Promise Heron I'll put my fist up,
Gil Scott-Heron: the Godfather of Rap. Heron most likely had an influence on Earl, wishing to represent his black militancy with the fist for black solidarity..
Heron was famous for his politically and socially relevant lyrics. Earl promises to one day put his fist up in reference to the Black Power Salute as a nod to Heron’s activism, but the consumerist kid in him wants to enjoy the sex and money that come with his success while he’s young.
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