Without faith, all of that is illusionary
Raise my son, no vindication of manhood necessary
“Faith,” or pure religion—as distinguished from religious institution of the church which can be violent—and traditional family values are more important than warped concepts of masculinity.
Indeed, religious faith is more powerful than thug life, which is just an “illusion of power.”
Moreover, thug life is just an attempt to regain lost manhood. Kweli doesn’t need to play that; he’s just going to raise his son and let that masculine act speak for itself.
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