Songwriter: Chris Brown Lupe Fiasco

Cameraman and spectators: "Nerdy Chris, what it go, how it go? How it go Nerdy Chris?" "Let's go Nerdy Chris"
Chris Brown: "Ok, line for line"
Lupe Fiasco: "Why you gotta a singer on a rapper?"
Chris Brown: "It's breezy, Grandma on shwayze"
[Chris points to Lupe to start freestyling]

[Verse 1: Lupe Fiasco]
Yeah, yeah, Get my flavor flav on
A clock on my chest, No Glock on my hip
Got rims on my whip, the rims on my whip
Got Tims on my feet, Never
Too clever forever, for any MC
I'll will beat any competitor
Rippin to live and hold it down
Man, Christopher Brown

[Verse 2: Chris Brown]
I'm in the town, I'm flickin-flickin flows
But I don't care about which any meany-miny-ho
I want to get to know
I'm trying to get the diddy
So I can take the teleo, and do the show
I rock, I rap, I rickity-diggity-ickity rap
But I do my own thing, and he's still a mack

[Verse 3: Lupe Fiasco]
And the sniggy-sniggy snap, and we live in the Chi
And we do it from the bottom to the top
To the tippy on my tippy-toes
Many flows spittin
When I rip into conditions, it's critical
When I be flippin, spittin introductions
Everybody's bustin, No we still hustlin
No need for introduction, percussions
Concussion you will receive when you leave
From me like Christopher Reeve

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.