Edifice, living in a world full of Oedipus
It's all relative, melanin, nepotism

from Jean Grae – Kill Screen a.k.a. Steve Wiebe Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Oedipus Rex is an ancient Greek tragedy by Sophocles.

In it, Oedipus inadvertently (he does not know his parentage) kills his father and marries his mother. This play led, centuries later, to Freud’s idea of the Oedipus complex, his belief that children have a desire to sexually possess their mother and kill their father. This line is also Grae’s slick way of saying that she’s in a world full of motherfuckers

The wordplay continues with the “it’s all relative” in the next line, punning on both the colloquial meaning of the phrase and the “relative"s in Oedipus' life. The "melanin” and “nepotism” both tie in to the idea of biological relatives

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