Hither you can be Mr. Burns or Mr. Smithers

from Lupe Fiasco – Around My Way Lyrics on Rap Genius


A reference to two characters on The Simpsons: Mr. Burns, the wealthy billionaire who owns the Springfield nuclear plant, and his mistreated servant Mr. Smithers. Lupe uses comparison to represent the corrupt one percent businessmen and the working class citizens who are oppressed by them, but still unwaveringly loyal.

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