A black flower
The color black in reference to flora is symbolic of death, departure, and sadness in the European culture. However, in certain cultures (mostly Asian) black is symbolic of good luck, fortune and power.
Kendrick mentions a flower growing in a dark room in Poetic Justice which is symbolic to the rose growing out of concrete that Tupac spoke of. True black roses do not occur naturally (they are usually a dark purple or burgundy at the darkest). Black flowers are genetically engineered to be tinted to have an appearance of black. Just as “bad people” aren’t created naturally but are products of the environment they are brought up in.
In the lines below, Kendrick also says he will show you how to “dye your thirst”
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