CIA my Sankofa

from Lupe Fiasco – Lightwork Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Sankofa is a film about Africans never forgetting where they came from. It ties in to the Black maid theme later on, since the film is about a woman who travels back in time as a slave/maid to his white master who sexually abuses her and also fathers her child.
Sankofa hence carries a general meaning of “Never forgetting where you came from”/looking to your past to find answers for today and the future (Remember: The Cool is History’s debt to humanity). A theme Lupe as been stressing a lot lately.

This could be a reference to Shaka Sankofa, a black male who was wrongfully accused and executed.

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