Cause I’m Malcolm X before he turned Muslim, Red

from Game (Ft. Lil Wayne) – Red Nation Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Prior to converting to Islam, Malcolm X was known as “Detroit Red” due to his ruddy hair color

The Game is most likely refering to Malcolm X’s early days of drug dealing and pimping. Malcolm Little soon moved on to more elaborate larcenies of wealthy families in Boston, for which he was incarcerated. It was during this incarceration he converted to Islam.

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