And I even lost my lip skin
Grew back darker than its original pigment
Skin disfigured from boils and blisters
Unidentifiable by my little sister

from Ab-Soul – The Book Of Soul Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

People think that Soul’s lips are like that thanks to his Black & Mild diet, but it was the disease that gave birth to the Black Lip Bastard. As if this song needed to be more saddening, his own sister couldn’t recognize her brother thanks to the disease because his lips changed colour.

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