Getting choked by detectives: yeah, yeah, now check the method

from Kanye West – Jesus Walks Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

“Check the method” — a common rap saying meaning “look here” — comes from rap group A Tribe Called Quest and Large Professor on “Keep it Rollin'”. That line was then sampled in a 1994 Common/No ID track, probably what Kanye is referencing here.

Kanye draws attention to the aggressive interrogation methods police forces use against African Americans to confess to crimes they didn’t do. An example of this would be the George Stinney case.

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