He’s basically saying Shun the man who does not have riches. you have to remember lupe is an artist, he’s not speaking from his own perspective he’s speaking from the perspective of the powers that be and how they separate us from knowledge. you think many people are bums but you might be surprised at how much they actually pity and look down on you for submitting to the rat race. And you’d be surprised to hear how much they actually know about life they can be buhhda like but weve been trained to see them as scum
NOOOOOO!! the secret knowledge is that the world we have created is not natural or even(arguably)necessary. The secret is that happiness truly cannot be found outside of one’s self. the secret knowledge is that there is no you or me ridding us of much of the significance we place on our selves. the secret knowledge is that we are all very intoxicated through the poisons in our food and environment and we are largely separate from our glorious natural state. the secret knowledge is the hypnotism we are subjected to through our glowing boxes the speaker wants you to think this is all bullshit because The man he is talking about is “crazy”
The speaker is trying to make you believe this man is possessed.
Delu made me think with that last line. but lupe is personifying these ideas so I think of it like the “Crazy” person yelling out in whatever arena. though his words may hold true they may be too raw for most to digest or they might draw the wrong attention such as those that seek to quiet them. thus cursing their own cause. it’s weird to see so many ppl think this shit is about rappers.
“a seduction of the senses” Intoxication. “Devils he adores” drugs and addiction. The speaker is trying to make you beleive that this man is high or crazy. dont listen to him.
I think this person is making an attempt to remove the wicked from his own heart and trying to compel others to do the same
I think this song is interpreted incorrectly. Lupe says “compels them to be pure” I think the person he is talking about in the 1st verse has good intentions but struggles with demons. The Person Lupe is speaking AS however, represents the powers that be, and is warning you to not go near this person who is infected with truth and goodwill. Instead Chase after these shiny objects we dangle in front of you seemingly just out of your reach.
The Second Verse Is speaking about a woman who has freed herself from the mental bondage imposed on women in most cultures and societies. Thank god however there is a cure to put this bitch back in line. Once again speaking from the perspective of the powers that be The last verse seems self explanatory to me but knowing lupe….