We were on the same ship when the slaves were checked
I had to pull your card, you was on the top deck

from GZA – Swordsman Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This is a reference to race-relations in the US. Both whites & blacks were on slave ships, but the whites were on the “top deck” steering the ship, & the Africans were below deck in chains.

Wordplay with ‘deck’ which also refers to a deck of cards and “pulling your card” is calling someone on their bullshit.

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