Eh yo, I'm a black man, with an African
Drum in my chest that beats on the opposite of the right
Let me know I got a breath left

from Cannibal Ox – Pigeon Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Referring to his heart as an ‘African Drum’ (on the opposite of the right of his chest — the left side of his body). Despite ‘graduating’, and ‘getting his wings’ — that is, transcending the street life of inner NYC, he’s still got his roots beating strong inside him.

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