Got family in the D, Kin-folk from Motown

from Kanye West – Diamonds from Sierra Leone Lyrics on Rap Genius


The D is a nickname for Detroit.

Motown records is an American record company founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. in 1959 in Detroit. The name, a portmanteau of motor and town, is another nickname for Detroit.

Motown records is considered a musical movement that introduced artists such as The Funk Brothers, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Martha & The Vandellas, Rare Earth, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Temptations, and The Contours.

So, if Kanye said he has relatives from Motown, it means that he shares blood with legendary artists.

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