But I Sphinx like Leon

from Lupe Fiasco (Ft. Gemini) – Dumb it Down Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Lupe keeps his inscrutable cool, like the Spinxes:

As for the reference to smell, note that the Sphinx is missing its nose, while Leon Spinks had his nose broken by Muhammad Ali.

The Sphinx’s missing nose foreshadows the damage that cocaine can inflict on heavy users, as suggested in the next five bars.

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