Illuminate my culture

from Lupe Fiasco – Lightwork Lyrics on Rap Genius


Lupe uses his music to show the story of his culture and people.

This could also be saying that since Lupe is in black(dark) culture to illuminate it would be to change it to white people’s (light) liking.

With references to government and structures of power eliminating black leaders and organizations in the previous lines, this line could also be interpereted as reffering to the “Illuminatti” infiltrating his culture, keeping in theme with the last couple of lines.

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