The key is in the high-powered, automatic weaponry wielded by the various gang and cartel members. The characters in 1972's Super Fly wouldn't be caught dead with them, because Gordon Parks Jr.'s film recognized the dire economic straits in which its protagonist operated his business of running and dealing cocaine. That film was morally complex in its examination of a man who wanted to get out of the game after a near-death experience jars him into his reality. Superfly compresses a lot of these ideas by way of more than just smashing the words in its title together.
See my full review at Joel on Film.