And the pigs wouldn't believe that my slave name was Jackson

from Ice Cube – Who Got the Camera? Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

During slavery, names were given to slaves by their owners. Although they usually only had first names, once they were freed many of them took on the surnames of their owners, a surname based on their trade, or a surname of a historical figure such as Jackson.

As stated in the first verse, Cube didn’t have his license or registration to prove his real name was O'Shea Jackson.

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