Released: March 3, 2014

Featuring: Ab-Soul

Songwriter: Ab-Soul Lupe Fiasco

Producer: Floss & Fame

[Produced by Floss & Fame]

[Verse 1: Lupe Fiasco]
Read my lips, clarinet, talk that walk, pair of steps
Two shots, parachutes, two drops, pair of troops
New drops, wearin' roofs, full bloom, bearin' fruits
Full moon put the where in wolves’, apparently put it in the air and shoot
Heirlooms that's what I leave, heirlooms that's how I weave
They don't care to you and that's hair to you, this what I breathe
I'm the heir apparent from a pair of parents
Taught me that sharin's carin' so I spread the bread out
That's what I need
To get in heaven that's when I bleed, get in hell when I breathe...
Get it? Inhale, when I breathe
Maybe you'll get it when I bereave, there's levels to this shit
And there's devils on the level of this bitch
We all ball even the devil gotta pitch
You fly so that's red bull and a fish
You can have that, that's complimentary
True story, documentary
Ninja Turtle, sewer side
Though continentally West Side

[Hook: Ab-Soul]
I'm just riding around town crown of thorns on my head
Living till I'm dead, yeah
Show your respect
Show your respect
Show your respect
Show your respect
Show your respect
(Bow down to the nigga with the horns on his head)
(Everything red)
(Show no respect
Show no respect
Show no respect
Show no respect
Show no respect)

[Verse 2: Ab-Soul]
I'm King James with a blunt lit, my name ring like a phone call
It's only right that you meet defeat, I guess that's protocol
Soulo ho, oh God, Lord knows like you never said yes
Success, I'm on the verge-in, like I never had sex
You upset as fake breasts, but don't stress, it looks good on you
He couldn't get it understood, so I stood on him
Food and liquor, in my belly, of the beast but you knew already
I used to complain until planes I flew already
Now I'm ready, amen, like one guy I'm so heavy
Let's say tons, that's blasphemy, with eight guns, keep your machete
Young mind, fuck the world, that's an orgy with an OG
Ironically, when you're high as me, you won't need floor seats
This flow here for King Rich I won't stop 'till my team's richer
Mind, body and spirit on top of the dollar, spinnin'
My optimism is why I'm in this position
You pray, I prey, it's just that I'm a lion bitin' his victim

[Hook: Ab-Soul]
I'm just riding around town crown of thorns on my head
Living till I'm dead, yeah
Show your respect
Show your respect
Show your respect
Show your respect
Show your respect
(Bow down to the nigga with the horns on his head)
(Everything red)
(Show no respect
Show no respect
Show no respect
Show no respect
Show no respect)

[Verse 3: Ab-Soul & (Lupe Fiasco)]
Pay homage, I ain't gotta plan it to play with comets
Save your comments, (trigger finger make you vomit)
(Egghead just makin' omelets to move the chickens like Reaganomics)
This world so damn ugly I won't put make-up on it, just bein' honest
Keys on us like dope dealers, open doors for the lost souls
(Ring on keys like Swizz Beatz, to make sure a nigga never lost those)
(Amateurs get locked out, we janitors with the mops out)
Clean house, I used to wanna be the GOAT but I'm the Ox now
Rap like I went to Oxford with bastards, threw Glocks on 'em
Red and blue, now the cops on 'em, (ayy nigga)
(Hell yeah, you, with them dots on him, infraredin' you)
(Intellectual like Inspectah Deck, protect your neck from Lu)
Cause we the children of the night!
Of the livin' dead lookin' for some light
I got some lean up in my Sprite
I call it the Jesus Juice, Lu, what would Jesus do? Whoo!

[Hook: Ab-Soul]
I'm just riding around town crown of thorns on my head
Living till I'm dead, yeah
Show your respect
Show your respect
Show your respect
Show your respect
Show your respect
(Bow down to the nigga with the horns on his head)
(Everything red)
(Show no respect
Show no respect
Show no respect
Show no respect
Show no respect)

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.