All the world's ills, sitting on chrome 24-inch wheels,

from Lupe Fiasco – Hurt Me Soul Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This is a reference to Jay-Z’s line from “D'Evils” in which he refers to life’s ills as the corrupting influence of materialism and obsession with wealth

Lupe notes that these types of desire lead people to drive around in cars on big wheels with large chrome hubcaps to show off their wealth

  1. Grim Reaper sickle sharpening
  2. Macintosh marketing
  3. Oil field augering
  4. Brazilian adolescent disarmament
  5. Israeli occupation
  6. Islamic martyrdom
  7. laser guided targeting
  8. Oil for food bartering
  9. terrorist organization harboring
  10. Sand camouflage army men
  11. CCF sponsoring
  12. world conquering
  13. telephone monitoring
  14. Louis Vuitton modeling
  15. pornographic actress honoring
  16. String theory pondering
  17. bulimic vomiting
  18. Catholic priest fondling
  19. preemptive bombing
  20. Osama and Obama ‘n them
  21. They breaking in my car again
  22. deforestation and overlogging
  23. Hennessy and Hypnotiq swallowing
  24. hydroponic coughing

1-inch on the chrome wheels for each of the world’s ills.

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