The wilderness is filled with this
So many people searching for false bliss
I'm here with the skills you've missed
Refers to the state of current hip-hop, i.e. barren of talent like a wasteland. Also refers to the Hebrews wandering in the wilderness after the Exodus, without guidance on how to find the Promised Land; eventually the people turned to false idols like the Golden Calf. Music fans these days are forced to seek fake idols in mainstream artists, so Guru is back to show them real skill and creativity.
He is also saying that in our materialistic, image conscious society, we look for happiness in consumption — but that can never be the path to true happiness…nor can it make up for the real. Guru’s rhyme skills offer a sense of pure enjoyment because they reflect skill and talent.
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