And it’s right on the wall
A play on words with right/write, referencing the “writing on the wall,” but also “right on the wall,” as in either correct or right there in words.
Considering that Redford is looking at rooftop graffiti in the second verse, his story being “right on the wall” could suggest that the graffiti tells his story.
As part of hip hop culture more broadly, graffiti did tell the same stories as many young MCs rapping about the problems and possibilities of inner-city experience.
(The original “writing on the wall” came from Daniel 5:1-30, where a cryptic message appeared on the wall, predicting a king’s downfall.)
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