With a family who owned a store in L.A

from Fort Minor – Kenji Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Kenji was living the dream many Asian immigrants came here to live. They wanted to have their own business because in the empires they came from they can’t have their own anything. The reason he is in L.A. is because when Asian immigrants came to our country many went through the Angel Island processing center (the Ellis Island of the west coast) so many of the immigrants settled down close to where they entered the country.

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