I'm just trying to talk to my homie, that's up in the hole

from Lupe Fiasco – Til I Get There Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He’s talkin about Charles “Chilly” Patton who was arrested an sentenced to 44 years in prison for being busted with a ton of heroin. “The hole” is a term for jail.

Lupe is also saying he’s only trying to uplift people who are down and out of luck- through his music. And Atlantic Records doesn’t care about that.

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