Antebellum statues paved the way for me

from Poison Pen (Ft. Immortal Technique) – 2nd Amendment Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Antebellum refers to the events leading up to war, especially used in context of the Civil War. Thus, antebellum statues could refer to vast number of Confederacy statues still erected today, which irks Poison. He could also be foreshadowing a rising class/race war, and antebellum statues would then refer to the things causing his passionate political opinions.

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