Shine so vibrantly that eyes squint to catch a glimpse
Embrace the bass with my dark ink fingertips

from Yasiin Bey – Hip Hop Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Another pairing of opposites — shining vibrantly and being dark as ink. Mos Def, a black man who excels at his musical craft, does both simultaneously.

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