Released: January 1, 2006

Featuring: Guitar Wayne

Songwriter: Guitar Wayne Lupe Fiasco

Hey now
What down joe?
What down what down
Hey now
I’m saying what’s the deal on that though
Hey now
I’m saying wh-what
Hey now
I’m saying man you want me to lay down or what man
Hey now
Hey now
Hey listen c’mon man
Hey now

[Verse 1: Lupe Fiasco]
Sneakers beep a heater underneath the seam
On the jeans every time I hit the scene
Like Mira
Look at me crook I be
Like ya neck when you slept wrong the American dream
Don’t step on the block that I run
Block that I brung the first beamer that they’d ever seen on these
Wit with the rocks I sling like David
Fee Fi Fo Fum
By nature I’m a hustla
Move pack like I move and I’m packing
Y’all niggas move back on the come up like elevator action
Welcome to the action-packed world of trapping
Where we tip into Chi-Town if you cook a key you will see
If you chop the nickels that you can get a drop and a box of pistols
Have to get it cooked so you can not get little
Fast (echo)
Money (echo)
‘cause all my habits important
I kept the illest hoopers in high school and Jordans
Kept the illest rappers in the hood recording
See I keep it real no I no bluffin’
I got money but I no puff them
I re-up, remove weight like liposuction
Now follow a playa as I go hustling
For that fast

[Hook: Guitar Wayne]
Fast money baby
Money (echo)
Fast as it comes or faster
When the closet close
Then you’re on your own check
Can you dig it baby?

[Verse 2: Lupe Fiasco]
Now let’s see what happens when a little mackin and a little Cadillacin’ get it crackalackin on the scene like shush
Rings gators on seen the suits when I sneak
Man I pack shit for a king
Such as I
Uh, uh you try
See haters try to touch they uh, uh deny
This is not for the weak of heart like John Q
You’re just a John to that blonde who wants you
I’m cut from a finer cloth
See it’s pimpin’ in my blood
Know how much that vagina costs
If a playa suspect the game gon’ reject him
Welcome to the world’s oldest profession
We running game in the Chi-Town
Most niggas lame cuz they can’t accept it
They can never understand so they can’t respect it
They can never feel my pain cuz they can’t connect with it
Fast (echo)
Money (echo)
Pimps up hoes down
Why you trying to get that ho to swallow
If you get a brain then the hoes will follow
Uh, I keep it real see I know simpin’
I tell them what they want cuz I know women
They better have my cash or I go tripping
Now follow a playa as I go hustling
For that fast


Lupe Fiasco

The Chicago born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco first tasted success when he featured on Kanye West’s hit “Touch the Sky”, a track that shortly preceded his real breakout, his 2006 debut album Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor, and he never looked back. He has established himself as one of the greatest urban wordsmiths of all time, with Genius even dubbing him the ‘Proust of Rap’.

While he’s now regarded of one of the 21st Century’s Hip-Hop greats, he wasn’t always a fan of the genre, initially disliking it due to the prominence of vulgarity and misogyny within it. In his late teens, he aspired to make it as a lyricist. In his early twenty’s, he met Jay-Z, who helped him sign with Atlantic Records in 2005. The following year, he released his debut album (Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor), which was met with acclaim from fans and critics alike, as did his sophomore effort, Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool.

The following eight years of his career saw far less output than many would’ve anticipated. This can be partly attributed to his struggles with Atlantic Records. The executives wanted him to sign a 360 deal; however, as he refused to do so they instead shelved his already completed 3rd album, Lasers, and wouldn’t promote him as they had previously. The overseers at the label also interfered with his music (as they had tried to do with his fan-favorite track “Dumb it Down”); subsequently effecting the quality and sound of his third and fourth albums.