This phone call's probably being recorded

from Lupe Fiasco (Ft. Kavinsky) – American Terrorist III Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Lupe is likely talking about the Homeland Security Act that opened the door for NSA phone taps of Americans.

This is possibly also referring to the PATRIOT Act which states that if one is suspected of terrorism, your phone can be tapped, your e-mail can be hacked, and your financial/health records can be taken from your accountant/doctor. And if they tell you this has happened they will also be arrested.

And the fact his own private phone calls were recorded and used in the trial against his long-time business partner Charles “Chilly” Patton.

There were recorded conversations of Patton and Fiasco discussing splitting up “whole yellow” and “whole red ones.”

In the prosecution, a witness testified that the colors referred to $10 packets of heroin. Fiasco testified that it was referred to mixing and prepping music tracks, and denied involvement in the drug trade.

But I think he’s still pretty pissed his man got 44 years.

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