Lupe did a Q&A session with RollingStone in which a few more details about Food & Liquor 2 part 1 were revealed including this line from the song "Put Em Up."
Q: On "Put Em Up," there's a line where you say, "Only Tupac is topping me now." What did you mean by that?
A: I think everyone sees Tupac as an inspiration. "Tupac Back" – I didn't write that song, Rick Ross and Meek Mill wrote that song. Everybody equates themselves to who they feel is the pioneer of their thing, whether it be folk singers that look back to Bob Dylan or reggae people who look back to Bob Marley.
These head figures that had a social and cultural pitch to them – not saying they were saints in any way, but within their genre they did something that transcended their genre. Everybody reveres Tupac. Tupac Shakur is a great man, a great figure, a great person. He's Martin Luther King status. The same admiration I have for Baldwin, I have for Tupac.
Read the full Q&A HERE