How can I reel-to-reel when there's Pro Tool?

from Lupe Fiasco (Ft. Ed Sheeran) – Old School Love Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Lu draws another comparison between the old school reel-to-reel analog audio recording equipment and the modern high-performance digital software Pro Tools, used for recording and editing.

Lupe’s conveying the sentiment that he misses that old school sound, an idea that’s further stated in the track’s artwork of a tape cassette. He is also saying he finds it difficult to be real-to-real (straight up) with machinery and computerised tech which allows for many synthetic sounds/effects.

Lastly, Lupe is asking how he can keep it honest in the rap-game when everyone else is pro-tool (meaning they are pro-gun and pro-violence).

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