Lupe "Failure" Lyrics Explanation

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 11 years ago '05        #21
LVuittonDon4EVA 8 heat pts
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 primroll said:
^^^^ REAL TALK
*raises hand*
 11 years ago '06        #22
Cesus Jhist 
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read my sig..........and yea i bought the album
 11 years ago '05        #23
Hold That 103 heat pts103
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Lupe is fu*kin overrated. The fact that some people look to him as a savior to hip hop, just shows how much this game has fallen.


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 11 years ago '04        #24
Adwerdz 319 heat pts319
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 divine5 said:
How many of y'all on here sucking his d*ck actually bought his album
damn who that bi*ch in your avi???

she directing air traffic with that pus*y
 03-02-2007, 12:54 AM         #25
currybai  OP
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i love lupe, real refreshing. the only thing i dont like is how he repeats some verses.
 03-02-2007, 02:32 AM         #26
dumb_ass23  OP
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 Nickel said:
i dont understand how anyone cant like Lupe....the dude is on another level....at this point i dunno if Jay can compete wit him on wordplay....cuz Failure is TAHT TRACK
I honestly don't think anyone is near him on the word play... I don't even think Jigga is all that close. He doesn't drop verses like that at least not consistantly... Lupe is truly on another level.

His joint went over a lot of heads and the crazy thing is dude has flows to boot... I know he only has one album out, but off that and his mixtapes I have no problem calling him one of the best doin it right now... and I never like to give too much accolades to someone who hasn't put in a lot of work.
 03-04-2007, 02:11 PM         #27
dumb_ass23  OP
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 T$Dollar$ said:
If I lean out this window with Irene
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n*ggas as tall as Yao Ming
With L-U-P-Emperor
^^Emperor Ming
Irene = Eye Ring... another reference to a scope. A scope makes people look as tall as Yao Ming. He is basically saying don't question or test him...

Cause Lupe is the Emperor like Ming...
When he writes he is above heads like a very tall building.
And people are afraid of heights.

He then continues on with this theme by saying he hides it (foil, wrap, etc)
He is just trying to get moneyand ignore the BS (stack pape,r 6 senses)
But... This is top floor, look out before
His 2 cents (pennies from heaven) are the same as the seme from the second
Lupe reigns supreme


People get all caught up in dudes wordplay... which is amazing, but they sometimes forget that he is saying something with his songs too...


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 11 years ago '04        #28
Joe Scumbag 1 heat pts
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 Hold That said:
Lupe is fu*kin overrated. The fact that some people look to him as a savior to hip hop, just shows how much this game has fallen.
I been saying how dude is overrated

I don't like him plain and simple
 11 years ago '06        #29
LYTE 125 heat pts125
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''If I lean out this window with Irene"

i always took that as Irene is his girlfriend a la Pac's "Me & My Girlfriend"

irene = gun

hence "If I lean out this window with Irene"

and u left out the best part of the 2nd verse.

"It's snakes in the hood
Gotta watch for that Cobra bite
^^animal theme; snakes as in shady people
earlier reference to King Cobra

Let me see
There's snakes in the hood
A bird, a horse behind the grill
^^animal theme; bird = cocaine...a ki of heron hidden behind the grill of the porsche

Something gator on the seat
^^animal theme; gator leather seating

And a fox behind the wheel
^^"fox" as in "attractive, alluring person"

"no it's not Noah Ark"
one line but it ties into the animal theme he had going.
 03-04-2007, 02:37 PM         #30
dumb_ass23  OP
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 Joe Scumbag said:
I been saying how dude is overrated

I don't like him plain and simple
Whether or not you like him, the stuff he pens is deeper and more complex than basically anything else out.
 11 years ago '06        #31
LYTE 125 heat pts125
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"considered SPAINARDS where i roam(ROME)rappers"
 03-04-2007, 02:43 PM         #32
dumb_ass23  OP
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 LYTE said:
''If I lean out this window with Irene"

i always took that as Irene is his girlfriend a la Pac's "Me & My Girlfriend"

irene = gun

hence "If I lean out this window with Irene"
I am pretty sure it is Irene = Eye Ring... which explains the Yao Ming line... my explanation is on PG 2
 03-04-2007, 02:43 PM         #33
JSO  OP
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I didnt get this song when I first heard but it makes me cry dryblood everytime I hear it now. The change in theme bit makes me smirk lol.
 03-04-2007, 03:13 PM         #34
dumb_ass23  OP
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 JSO said:
I didnt get this song when I first heard but it makes me cry dryblood everytime I hear it now. The change in theme bit makes me smirk lol.
Yeah the cents, sense, scents references were pulled off pretty slick...
Plus he switched up what he was talking about...

Dude is just nuts with it... and he knows it.
 03-04-2007, 04:35 PM         #35
T$Dollar$  OP
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yea the kid is brilliant

"can you handle traction put your abraham lincoln on andrew jackson"

"you dont stand a chance, matter fact, you dont have half the stance, to stand if you stood half a chance like C-H-A"

"I backflip on the mattress they slept on me on"

Lose Yourself Freestyle, Dead Presidents Freestyle, Dynasty Freestyle, Hood Hop Freestyle, Thiefs Theme Freestyle, fu*k it, all them mixtapes are crazy.
 03-04-2007, 04:41 PM         #36
Lil Ray  OP
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if he would talk about stuff people wanna listen to he would get praised more. He could be a nas but his content limits his audience, he may change back to the way he use to rap.
 03-04-2007, 04:49 PM         #37
Vas_finest  OP
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most underrated
 03-04-2007, 08:15 PM         #38
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 T$Dollar$ said:
yea the kid is brilliant

"can you handle traction put your abraham lincoln on andrew jackson"

"you dont stand a chance, matter fact, you dont have half the stance, to stand if you stood half a chance like C-H-A"

"I backflip on the mattress they slept on me on"

Lose Yourself Freestyle, Dead Presidents Freestyle, Dynasty Freestyle, Hood Hop Freestyle, Thiefs Theme Freestyle, fu*k it, all them mixtapes are crazy.
Those are deadly lines too...
 11 years ago '04        #39
Aftashok 
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 T$Dollar$ said:
and bricks in the box
^^brick = kilo of cocaine stashed

Like mo' money them every time I cop a car
^^Ever time he picks up a car (with the coke) funds increase from sales


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that'z a reference to the movie "Mo' Money" where they were sellin sh*t, puttin the bricks in boxes and passin it off....
 11 years ago '06        #40
LYTE 125 heat pts125
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