Song title: Dumb it Down | Artist: Lupe Fiasco
from the album: “The Cool”
“I’m peerless, that means I’m eye-less
which means I’m tearless
which means my iris resides where my ears is
which means I’m blinded…”
This song is a rebellious shout against mainstream music and Lupe’s inability to fit into that mold. Instead of playing the fame game and sending negative messages to young, black people in American, Lupe refuses. He says he is tearless–without regret or sympathy. And he is peerless–a double entendre on not having any real peers and also on not seeing a good reason to ‘dumbing down’ his music, his lyrics…and his musical calling.