Had to walk cause it's hard to run in those unbuckled shells
Run-D.M.C. would wear the shoes without laces and with the tongues sticking out (unbuckled), which would literally make it hard to run…
In true Lupe style, he adds some depth to his choice of words by phrasing the line in such a way to reference the hit “Walk This Way” by Run-D.M.C. (their version of the Aerosmith song, sung with the band) while at the same time playing off the antonyms walk and run.
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