Ask whom the bell tolls for

from Das Racist – Rainbow in the Dark Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Refers to the the Hemingway novel and the John Donne quote (but probably not the Metallica song). Also a slight reference to their original hit Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.

Furthermore, suggesting that listeners should “ask whom the bell tolls for” is akin to asking them to consider the larger questions in life. This is characteristic of Das Racist. In the midst of painting ludicrous, comical images, they will sneak in an allusion to something deeper. This juxtaposition can even be likened to the way in which deeper truth is something barely glimpsed nowadays through the chaos of life.

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