For my theme song

from Kanye West – Black Skinhead Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

I guess every superhero need his theme music

Kanye also seems to have an allegorical affinity for the DC superhero Batman and has been seen wearing masks recently.

The hero the city deserves, but not the one it needs right now.

This metaphor continues the theme presented in the first track, On Sight, where Kanye samples a an old vocal track from kids in a Chicago church choir, that sings “He’ll give us what we need. It may not be what we want” thus making the Kanye/Jesus/Batman allegory come full circle.

Note: On the final version, the one who says this line is Lupe Fiasco, which is why he was credited on the album as Wasalu Jaco, his real name. He also helped Kanye to write this song but did NOT work on this song as a producer.

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