Feeling out of place like PETA at a fur store
“People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals” would sure feel out of place surrounded by dead animal skins.
Referring to “commercials” in previous line: Lupe hates being with Atlantic Records as much as an anti-fur person hates being in a fur store. His dislike for Atlantic Records is that intense.
Atlantic Records is trying to hold Lupe back from writing his songs the way he wants to; they want him to dumb his songs down so the dumbed down mass (society that is) can understand his songs and buy his albums so the record company can make money. Lupe is saying even though he dislikes Atlantic Records and how his record company constantly interfere with how he wants to make his music, Lupe was still able to produce somewhat decent music (still left with a couple dozen of fur coats). He’s NOT glorifying fur coats or dissing PETA!
In the next few lines, he implies Atlantic Records thinks Lupe will always put up with their crap and can never leave ‘em but he will leave 'em soon…WATCH HIM!
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