See, I could walk the walk, couldn't really talk the talk
Had to get my talk to properly explain my walk
Cause this lack in talk had my walk looking off
“Talk” (aka “game”) and “walk” (aka “swagger”) go hand-in-hand; you can’t have one without the other (it’s like the chicken/egg phenomenon).
Lupe is a different type of artist (he did a fucking weird Indy Rock song for crying out loud), but without being able to properly get his points across (explain himself with his “talk”), the things he was doing made people think he wasn’t quite right.
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