It was all black everything

from Lupe Fiasco – All Black Everything Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

What he meant was that in his dreams everything was the same color, kinda like monotone. There was no basis for differentiation between people based on race, ethnicity, religion, e.t.c. All black every thing could also just mean no colors. White is the absence of color, black on the other hand is supposed to be the mixture of all colors. Metaphorically speaking “All White Everything” would be all races, nationality, religion… ect mixing into one then peace. “All Black Everything” is no mixing, but also no colors and peace. You can still be yo race, nationlity, religion…. whatever But I don’t see any colors, and we have peace.

This is also interesting because it sort of references movies like THX 1138, in which everyone wore the same white uniform and everyone’s heads were shaved so there was no individuality. everything was white instead of black, but it is the same idea. Although, the movie was highlighting the bad side of this idea

Lastly, and most importantly, this is ripping on other rappers like Jigga, soulja boy, and Jeezy who have songs using the line “all black(or white) everything”

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