I make algorithms that got Malcolm in 'em
In maths/computing, an algorithm is a set of instructions. In saying that his raps are algorithms, Kweli either means that they are very complex, OR that they have some meaning behind them, that they have some set of instructions/concepts that should be followed.
The latter is the most likely, because his algorithms feature civil rights/black power activist Malcolm X, meaning that when he raps he has Malcolm X’s ideals in mind.
Algorithms are typically generalized instructions written to act on variables, and in mathematical/computational expressions variables are often represented as x, e.g. algorithms that have ‘x’ in them.
Note also Algorithms vs Al Gore Rhythms… get it? This ties into the previous line.
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