What about the 'Great White Hope?'
This is a boxing reference, James Jeffries was the first boxer known as the “Great White Hope” due to the racist attitudes towards his upcoming match with Jack Johnson; racist white newspaper publishers and other racist whites of the time hoped Jeffries, a former World Champion Heavyweight, would beat Johnson, who had just beaten Tommy Burns to take the world’s heavyweight belts. However, Jeffries underestimated his more skillful and younger African-American opponent and lost the match. Canibus is portraying himself as Jack Johnson, and Eminem as his white adversary.
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