Jesus Christ and Shawn Carter are my only idols
This is an immediate play off the previous line where Soulo calls himself a “shaman”, which is someone who practices of channeling messages of enlightenment and truth through the spirit.
Ab-Soul has worshiped Jesus Christ and Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) as prime role models in his life. Also, Jay-Z refers to himself as J-HOVA, wordplay on Jehovah, the God of rap, etc …
so this line in a way is saying his idols are someone who often calls himself God as well as the “real” son of God; he keeps this theme up in a few lines by saying it is he (rather than his “rival” Jay) that is the “Messiah of rap.”
- He’s even commented on some of his favorite Jay lyrics right on RG. Check it out!
The line can also be linked, though probably not purposely, to a previous line he had on Illuminate where he said he feels as though he could run laps around Jay-Z — metaphorically speaking, of course.
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