trained us
    We came up like worms in the rain
    I dream my chain became a loose noose that was used to hang us
    So now, my insane brain, my 32 teeth
    And two feet creep like its Elm Street

    • Soldiah said...
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    • 26 Jan 2009, 21:58

    Kick, Push

    "First got it when he was six,
    didn't know any tricks,
    mighty fact first time he got on it he slipped.
    Landed on his hip and bust his lip,
    for a week he had to talk with a lisp like this."


    my fav :]

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