Featuring: Nick Javas

[Lupe Fiasco]
Whattup, this Lupe Fiasco
And you're watchin the Pepsi Max NFL Audible

[Nick Javas]
Hello sports fans, we're comin down to the nitty gritty
Who will be representin the city?
It's the moment that motivated you back in two-a-days
Allow me to pass it off to Lupe, get 'em!

[Lupe Fiasco]
Welcome to Chi-Town, lie down, nah never that
Packers and the Bears in the battle that, never lacks
They go forever back, to the days of Butkus
And Nitschke was simply on this planet just to run blitz

[Nick Javas]
Up against each other in this
The 182nd clash of titans, do the math
They're bitter rivals for 10 short of a century
No time to be friendly, who's applyin the better D?

[Lupe Fiasco]
For Chicago, comin off the end is a beast
Far as I know, Julius the Pepper to beat

[Nick Javas]
Put the season on it but Jennings steadily beats
The best of the DB's to get him his TD's
12 on the year like his quarterback wears
But he won't be signin any autographs here
The cornerback Bears got their hands to a button hook
Like you ain't got your guard up like when that man pulls

[Lupe Fiasco]
But the Packers better punt it out of bounds
Or Hester's, gonna turn them into clowns and jesters
And 22 be runnin through, they hummin blues
While beat jacks stay outside of the beat gaps
And why would you insist on tryin to split, Brian and Briggs
Supplyin the hits, denyin them six
So cue the violins for the losers, a bruise to the ego
A Superbowl ring is bein repo'd

[Nick Javas]
And it was right there, but now it lives in your nightmare
The pride of a Packer verse the fight of a Bear
The lion's share could only go to the king
See you next week, or see you in the spring

[Lupe Fiasco]
Dreams of rings that gleam upon the mantle are cancelled
If you plan to win it playin timid

[Nick Javas]
Quite the challenge; who's gonna be tryin their talents
In that one final fight in the Palace? ...

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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.