We feel that we have a responsibility to... shine the light... into the darkness.

from Black Star – Intro Lyrics on Rap Genius


Kweli and Def are using this sample as their mission statement: to educate and inform the masses. “Shine the light” is mostly appropriate to their group name “Black Star,” and their general focus on issues of race and color.

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