The critics say that I fell off I acknowledge I slipped
But what do you call falling from space into a bottomless pit?
Lupe is acknowledging the fact that he has been slacking in terms of putting out music. His 3rd album (L.A.S.E.R.S.) was considered not nearly as good as his fantastically hailed previous 2 albums, Food & Liquor and The Cool
His first 2 albums would be in “space” as far as how high of a standard they were. But he has now fallen into the pit of hip-hop where his label imprisons him and critics scrutinize everything he does. On his first album cover Food & Liquor, he is “falling” through space. His latest album FNL2 is completely black representing a “black pit”.
Lupe explained on 106.FM he doesn’t truly understand what people mean when they say an artist “fell off” — just a little “wittiness on Lu’s part.”
Another thought is when people fall off they hit rock bottom yet since Lupe fell into a bottomless pit, he is still technically in space he could be saying “Yeah I fell off, but where? There’s no bottom so did I really fall off?”
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