Africa the set, yea that's the motherland
Africa is often referred to as the “Motherland” or “Cradle of Civilization” due to evidence that the first human civilizations originated in Africa in between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern day Syria. The civilization was called Mesopotamia and is often recognized as the first instance of a modern city in the world. Lupe is referring to Africa as the motherland of not just African-Americans, but all people in the world.
To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit "BMF ( Building Minds Faster)" by Lupe Fiasco Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box