Hallway wall full of R.I.P.'s, some some of us know

from Lupe Fiasco – The Emperor's Soundtrack Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

When someone dies it’s common to spray up a tribute “R.I.P.” tag. “Hallway full of R.I.P.s” seems to suggest the tags have been sprayed indoors — unfortunately, perhaps even at a school.

“Some, some of us know” indicates that its not uncommon for the average person to actually know some of these victims — such is the prevalence of gun violence in some neighbourhoods.

The line is somewhat reminiscent of the Kids Off The Block Memorial in Chicago.

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