Tattoos, how they break the news

from Kanye West (Ft. King Louie) – Send It Up Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A reference to how many murders there are among youth, specifically in Chicago, where both Kanye and King L hail from.

Tattoos are how they remember those who pass. Since deaths are so prevalent, the news barely covers them. So you know if the news covers the death it must have been ‘real’ important.

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