I'm in New York now, like Akeem and Semmi was
Jay Electronica lives in NYC and references the always hilarious movie Coming to America. Eddie Murphy portrayed Prince Akeem, while Arsenio Hall was Semmi, the prince’s servant.
Hailing from the made-for-movie kingdom of Zamunda, Akeem and Semmi are strangers to this country, unfamiliar with the customs, vernacular and fashion. In this way, Jay feels like New York is a whole new country.
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