I’m like a preacher that once was a fiend
A story of change that came with wings
Again, Common’s playing with the duality of his nature — like a drug addict who then channeled his passion into preaching, Common channels energy that used to go into dreaming into music (and making money from music)
This is also a tip off to Malcolm X, as he was once a hustler and later he became a Muslim preacher who assisted the uprising of Islam in America, as well as advocating and fighting for blacks. He felt that Elijah Muhammad gave him wings this was in the chapter entitled Icarus.
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