I ain't matchin' them in platinum
But I'm rappin' like I'm flames
Many other rappers have albums that have gone platinum (Most recently Kendrick’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D City). Conversely, Lupe’s most commercially successful album was Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool, which only managed to go Gold. According to Lupe, the fact that his albums aren’t as commercially successful as his peers doesn’t diminish the fact that his rhymes are so fantastic that he’s had to apologize for the fact that they often go over people’s heads.
Ironically, a similar sentiment was issued by Kendrick Lamar.
Note the “match”/“flames” wordplay here as well
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