Clearer than the invisible man in the mirror
More invisible than invisibility’s reflection… what?
This is also a reference to Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror”
It’s also a reference to Ralph Ellison’s book “Invisible Man”. The narrator of the story is an unnamed African American man who considers himself socially invisible, and the book addresses many of the social and intellectual issues facing African-Americans early in the twentieth century.
Lupe’s mom introduced him to this book around the same time she showed him The Watts Prophets, one of the first acts to use spoken word with music in the nascent genre that would become rap.
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