I’m Eddie Murphy in Shrek

from Das Racist (Ft. Lakutis) – Amazing Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Eddie Murphy, a black man who has done volatile and hilarious stand-up comedy on the theme of race in America, cashed out big in the Shrek playing both a donkey (not fully human) and a sidekick (not as important as the white characters), while nevertheless bringing a great deal of witty and distinctively black energy to an otherwise boring franchise. Someone concerned about the image of blacks in popular culture would be both encouraged and discouraged by different aspects of this role — that’s why it’s “complex”

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