Black rain fallin from the sky look strange
The ghetto is red hot, we steppin on flames

from The Roots (Ft. DJ Jazzy Jeff & Jazzyfatnastees) – The Next Movement Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The color of rain if ashes from a large fire were to mix with the rain. This line reflects social commentary on the state of the ghetto as burning with crimes, problems, etc…

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