Mary Jane n Music are my best friends…
Is it just me or does kendrick just crush all his label mates on the features hes on?
If you listen closely he actually says, “came out a dragon” speaking of himself. Also since he “came out a dragon” hes metaphorically insinuating that he spits fire…which he damn near literally does.
I have to agree with this Evan dude..He says it very mockingly and after the last line, “can probably touch the sun with my bare hands”, he seems like hes aspiring waay beyond simply winning a grammy…
^He definitely says “kin to Kunta”
“Light speed living in the world you know
Little old me, feeling like a live wire”
This clever line keeps the cartoon theme going with a reference to an obscure character from the Superman cartoon show known as Livewire.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livewire_%28DC_Comics%29
Once a controversial radio jock some chick had some mishap with superman that led her to control electricity and turn herself into electric current. She then declared herself to now be Livewire, and by took over the telephones, televisions, and billboards-effectively taking over all of media.
Hence the phrase; “Light speed living in the world you know” he’s referring to being a ghost in the machine. “Little old me” sarcastically shows a little modesty.
This dude is a genius lol
“Get a toe tag when you play tag with the TAZ of a new (task force).” http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c4/Taz-Looney_Tunes.svg
This keeps the cartoon theme of the song referencing the Tazmanian Devil (TAZ) from Looney Toons. He is generally portrayed as a dim-witted carnivore with a notoriously short temper and little patience.
This line is a very literal, and continues the imagery from the previous. “The feds are coming and you will die if you attempt to play games with the hungriest new member of this very serious task force.”
Just that Supercold!
Polar Opposites literally refers to the the earth’s north pole which is significantly warmer than the South Pole because it lies at sea level in the middle of an ocean.
Icepicks are commonly used by settlers in the north pole due to thin constantly shifting sheets of ice, while in the south pole Due to its exceptionally harsh climate, there are no native resident plants or animals. Supercold.
Lupe says he will tell you more about yourself and your history.
More specifically directed to the African American community. Since the legacy of someone like Huey Newton and the Black Panthers is not entirely covered in schools, Lupe will teach you more about this starting with the next line…
In an interview with Bill O'riley on the O'riley Factor, http://youtu.be/wIQUByiRLGc Bill had the audacity to accuse Lupe Fiasco of misleading the youth who listen to his music, with a message that is “simply not true”.
Lupe seems to be saying sincerely that is something he will never do.