We, invested in that, it's like we got Merrill Lynched
Ye plays on the investment bank Merrill Lynch and the lynching or hangings many black people suffered, especially in the South.
Many in the hood staked their economic hopes on selling crack, an investment that was ultimately led to a collective social bankruptcy.
After the song was released, Bank of America was esentially forced by Treasury and the Fed to buy Merrill Lynch for what became $50 billion on the same Sunday that Lehman Brothers filed for bankrupcy. Merrill shareholders actually did pretty well considering their bank was essentially bankrupt.
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