I'm more Malcolm than Martin, come get some, be a target

from Big Boi (Ft. Ludacris & T.I.) – In the A Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This contradicts what Big Boi says in the previous lines about being “non-violent” and doing “no violence”. Malcolm X supported defending human rights by any means necessary, including self-defense through the use of arms. .

Whereas Martin Luther King was known for being far more peaceful in his demonstrations, preaching Christian psalms, conducting peaceful protests like bus boycotts and overall communicating a non-violent message. .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K1j9FaH2io

The fact that Big Boi claims he is non violent yet likens himself to Malcolm X instead of Martin Luther shows his changing state of mind through the whirlwind of the creative process, you can tell by the tracklist of the album that dozens of contrasting ideas are going into Vicious Lies and the result is a clash of opinion, is Big Boi the stylin' peaceful guy, or the aggressive Malcolm X figure?

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