Somebody told me them pirates had got lost
Cause we been off them slave ships

from Kendrick Lamar – HiiiPower Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He’s referring to the fact coastal Somalis were driven to modern piracy when their fishing waters were over-fished and polluted by international corporations (their livelihood gone, them’s who they started abducting).

Kendrick could also be referring to when African slaves were being imported to america on slave ships, stating that pirates got lost at sea due to the fact that black slaves are no longer on the ships anymore. Basically he’s saying us Negros we’re the reason mufuckas on boats knew where to go cuz we got that HiiiPower

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