Is the fruit of my labor, my plate is full of color
Arugula and rutabaga
He uses the phrase “fruit for labor” (which is referring to the rewards he rakes in for putting in work) as wordplay to connect the proceeding part of the line.
With several mainstream rappers talk about the same things, what Talib Kweli brings to the table is much lyricism… with a lot of substance and texture (pun intended).
Kweli carries on this image by mentioning arugula and rutabaga: two colorful foods.
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