Lupe Fiasco’s known to get more than a little scholarly, from his lyrics to his tweets to his visuals. In his latest music video for “Lamborghini Angels” / “”ITAL (Roses)” / “Audubon Ballroom,” the Chicago rapper opts for a 13-minute, three-part series that bombs you with socio-political imagery, kaleidoscope visuals and subliminal messages that essentially break down the damaging effects of hip-hop in America.
Visually, it’s a lot to take in, especially when you’re fresh off stuffing your face with Corona and BBQ food. So we tried to sift through it all and get to the bottom line. Click through for an abridged translation of what (we think) it all means.