They said they need a hero in it so I'm back to dope again

from Lupe Fiasco – Go To Sleep Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Hero in/ Heroin word play. They need Heroin so he is back to selling dope. At times people have questioned whether Lupe is still lyrically on the level he used to be on. It’s like people shined the bat signal in the sky and he’s back on his lyrical game, DOPE.

Charles “Chilly” Patton, Lupe’s business partner was sentenced in 2007 to 44 years in prison on several drug charges.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Patton was caught with 6 kilos (approx. $1 million) of heroin back in 2003. It is reported that he had worked his way to the top of Chicago’s drug industry, and using profits from record deals to buy heroin and sell it in the city.

“There is a large amount of money that he received from the sales of heroin,‘’ said Assistant State’s Attorney Patrick Coughlin. "And he was able to start up a record company.‘’

Though there was no explicit connection of Lupe Fiasco to the drug ring, there were recordings of conversations between Patton and Fiasco discussing splitting up “whole yellow” and “whole red ones.” So when Lupe says he’s “back to dope again” he may be alluding to his past criminal activity.

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