That’s out of line, but in living color?
I’m more like Miya Bailey on you rap motherfuckers, a true artist
“In living color” was a phrase used to promote color television to audiences accustomed to broadcasts exclusively in black and white in the 1960s. The idea being, that compared to the black-and-white broadcasts, color television was like witnessing programming in real life.
KRIT is talking shit about being superior, and even though he’s making wild claims, he 100 percent means it when he says he’s better, because he’s the real thing.
As well to Miya Bailey, the artist who gave him his Mississippi tattoo. Hence the wordplay with artist. Krit paints a real picture — something that is permanent on the rap game.
The end of the last line, “a true artist,” brings all of the verses full circle, because every rapper on the track shares a theme from their experiences. Coming up from hustling, paranoia, legal battles, partying and shooting guns are all stops on the fame train. The art is what unites them all though, so it’s only fitting the track ends on a rare brag, K.R.I.T. calling himself a true artist.
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