I'm blacker than midnight on Broadway and Myrtle
Mos Def is from the area of Brooklyn around Broadway and Myrtle Ave (as he explains in the song “Champion Requiem”)
Both Broadway and Myrtle are very “black” at midnight in terms of both light and the people.
The intersection of Broadway and Myrtle ave is directly underneath the J M Z, this part of the subway is above ground and casts a considerable shadow, therefore it is said to be black at midnight
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