If I ruled the world (Imagine that)
I'd free all my sons

from Nas (Ft. Lauryn Hill) – If I Ruled The World Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Lauryn puts a righteous twist on the sexist hook from Kurtis Blow’s OG track

The appropriation of Kurtis Blow’s chorus strikingly mirrors Point #8 of The Black Panther Party’s Ten-Point Program- “We Want Freedom For All Black Men
Held In Federal, State, County And City Prisons And Jails.”

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