(Oh shit, it’s just blacks on blacks on blacks)

from Kanye West (Ft. Jay Z) – Gotta Have It Lyrics on Rap Genius


An expression of suprise at the fact that the rich guys who own the car are black, black success and overcoming racism is a big theme throughout the album. Maybachs have become so ubiquitous in hip-hop culture that sometimes it seems they are now driven mostly by black rappers.

In fact, the Maybach division of Daimler is losing money despite the 365K price tags of their cars. As per the Wall Street Journal: “Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is a fan of the Maybach but only 200 of them were sold last year.”

The line is a pun on corny rap sensation Racks on Racks, and a reference to cars being murder black. It also continues the album’s motif of blackness — see this note for a refresher course

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