Consider this your bailing out, so take a breath, inhale a few
Lupe references the corporate bail-outs of America’s top financial institutions that caused the recession and applies the term to himself and how he is feeling with his thoughts.
In the previous lines, Lupe’s been talking about how we all are like jails, as in our thoughts and words are trapped inside, due to our silent and in-complacent attitude. ‘Take a breath, inhale a few’, simply means that you should take a few deep breaths, feel the freedom.
Lupe also seems to rap this entire verse in one breath. So, “take a breath, inhale a few” could be a play on that.
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