A pharaoh in ghetto apparel,

from Rakim – Holy Are You Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This line sets up the next few lyrics…

A pharaoh in ancient Egyptian times would wear much gold, thus making Rakim “stay blinged up” with as much gold as “Fort Knox”, and then he completes the line by referencing probably the most notable pharaoh, King Tutankhamen.

Fort Knox:

King Tut:

Notice all the gooooold:

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