Trapped my body but freed my mind

from Kendrick Lamar – Fuck Your Ethnicity Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Allusions to Jay-Z’s Can I Live

Lock my body, can’t trap my mind

He was enslaved to the music making, but it liberated him as well.

Like hypnosis where one is physically trapped under the control of another and their mind is freed to explore the subconscious, hip hop took control of his life, trapping him physically and mentally engendering a love for the game while at the same time opening his eyes to the stories and poetry of other artists and freeing his mind to explore his lyrical genius that he may never of realized without it.

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