Sailboat wouldn't survive in the ocean of my tears

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

Meaning

This is a metaphor where the sailboat is the rapper Lupe is after. A sailboat is built to be on a ocean meaning that even a rapper built for this/ a great one wouldn´t even last.
The ocean of his tears could mean the pain Lupe’s endured throughout his life, the things he’s seen/been around. This may string further from Lu’s upbringing in the notorious Chiraq and onto all the crazy things happening in the world we live in.

Other rappers aren’t as fierce/angry as Lupe simply because a sailboat, which purpose is to last on the ocean, would last in his ocean of tears (pain).

Rappers haven’t felt the pain Lupe has, thus they have never reached a level of anger that Lupe has.

When it rains God is crying.

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