I said, Elvis Presley ain't got no soul (huh)
Chuck Berry is rock and roll (damn right)
You may dig on the Rolling Stones
But they ain't come up with that style on they own (uh-uh)
He is describing how Elvis, The Rolling Stones, and Rock & Roll acts as a whole derived their style from black artists that get no credit for being the real basis of the movement.
See Little Richard, the real King of Rock and Roll.
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