My only promise is I'll never ruin the young

from Lupe Fiasco – Lightwork Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Lupe is promising that he won’t poison and point young kids in the wrong direction with his music. In an interview with Bill O'riley on the O'riley Factor, Bill had the audacity to accuse Lupe Fiasco of misleading the youth who listen to his music, with a message that is “simply not true”. Lupe knows that is something he will never do.

Socrates reference…when Socrates was teaching his youth followers how to proceed with a conscious eye and strive for truth, he was jailed for ‘corrupting the young’.

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