I'm anti-Santa Maria
Only Christopher we acknowledge is Wallace
La Santa María de la Inmaculada Concepción (or The Santa Maria, for short) was the ship that Christopher Columbus' used in his journey to find America. Jay-Z is anti Santa Maria, meaning that he’s against Christopher Columbus. He’s not the only one. Columbus was known for his maltreatment of Native peoples in America, and starting off relations between Natives and Europeans on poor footing. Jay has referenced the atrocities committed against Natives by the early explorers in another line:
Although Jay is against Christopher Columbus, he does look up to another pioneer, by the name of Christopher Wallace; more commonly known as The Notorious B.I.G.. It’s obvious that Jay looked up to him, as he has included many allusions to him in his songs (Check out this blog post from RG mod hellrel for some examples.)
It’s worth noting that Frank Ocean’s name is Christopher, but he doesn’t use it, even in private life: he doesn’t even acknowledge himself as a Christopher.
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