Wall street got black slave blood stains
Which means, we built this city

from J. Cole (Ft. 50 Cent & Bas) – New York Times Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Big corporations of today were built by the labor of slaves in the past. J cole is implying that the black slaves created this country and sparked the rapid growth of the United States.

It’s also a little known fact that even though slavery was a mostly Southern operation, Lower Manhattan, where Wall Street is located, was the area where many black slaves where buried..

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