Bright as Thomas Edison, but Gucci man hood

from Kendrick Lamar – I Am (Interlude) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Play on the word ‘bright’. Bright can be interpreted as ‘intelligent’, something inventor Thomas Edison was. Edison invented the light bulb as well, so bright can allude to the brightness of a bulb too.

Kendrick Lamar is extremely intelligent, but also maintains his hood state of mind. He compares himself to Gucci Mane, one of the most street rappers.

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