Note that Verse 1 ends with the phrase “Awake and at war”, while Verse 2 ends with the imperative “sleep”.
If Lupe was really “snort[ing] the white horse”, he would probably be inclined to sleep — heroin has that effect.
It could also be an imperative to “sleep” on his lyrics — to take some time and really think about it.
It also ties in nicely to the start of the third hook wherein a critic says that Lupe’s flow is putting him to sleep (he’s bored with him).
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