POETRY - Lupe Fiasco - "Hey Moneyman The Crowd Is Outside"

Lupe+Fiasco+GQ Many would know Lupe Fiasco born Wasalu Muhammad Jac from his albums Food and Liquor and The Cool Series, if not your bound to know his most successful hit to date Superstar; which featured rock and folk singer-songwriter Matthew Santo. If your a fan of Lupes music you would know how outspoken he can be, well this Poem is the perfect example of that.

Hey Moneyman the crowd is outside. The past, the future and the now is outside. The teachers and cooks and the drop-outs too. Word on the street is they looking for you…

Hey Moneyman they saying what’s the score? And how much blood have you spilled on the butcher shop floor? Those numbers keep running but what they running into? The crowd is outside and they asking of you…

Hey Moneyman Moneyman the mayor’s on the phone. He says he wants to know if all those people went home. Those momma’s and poppa’s and students and cooks. Those teachers and preachers, one second I’ll look…

Hey Moneyman Moneyman the tents are still up, the songs are still singing and the coffee’s in cups. The nights due to fall and the sun’s going down but its still a whole mess of good folks hanging ’round…

They eyes are wide and their voices are loud. Its white and black and colorless proud. The signs are big and the smiles are bright. By heaven I reckon its gone be one hell of a night!

Hey Moneyman poor Moneyman you should slip out the back. Cuz’ the forces of greed are under attack. No bombs or bullets or rocks or guns. Just hashtags and voices at the tops of their lungs!

And Moneyman Moneyman I wont need a ride. But if you need me…

You can find me outside.

By Wasalu “Lupe Fiasco” Jaco #OccupyWallStreet