I get down for my grandfather who took my mama

from Kanye West (Ft. Jay Z & J. Ivy) – Never Let Me Down Lyrics on Rap Genius


Kanye has often his mentioned his family’s connections to the Civil Rights movement of the 60s; the grandfather he mentioned here is likely the same one who drove one of the first cars in the Freedom Rides as he mentioned in an interview with Conan O'Brien in 2008.

Note the alliteration in “my mama / made” and to a lesser extent “where white folks ain’t want”

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