But my persona was always more of that Arthur Ashe

from Childish Gambino – Hold You Down Lyrics on Rap Genius


Arthur Ashe was a professional tennis player, one of the greats in his time. He was the first African American to win singles titles at Wimbledon, US Open, and Australian Open. He also was a major civil rights leader, and wrote for Time magazine and commentated for ABC Sports.

CG is saying that people looked at him the same way they did Ashe, a famous, succesful, african american nerd. CG and Ashe both can be found wearing short shorts and wayfarer shades.

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