But I Sphinx like Leon
Lupe keeps his inscrutable cool, like the Spinxes:
- Leon Spinks, the boxer who took away Muhammad Ali’s championship title
- The Sphinx of Giza
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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