Yield, to the forces of darkness
I bring you the torches of our shit
With Lupe’s enlightened “torch” rapping, he is shining light on darkness, trying to make the world a better place.
Also some pretty clever wordplay: with this being the first song on the mixtape in which he actually raps, it could be considered the introduction, with these being the first bars of the tape. Lupe referencing “torches” in the first two lines could be a reference to how the Olympics are opened with a “passing of the torch” ceremony.
Get it? This mixtape is on the Olympics' level…
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