Houses are seized and they tossed in the street
The orphans of greed in the culture of deceit

from Brother Ali – Fajr Lyrics on Rap Genius


Consistent with the album’s title, Ali is describing the predatory lending practices of financial institutions that gave mortgages to people that could not afford them. These people were deceived into thinking buying houses could buy happiness and are now “orphans” or homeless because of the culture they bought into.

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