The well is running dry, the days of Malcolm and Martin have ended

from Lupe Fiasco (Ft. Ayesha Jaco) – Intro Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. were two prominent figures in the fight for equality for blacks but now blacks aren’t focused on that anymore. They discriminate themselves.

“You never miss the water till the well runs dry” is a proverb which means people are not grateful for what they have until they lose it. Many people did not support Malcolm and Martin when they were alive, but after they were gone people realized just how much they had lost.

“The well is running dry” also means that hope is dying out.

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