Am I about dollars or about change?
Am I about knowledge or about brains?

from J. Cole – Miss America Lyrics on Rap Genius


Brilliant word play between the money-themed “dollars” and “change,” along with the synonyms “knowledge” and “brain.” Is Cole about the money or making a positive impact on things he can influence? Is he about educating himself and others or getting brain (head)?

I’d also like to acknowledge the brilliant wordplay by mentioning how “dollars” and “knowledge” sort of rhyme, as does “change” and “brains”.

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