Soon as you find out what planned obsolescence is
Lupe continues his recent trend of taking shots at electronics-fetishizing consumerism here.
Planned obsolescence is the practice of designing products with a limited lifespan. It’s pretty much the norm for electronic goods and clothing. Instead of being built to last, things are built to break after a couple of years so that you buy a brand new one. Which breaks after a couple of years. And so on…
Even sneakier is perceived obsolescence, when a company brings out a shiny new version of a product and convinces people to upgrade from their still-functioning older model.
To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit "Around My Way" by Lupe Fiasco Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box