All you see is all my rights
All I see is all my wrongs
If a fan is really into Lupe’s music they will try to rationalize why some of his weaker songs or lines were actually great. However, Lupe knows exactly what he was trying to say, and if he knows that he only made a bad point because he had nothing else to say, it haunts him.
This could also be a literal meaning of “rights.” There’s a constant theme throughout LASERS of what is truly right in the world, and how many people are denied their rights as people. For Lupe, this could be his rights as a person that Atlantic has denied by trying to force him to continue and keep to his contract.
The pressures from Atlantic didn’t stop there. In an interview with Loud And Quiet Lupe shed light on the label’s manipulative attempts to get him to re-evaluate his past achievements. According to Lupe himself, the label went so far as to dismiss his 700,000 record-selling sophomore effort, “The Cool,” as “unsuccessful.” Essentially, they were trying to flip what Lupe perceived to be successes (“rights”) into well-intentioned flops (“wrongs”). This persistent manipulation had quite the effect on Lupe, who was quoted saying, “I hated myself to the point where I didn’t go to the record label for a solid year. I wouldn’t step foot in the building.” All of this evidence begs the question: can Lupe only see his wrongs because of Atlantic?
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