The real me is out droppin' crop circles all over Iowa

from Lupe Fiasco – SLR 3 (Round of Applause) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Crop Circles are claimed by some to be made by aliens. Being an alien (out of this world) is used as a metaphor in hip-hop for having other world level skills on the mic.

He is also playing on the theme of circles from the first verse. People do not know for sure how crop circles come to be, this also acts for a metaphor meaning that Lupe’s abilities may be unappreciated by the masses.

UFO sightings tie in with being sighted in the previous line (“recite” & “sight”).

This line (possibly unintentionally) sets up the Hitchcock theme that starts a few lines later.

In North by Northwest, in an iconic scene Cary Grant’s character is attacked by a crop dusting plane somewhere outside of Chicago (where Lupe is from) possibly in Iowa (which is to the west of Chicago).

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