Say it loud - I'm funky and I'm proud
This line is a reference to the James Brown song “Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud”. The song was about black pride — black activism. The Funkadelic collective later sampled this once more for the hook of their song “Let’s Take It to the Stage”.
The exchange of black and funky comes with the slave’s savior. Instead of the white people the slave is running from, the culprit could also be non-funky music.
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