I ain't really here what you hear is a mirage

from Lupe Fiasco – Mean & Vicious Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Lupe hasn’t debuted with his album when this song came out, thus he’s not “really here”. The album isn’t here, you’re just hearing a mixtape, or “mirage” (a mirage is an illusion of something your mind creates after heat exhaustion and/or dehydration).

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