And I basically know now
We get racially profiled
'Cuffed up and hosed down, pimped up and ho'd down

from Kanye West (Ft. Freeway & Yasiin Bey) – Two Words Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Yeezy likely gets his political side from his father Ray West, a former Black Panther and now a sociology professor.

“Hosed down” is a reference to the 1963 march on Washington, where protesters were famously sprayed with fire hoses. See MLK’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech, which was delivered on that day.

There is also a clever word play with “ho’d down”, meaning both the portraying of black women (by society and then hip hop itself) as hoes, as well referencing the popular American type of folk or square dance known as a Hoedown. Basically ‘Ye is saying that the black community have been forced to conform to a number of standards and images that they had no hand in creating or control over.

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