Lupe Fiasco: SLR 2 Kendrick Lamar Response


  • Aubrey OVO

    Who mentioned this nigga tho?

  • myian barnes

    Lupe’s hardcore fans will say, “Lupe will kill your favorite rapper,” I swear this was hot bullshit. Not it didn’t go over my head. It just sucked.

    • Nestor Roach Arocho

      So what did he say then? lets start at the banana part..please break it down for me, because I’m too dumb and over saturated from all the club songs I listen too.

      • myian barnes

        Point proven, Lupe stans always display the same overly arrogant, overly sarcastic attitude he does. Okay I will give you my interpretation. The banana clips line is referring to his bars, which are supposedly so much better than everyone else’s, he only has to give the comp half, hence the splits line Then he calls the other rappers bananas to set up the the fact he’s an ape and they are food to him…..need I go on? Like I said….it was trash. It’s not that I’m into club music because I don’t really fuck with Lupe, it’s just the fact that he’s over rated, his music really isn’t that good anymore, and he has all that ego for no reason. Miss me with that lame sarcastic approach next time btw…..

        • Nestor Roach Arocho

          Sure the metaphor could’ve had double meaning the way I interpreted. I’m not a hardcore Lupe fan, but I will tell you that this kid is not even Overrated. I don’t know why you are using this term, when not one soul be talking about this MC on the regular like they be about even Ol rappers in the game. I think what he did here was brilliant, and if you think you could’ve wrote a better verse or perhaps a better “Banana Clip” Theory bar, then I would be able to say… that shit is weak, but in meantime I think not only that bar was good but the whole entire body of structure in his verse was very good, but that is just me and this is HipHop we have our own opinion. Respect brother!

        • myian barnes

          Respect. You are correct, we all have our opinions. Mine is that this response wasn’t good. As far as Lupe being mentioned, there are two sides to that coin. Visit any open forum and the moment this dude is mentioned, you get a bunch of cats worshipping this dude similar to the way Lil B’s fans do. The irritating part of that is how if you aren’t feeling dude, they automatically attack you on some “You prolly listen to Chief Keef and Gucci Mane,” or the ever popular, “he’s just going over your head,” type crap. No doubt, he’s an intelligent brother, but If you truly have been following his music…..I remember the F n F days, he has plenty of songs where he spouts superficial nonsense but he’s quick to call others out on it. He constantly bashes our president, and shows up to the Occupy demonstration with a 10,000 dollar rolex on. Hypocrite and pompous ass are terms that don’t begin to describe him. I am a fan of his first two albums and I always check whatever he puts out to see if he can recapture some of that. He seems to be to stuck on himself nowadays to do so. Beyond that, he’s still good lyrically but he’s not even top 5 in that category right now. Nas is still light years ahead of him, Kendrick has surpassed him, Jay Elec, Royce, Pusha T, Sweatshirt…..I could go on and on not to mention underground cats or battle rappers…..Honestly, it may not be fare to compare but how does this verse hold up against Lux’s 2nd against Cal? Or even Kendrick’s verse on Control. The mediocre schemes and bars he used are about the three classes below. That Bananas scheme holds now weight against this kind of complexity


          Young ‘un you’ve gotta learn how this works – job corp
          It’s hardball with an oddball when the shots you throw through do car door like it’s cardboard
          I feel like I’m at your mom’s door with a convoy full of armed boys from Darfur
          My heart core colder than the shoulders on a US soldier on ‘Nam shores
          but you can sense it, nigga, the tension thicker than German guard dogs
          My beloved Iron Shiek say, Allahu Akbar


          Tell Flex to drop a bomb on this shit/So many bombs, ring the alarm like Vietnam in this shit
          So many bombs, make Farrakhan think Saddam in this bitch/One at a time, I line ’em up and bomb on they mom while she watchin’ the kids
          I’m in a destruction mode if the gold exists/
          I’m important like the pope/I’m a muslim on pork/I’m Makaveli’s offspring, I’m the king of New York
          King of the Coast, one hand, I juggle them both/The juggernaut’s all in your jugular, you take me for jokes
          Live in the basement, church pews and funeral faces/Cartier bracelets/for my women friends I’m in Vegas

          Now look at what ya boy dropped

          Dear Lord, have mercy on my banana clips
          Give ’em half, call it that banana splits
          But my halves is really like a banana 6
          Do these bananas have any idea who they on the planet with?
          Apes, yeah you bananas to the grapes
          That mean your bitch got a banana in her face

          not even close.

        • Nestor Roach Arocho

          I see where you coming from, but Lupe did say some other things besides the “banana” bar. I see exactly what you are saying about this guy. About that FnF he did go in, during those days, he still does.. but I think his delivery is just way out of order.. now the way he delivered this response wasn’t even close to any other response but the lyrics he brought to the paper is worth listening to, despite the fact his arrogance led him to imitate other rappers patterns and flows.. but yea… I respect I see where you coming from.

  • sampirlo

    LuPe U good but Kendrick is now The King

  • Naylz

    I listened to this twice and don’t really see why its called a “Kendrick Lamar” response. Doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the Kdot verse.

  • Acp80

    Classic lupe

  • FAMP

    Should have gave this track to MICKEY FATZ.. just saying .. down hill from Banana Split..

    • myian barnes

      Mickey response kills this shit

    • eLz from PME


  • RUOfficialDOTcom

    This was pretty official, can’t lie. Very creative with his flow. Adding to the list. Also, big ups to Lupe for showing support to the culture.

  • Greggylasek

    Lupe was most definitely on that list of the greats. Just not a lyrical sellout so we don’t talk about him being among the greats.

  • DRE

    Shit Wack.

  • Mike TheFranchise YoungHomie

    Lupe I dig it

  • William Onehundred

    was that shit even a response?….yaaaawwwwn!

  • Scrilla

    This was crazy smh dying breed

  • Mr. Renaissance PD

    the essence of hip-hop baby love this shit mannnnnn Lupe that’s wats up. who going to get sensitive?

  • Antonio Jawja Dickens

    only listened to it once n understand what he sayin n doin. yall funny as hell n yall spose ta be SMACK fans. listen closer off of one listen showed respect ta Lux n O Red then a name flip showin love ta Smack CLEARLY. Itz more i heard but damn. not a Lupe fan. ima fan of bars tho. i give it a 7

    • myian barnes

      I get it, he was also using other rappers styles, it still is trash

  • kiddkidd13

    Wack, u can’t c kendrick lamar son

  • Swagg

    Y’all niggas are DUMB, literally dumb if you think this track was wack in anyway. Like the rap battles everything he said just went over your head. Lupe is certified and proven hip hop. Listen again, BUMS.

  • mahdi777

    Smack losing mad respect recently. don’t know who his manager is, but he needs to fire him. First a SM3 card w/ONLY Daylyt, which many URL followers don’t like or can’t relate, then delaying battles and having a date for a event w/NO match-ups. there is a song by De La Soul that says Don’t Let It Go to Your Head, i’m sure it’s in reference to this URL brand. sloppy businesses rarely ever stay at the top. what happened to you can’t copy respect, but you gotta give it in order to receive it smh #RNT?

  • Ken Rogers

    thas hitler reacting to my shit saying why he can be evil as LU….OMFG!!

    no matter how far you go, you will reflect me………..ow!!!!

    fuck a hater Lupe has some retarded shit in there. god damn!

  • Blitomeister

    Yoooo this shyt was nuts!!! That wordplay doe?!?!? Real talk this is bringing the best out of hip hop.. Look how much new music we have gotten since that song dropped and thats the point.. we get so many leaked throw away songs and club joints when real hip hop heads want lyrics.. no long pauses between bars and 16 bar hooks.. straight rhyming…. I just wanna know if da heavyweights he mentioned are gonna drop something (Drake, Meek, Cole)

  • Big Chief

    You fools are crazy if ya’ll thinking Kendrick can see Lupe

  • Edwin Stagg

    kendrick is officially the king of new york

  • Donta Kaban

    Yo real shit lupe is one of the only niggaz who got at kendrick with the adolf shit went H.A.M

  • Velli87

    He’s trying to hard

  • Kendrick LAMEr

    Luke has said more in a few random tracks Like …Hurt MeSoul, The Cool, Dumb It Down, Little Weapon then Kendrick Lamar will ever say…ever lol…

  • myian barnes

    I still say this one is sub par. However, SLR 3 is ridiculous….if you read the criticisms I wrote below, I would swear he di too, the second verse he actually addressed some of my points. Prolly just coincidence but we he said that I ain’t talkin to ’em/ I just CC(see) ’em” I couldn’t help but laugh. Good shit through….

  • Brock

    See these everyday radio listen niggaz wont get Lupe’s barz, niggaz been listening to the 2 chain style niggaz for too long. This wasn’t no 2nd round knockout nooo but it went in. Lyrics over anything!!


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