Malcolm West had the whole nation standing at attention

from Kanye West (Ft. Kid Cudi & Raekwon) – Gorgeous Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Kanye creates an alter ego, fusing himself and activist Malcolm X. He previously made this comparison in Graduation’s Good Morning

whole nation standing at attention

This is certainly true, for over the years Kanye’s controversial antics and comments have drawn much media and national attention.

This is interesting because like Kanye, the stuff Malcolm X said was not entirely well received either. At the time, his radical ideas were quite controversial.


Note: Kanye’s father was a Black Panther. He has the blood of revolutionaries in his veins.

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