[Hook: Lupe Fiasco]
Looks like we gonna be fighting in the streets
Its what its looking like to me (nah)
So you stay right there as we bow our heads and say our prayers
It's a lot of killers in this room mama
I hope I make it out pools mama
I'm gonna show em what to do mama
I'm gonna take 'em off to school mama

[Verse 1: Lupe Fiasco]
He was talking that on stream
He was talking that online
You can say whatever you want
But you ain't talking that right now
Maybe you can tell yourself exactly how to take this game back
Save you from these combos, maybe help you out these frame traps
Moment 37 you to heaven with the Quickness
1-800-EX-TATSU call me if you whiff it
V-in-trigger, stands for Valle, now let's get to business
Evolution we just brought you up in here to witness
Fight Stick - like it cleaned, keep it wiped off
On the mic, but I fight, call me Mike Ross
It's about to go crazy turn the lights off
Done killing him and I'll come and be fighting y'all


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.